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The Viking Of Contemporary And Realistic Poems - Vihang A. Naik

His poems flourished with great enthusiasm in the year of 1993 at Writer's Workshop held at Calcutta with the title ' City Times and Other Poems '.

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Updated:December 12, 2019, 1:38 PM IST
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The Viking Of Contemporary And Realistic Poems - Vihang A. Naik
His poems flourished with great enthusiasm in the year of 1993 at Writer's Workshop held at Calcutta with the title ' City Times and Other Poems '.

The art of poetry is an important gateway to understand and appreciate the world around us. Poetry's strength lies in its ability to shed a sideways light on the world, so the truth sneaks up on you. And the poet helps the people to embrace that light to kindle the innate human nature. Poetry teaches us how to live. Poetry is like the shield that protects everyone from the grub in the world and making the human brains conscious in fighting the vulnerabilities.

 The only way to read, analyze and embrace the light shed by great poetry is through the mind of a poet. Today we would like to introduce to the world a poet who is very sensible and sensitive in penning absolutely brilliant poems that evoke the hidden human who lost his identity running around with the chaos of life. Vihang Naik is one such poet.

 After pursuing a degree in Philosophy, English Literature and Indian Literature in English Translations from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Borada, Vihang's interest in poetry was set wild open. His poetry is published in various literary journals and anthologies. Apart from penning wonderful poetry, his interest in translating poetry from Gujarati language to English is a great trait. Also, he has recently retired as an Associate Professor in English in March this year and now resides and writes from Baroda, Gujarat.

 His poems flourished with great enthusiasm in the year of 1993 at Writer's Workshop held at Calcutta with the title ' City Times and Other Poems '. The saga of great poetry collection of his continued. The Gujarati collection of poems Jeevangeet (Gujarati Poems) in the year 2001, Making A Poem in the year 2004, Poetry Manifesto (New & Selected Poems) in the year 2010 and the republication of his first poetry collection in 2014.

 To get deeper into his style of writing and understand his vision, reading his poems is the first and foremost thing every poetry lover should do.

 Vihang A Naik is more vocal towards the urban lifestyle, optimism, bringing needful changes in society, power of the mighty pen and the poet. The beauty lies in poet's prowess at expressing his thoughts with sheer preciseness and clarity. It has been said that in a closed mind, our imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missed out. Poetry is a creation beyond words and letters. A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.

 Acknowledging the same to the versatile and famous bilingual poet, Vihang A Naik, many professors and research scholars have effectively analyzed his poetic works and shared their experiences. One such book is 'Vihang A Naik: A Study of his Mind and Art Hardcover  2018 ' by Dr Sanjay Prasad Pandey. In this book, Sanjay Prasad explains how aesthetically Vihang has penned every poem using simple language. Like an icing on the cake, the conversation(s) between the author and Vihang revs up the interest of the readers.

 Talking about Goutam Karmakar's book - ' The Poetry of Vihang A. Naik: New Literary Dimensions Hardcover  2018 ', the author brings forward Vihang Naiks work throughout these years in a nutshell. The essays about his poems are in this book are the perfect examples to applaud the poet's impeccable writing skills.

Coming to understanding the eloquent set of poems in the book ' Making a poem ' by Vihang A Naik, the book is a blend of innermost emotions. With notable features about life, optimism, values, human nature and such traits, his poems are like a blanket that extends warmth while having rough winters in life.  It is also to be noted that there are some aspects like sexism and absurd elements in his poems that may not appeal to some readers.

 With a traditional style of stanza writing, his poems will definitely provoke the lost zeal in one's mind. It is often said that poems come out of sadness and brings tranquility to the mind. But, when the muse himself the poet and his poems talk directly to the reader's mind, the paradise of hope seems to be very near.

On a closing note, as a reader of modern and contemporary poems, Vihang's books are highly recommended to taste a wide range of coherently written exquisite poems.

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