Moored to the Shadow

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Author: Bijay Mohanty
Pages: 132
Year of Publication: 2012
Price: Rs 250
978-93-5045-044-4 (9789350450444)

About the Author:
Born in 1968, Bijay Mohanty grew up strongly influenced by the liberal ideas of his father, who was a freedom fighter and who spent many years in British-Indian jails, never wore anything but khadi and walked barefoot. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering and worked in a large steel plant before joining the Indian Audit and Accounts Service in 1995. He is an itinerant civil servant who now works as Accountant General, Odisha, at Bhubaneswar. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in many magazines, both electronic and print. He has been awarded by Femina and Sulekha for his short fiction. An avid reader and traveller, he has travelled extensively, both within India and abroad. When not working as a civil servant or writing, he listens to classical music and plays the flute.

About the Book:
In his first collection of poetry, Bijay Mohanty explores a remarkably wide canvas of themes, ranging from nature, ecological concerns, national identity and present-day governance, human rights challenges within the context of national politics, personal narratives and relationships, religion and spirituality and time itself. Haunting and evocative, his poems will resonate within you much after you finish reading them.

75 poems

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