This book is an acknowledgement to the versatile and renowned bilingual poet, Vihang A Naik. Various professors and research scholars have diligently analyzed his poetic creations and shared their perspective on the same, admiring Vihang A Naik sensibility and sensitivity. I believe for readers like me, there are two important points. One is for the good editing and the other, how it catches my attention. Kudos to this book for surpassing both the points. The book has been wonderfully edited by Dr. Sanjay Prasad Pandey and the eye catching book cover has been designed by Tirthankar Dutta.
The book has been divided into fifteen chapters, each of them has a critical analysis of the poems, a book review and lastly, a very interesting book talk between the poet and Dr. Sanjay Prasad. After reading ”Making of A Poem”, I already had decided to read more from him and this book definitely came to me as a pleasure.
Vihang A Naik is more vocal towards the urban lifestyle, optimism, bringing needful changes in society, power of the mighty pen and the poet. The beauty lies in poet’s prowess at expressing his thoughts with sheer preciseness and clarity. In ”The Banyan City” the poet has personified city, in his poem ”The Winter Pen” he has given voice to his pen. While in his yet another masterpiece titled ”A Poem Comes Alive” he suggests how to live life as he believes that poetry impacts human psychology. The most beautiful statement I found in the book is mentioned by Ms. Meenakshi Rana. Quoting her words, ”Love in human life has important value because only due to love every relationship can in life of a person. Love depends on person’s trust or behavior. Successful versus unsuccessful love relationship develops under the situation that a successful love is measured by the desires of exchange of affectionate behavior between love and beloved whereas unsuccessful or failed love refers to be broken heart or scatter person.”
It is difficult to bring out the beauty of this book in this review because the kind of in-depth analysis and perspective the professors and research scholars have brought out can be felt and acknowledged by self-reading only. Overall, I would say, if you admire the literary gem, Vihang A Naik’s previous works and readers who are keen at reading poems with an amalgamation of philosophy, reality and varied perspectives, must go for this enlightening book.