Asha by Rajeev Ranjan Shukla

Asha by Rajeev Ranjan Shukla

Contributing to the literary genre called poetry, this amazing title “Asha: Shabdo Ki Abha”authored by poet Rajeev Ranjan Shukla is undoubtedly a reflection of the author’s self as happy or sad or engulfed with thoughts of the past endeavors and failures at times. Moreover, being one of the mass called humans, his work is a successful attempt in portraying the ups and downs and sunny and the cloudy days that every human comes across in life.

Through the ‘86 Thought Provoking Poems’ featured in this book, author-poet Rajeev Ranjan Shukla has truly presented the readers and the poetry lovers with a thoughtful new age poetry. With his brilliant work in this poetry collection, Rajeev has proved that the notion of poetry occurs when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality!

Author-Poet Rajeev Ranjan Shukla comes from Patna, the capital city of Bihar. His mother’s name is Mrs. Asha Shukla, his Father’s name is Dr. Ram Nandan Shukla, and we can see that he has used his mother’s name in his book’s title as well. Well, Author Rajeev Ranjan Shukla has completed his M.Sc. Tech (Applied Geology) as well as M. Tech (Petroleum Exploration) from IIT (ISM), Dhanbad in Jharkhand. While after his degree, he also cleared the Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination in 1998 and joined the River Ground Water Board in Guwahati, Assam as an appointed Scientist.

Before exploring further, let me mention that in this poetry collection title, “Asha: Shabdo Ki Abha” the author has not followed any particular theme for his poems. The themes in his writing covers a vast number of topics such as devotion towards parents, dedication towards nature, inspirational, festivals, nationalism, child songs and all the common lifetimes experiences of a person. Well, undoubtedly this book is having a brilliant collection of 86 Poems, which are written in simple & easy language that can easily be understood by the readers. In this collection of poetry, author-poet Rajeev has tried to serve almost all the colours of the nature. Well, the readers are bound to love the combination of environment as well as science in the poet’s composition, which is giving a unique beauty to these poems!

Coming to the choice of the book title by the author for his work, let me mention that the author has been wise enough to go for a real ‘Catchy Title’ for his poetry collection book. The title, “Asha: Shabdo Ki Abha” for this poetry collection book is certainly an appropriate one, with reference to the collection of poems added to this book by the Author. A title, so unique and thought provoking simply compels you as a poetry lover to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is also giving a very interesting vibe, which will urge to go inside the poems and try to understand the Author’s expression of words. In addition, I must mention that the title of this book is much justified with regards to the poems in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt for this poetry collection book.

Now, if we look at the book cover then we shall see “the image of a bird, resembling like Kingfisher, sitting on the branch of a tree under the open sky with the rays of sun shining brightly” is creating a very “Spectacular Impression!” In addition, the book cover is also reflecting a very interesting as well as thought provoking vibe just like the book’s title. The readers can interpret the book cover design in a thousand different ways as per their sense of interpretation. Well, there is no denial that the book cover is indeed alluring. Moreover, through this particular book cover the readers can also get the sense of the ‘Artistic Approach’ that the author has applied over here!

Well, the way authorhad expressed himself with his well-versed poems in this poetry collection book, “Asha: Shabdo Ki Abha” is something really incredible and is undoubtedly an enough reason for you to shift your focus towards his poems and give this book a chance. It is the poet, who plays the pivotal role in touching the inner cords of our emotions and making us believe and think the way their words intend to and Author-Poet, Rajeev Ranjan Shukla had done this job in an exceptionally top-notch manner. Moreover, the Author had beautifully expressed his feelings through his deep words and had given a Strong-Start to the poems; also, you can see that most of these poems had retained their flow until the very end, which gives you an immense amount of satisfaction as a poetry lover.

Finally, coming to the overall conclusion or the verdict for this book, let me right away say that a title like “Asha: Shabdo Ki Abha” is for sure a MUST READ oneand deserves a chance. The way author had penned down his emotions and feelings through his writings will make you go deep into the poems and find out the hidden meanings of the words, used in these poems. Author Rajeev Ranjan Shukla is a promising poet, who is very honest with his emotions, which makes his writings honest and reading worthy as well.

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