Authored By: Vijay Kumar Roy
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 84||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 175.00||Price in (USA) $. 14|
Comment for back cover
“Vijay Kumar Roy's collection Realm of Beauty and Truth brims with poems for many readers. They cover themes that entertain meditations on nature, landscapes, family, philosophy, teaching, and the meaning of life. These poems are accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. The notes also help to give the context of the poems and details within. I recommend that you read these poems aloud with a friend and initiate a discussion that starts with Beauty and proceeds to Truth. It is a conversation that will uplift your spirit.”
- Michael Boylan, Professor of philosophy at Marymount University, USA&
author of The Good, The True, and The Beautiful (2008)
“Vijay Kumar Roy’s poems are more than testimony to his poetics; in lyrics of ringing clarity and precision, he conjures a will to survive, the buoyant motion towards love and nature which is sometimes all that saves us.
His themes embody the symbols, not only of everyday life, but they pull us past the events, beyond the struggles. His poems explore the spaces of the past and the present, the personal and the political, the conscious and unconscious, the living and the dead, that resound across cultures and languages in sympathy or protest with each other. These are poems that establish their emotional authority through their very movement – their whispering music. We are guided by a stunning and solitary voice into the poet’s spirituality.
Roy’s collection assumes the need for poetry to move the human heart, to confront and examine his life’s experiences, love, loss and more, not to be imprisoned by them, but to encourage the reader to continue his or her own journey through life. And throughout, his images of landscape, both natural and of the heart, are symbols out of which light strikes or can be struck. His poems resonate in the imagination long after they have been read.”
- Patricia Prime, Editor & reviewer, New Zealand
“The poetry of Vijay Kumar Roy is intimately concerned with the themes of humanitarianism
and spirituality. His poems will take you on an enlightening inner journey from the corrupt deeds of educators to the unconditional love of Lord Krishna.”
- Rob Harle, English poet, critic and painter, Australia
“Roy’s poems explore all aspects of human life. He vindicates the faces of human suffering that he experiences in India and Ethiopia. … The poet is idealistic and philosophic in his nature…. The moral, ethical and philosophic side of his character strongly stands in support of his patriotic poetry. His narrative poems have good quality of storytelling.… Beauty is one of the major themes of the poetry of Vijay Kumar Roy.”
- Aju Mukhopadhyay, Indian English poet, Puducherry, India
Realm of Beauty and Truth is a collection of poems that can be enjoyed travelling through the world of beauty, truth, love, spirituality, patriotism, peace and universal brotherhood, and sometimes halting for having some glimpses of growing diversity of modern age.
A Ph.D and LLB from LN Mithila University, Darbhanga, and CELTA from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Vijay Kumar Roy is the author of Premanjali (2009), a collection of poems in Hindi, and editor of The Melodies of Immortality (2012), an anthology of poetry, and a dozen academic books.
Roy teaches English at Northern Border University, Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has also taught at SRM University, NCRCampus, Ghaziabad, UP and two other universities. He is editor-in-chief of Ars Artium (www.arsartium.org), a widely indexed international research journal of humanities and social sciences published from New Delhi. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.