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Author: Nileen PutatundaA sample cover of the book: dark red coloured handloom sari with gold embossed nameplate and lettering for the title and author's name. The border of the sari lines the right hand margin of the cover.
Pages: 96
Year of Publication: 2020
Price: Rs 300
978-81-946740-5-4 (9788194674054)

About the Author
Nileen Putatunda was born in 1978 in Calcutta. He did his schooling in St. Mary’s School, Bombay, and St. James’ School, Calcutta. He graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, in 2000 and worked for some time in the social development sector. He has written nine other books of spiritual poetry, all published by Writers Workshop, India, between 2006 and 2018. His books have been reviewed in the international Vedanta journals, Prabuddha Bharata, Samvit, The Advent and The Vedanta Kesari, and in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and The Times of IndiaAnnya, published by Writers Workshop in 2009, was short-listed for the Muse India Young Writer Award 2011. Nileen’s poems have appeared in journals like Samvit, Muse India, American Vedantist and Mountain Path and his articles have come out in the opinion space of newspapers.


The Art of Giving

Mother Teresa
Give till it hurts,
But giving
Can be so enjoyable
That the threshold
Of hurt
Can be stretched
Limitlessly by
The evolving aspirant.


(with gratitude to my elder brother, Rijoy)
4 December 2017, Peerless Hospital, Kolkata


160 poems