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Author: Nileen PutatundaA sample cover of the book: midnight blue 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: 94
Year of Publication: 2022
Price: Rs 300
978-81-956648-9-4 (9788195664894)

About the Author
Nileen Putatunda was born in 1978. He went to St Mary’s School, Bombay, and St James’ School, Calcutta, graduating from St Stephen’s College, Delhi, in 2000. He has worked in social development. This is his eleventh volume of spiritual poetry; all his books have been published by Writers Workshop, India. They have been reviewed in Prabuddha Bharata, The Vedanta Kesari, Samvit, The Advent, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Times of India. Nileen’s poems have appeared in the journals Samvit, American Vedantist, Muse India, and Mountain Path. He has written in the opinion space of newspapers.


Blue Leaf

The sky is an infinite blue leaf
In the throat of Lord Shiva
Acting as an antidote
To the poison He swallowed
After samudra manthana;
Let us tend this leaf lovingly,
For our own sake.

(with gratitude to The Free Dictionary; Swami Atmapriyananda)

20th August 2019, RMIC, Kolkata

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