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The Rhyming Rainbow

Subtitle: A Tanka Collection

Authored By: Pravat Kumar Padhy

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789389110098

Year of Publication: 2019

Pages: 58

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 206.50

                             Price in (USA) $. 16.52

Inclusive of All Taxes (After 30% Discount on the Printed Price)

Book Description

Book Contents


About the Book


Pravat Kumar Padhy is familiar with tanka, creating a world of enlightenment. Each tanka is worth reading, giving us a desire to live a long life in Padhy’s tanka world.


Hidenori Hiruta

Secretary-General, Akita International Haiku Network, Japan


Pravat’s first book of tanka is a remarkable synthesis of his scientific perspective and strong poetic spirit. Pravat has a big heart which enables him to approach with emotional honesty, difficult realities that include poverty, natural disasters, aging, illness and loss (to name only a few) with great courage and hope. He situates human suffering within the broader context of Nature, including the galactic realm, and discovers much Beauty to appreciate. His tanka, like the traditional Japanese form, are songs to soothe and uplift the human soul.


Robert Epstein,

Poet and Anthologist, San Francisco, USA

Pravat, in his maiden book, shares many examples of his Tanka on Life. He sings to us in a voice that remembers the rain, the moon, forests, clouds, fields, and stars -painting rainbows, to guide us through his ephemeral world.

Here’s a captivating song from his book :

I reminisce

your childhood smile…

like a butterfly

I chase

in the garden

ai li, Editor: The Cherita, London, United Kingdom


About the Author


Pravat Kumar Padhy hails from Odisha, India. He holds Masters in Science and Technology and a Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad.He has a certification of the Executive Education Programme on “Advanced Management” from IIM-Bangalore.


His literary work cited in Interviews with Indian Writing in English, Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry, Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English etc. His Japanese short form of poetry appeared in various international journals and anthologies. His haiku won Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Honourable Mention, UNESCO International Year Award of Water Co-operation, The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Award, IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, 7th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo Haiku Award, Second Prize inSecond international haiku contest for the award “Radmila Bogojevic", 2018 (II internacionalni haiku konkurs za nagradu “Radmila Bogojević”) , and others. As a mark of recognition, his tanka, ‘I mingle’ is featured in the “Kudo Resource Guide”, University of California, Berkeley.