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About the Author:


Born in 1957,  K.V. Raghupathi received Post-graduate degree in English Literature and Ph.D. in 1979 and 1997 from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.  He holds PGDTE from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. He began writing seriously in 1985.  




Since then he has published twenty two books which include:



Ten Books in English Verse:


  1. Desert Blooms (1987), 
  2. Echoes Silent (1988), 
  3. The Images of a Growing Dying City (1989),
  4. Small Reflections (2000), 
  5. Voice of the Valley (2003),
  6. Wisdom of the Peepal Tree (2003), 
  7. Samarpana (2006), 
  8. Dispersed Symphonies (2010), 
  9. Orphan  and Other Poems (2010) and 
  10. Between me and the Babe(2014);
  11. (In Print)


Seven Critical Books:


  1. Emerson’s Orientalism (2007) 
  2. Brave New Wave: 21 Indian English Poets (2009),
  3. Critical Exposition of Gopal Honnalgere Poems (2011),
  4. The Rural Muse: The Poetry of  T. Vasudeva Reddy (2013)
  5. Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Women Poets in Indian English Poetry (2014)
  6. A Portable P. Raja (2015) 
  7. Critical Perspectives on the Post-1980 Indian Novel in English (2016)


Two Books on Yoga:


  1. Yoga for Peace (2006) and 
  2. Yoga and Zen: A Monograph (2007) and
  3. (In Print)


Two Novels:


  1. The Invalid (2012) and 
  2. The Disappointed (2014). 
  3. (In Print)   

Short Story Collections:


  1. The Untouchable Piglet & Other Stories.
  2. (In Print)


           He has attended many conferences and seminars and presented papers on literature, language and philosophy.  He has published innumerable articles in various international journals.  After having taught for twelve years in S.V.University, Tirupati and Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa for four and half years  he moved to Central University of Tamilnadu, Thiruvarur, where he has been teaching in the Department English since 29.12.2011.  He is a great lover and promoter of classical Karnatic music.


          He is a recipient of several awards that include Michael Madhusudhan Dutt Award, Kolkata in 2001, H.D.Thoreau Fellowship, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore in 2000, The Best Chosen Poet for 2003, Poetry Society of India, New Delhi, A Citation and Cash Award  by Chennai Poet's Circle, Chennai and Rock Pebbles National Award for 2014, Bhuvaneswar.



Dr. K.V. RAGHUPATHI

Asst. Prof. in English  
Department of English,
Central University of Tamil Nadu,
Thiruvarur- 610001,TAMIL NADU. INDIA

E Mail: [email protected]   

Mobile: 919491296113& 08903927414


My Yoga Profile



  1. Holds diploma in Yoga, Naturopathy, and Ayurveda from Sri Venkateswara Yoga Research institute, Tirupati.

  1. Has  more than three decades of strong practice of advanced yoga (Patanjali’s tradition)

  • Has published nearly 40 articles  on Yoga in various cultural journals such as  Prabhudda Bharat( Kolkata), Vedanta Kesari (Chennai), Sri Aurobindo Action (Pondicherry) and Sapthagiri (Tirupati)



  • Published two books on Yoga:


  1. Yoga For Peace, New Delhi: Abhinav Publications, 2006 (a compilation of talks delivered at Sri Aurobindo Society, Tirupati Chapter for senior citizens comprising retired IAS offices, doctors, engineers, and teachers)

 

  1. Yoga and Zen, New Delhi:  Sarada Publications, 2007

Note: the above two books are available in Amazon and Flipkart, Om books and other book links.


Delivered series of talks at different places



Dr. K.V. RAGHUPATHI

Asst. Prof. in English  
Department of English,
Central University of Tamil Nadu,
Thiruvarur- 610001,TAMIL NADU. INDIA

E Mail: [email protected]   

Mobile: 919491296113 & 08903927414


 

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Dr. K.V. RAGHUPATHI

Asst. Prof. in English  
Department of English,
Central University of Tamil Nadu,
Thiruvarur- 610001,TAMIL NADU. INDIA

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E Mail: 

[email protected] 

[email protected]  

Mobile: 919491296113& 08903927414

Hours

Mon-Sat: 9:00pm - 10pm

Sun: Open

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Critics' Views

1.“Wide is the world - teeming with characters and incidents – some of them apparently ordinary – but with an element of the intriguing or the inexplicable lurking in them – as in the grip of old man of the very first story in this collection…Dr. K.V. Raghupathi has the eye to read the message in such phenomena. His short stories are bright with promise      

             

                              - Manoj Dass, 

                                  Padma  sree Awardee,& 

                          National Sahitya Academy Winner

2. "The truth, for Raghupathi, is to be a member of an elite of the soul, an initiate in the mystery of life, passionately trying to rouse and awaken the rest of us"   

                              - Patricia Prime, New  Zealand
3. “Raghupathi is a reflective poet, a wordsmith of considerable vision and innate ability, who is often seen to raise the most lowly instances of the mundane to levels of high, and often urgent, consideration as he gives full rein,in his verse, to clear-cut openness of meaningful introspection.” 

                      – Bernard M. Jackson, Poet/ Review                                Writer, England.

4. "His Dispersed Symphonies, is like a satsang, a Spiritual Medicine for the Present Society"  It puts forth him as a 'Spiritual Physician'" 


                     - Prof. S.Shiva Puthra Kanade.

5.  "A Scholar by name Dr. Raghupathi who was     affectionately called 'The Scholar Gypsy'. Like the Scholar Zypsy of Mathew Arnold, Raghupathi had "One Aim - One Desire - One Goal". 


                                                - Prof. P. Raja, Poet, 

                              Short  Story Writer, Essayist,                                                Playwright.

6. K.V. Raghupathi is a skilled and conscious craftsman who churns out his multitudinous images on Nature so well in ‘Samarpana

                                              - Dr. Laxmi Prasad, 

My Awards

                   Dr. K.V. Raghupathi is a                Recipient of:


1. "Michael Madhusudhan Dutt
     Award", Kolkata in 2001, 

2."H.D.Thoreau Fellowship"
     Dhvanyaloka, Mysore in 2000.

3. "The Best Chosen Poet for 2003",Poetry           Society of India, New Delhi.

4. "A Citation and Cash Award" by Chennai               Poet's Circle on 11 Dec 2011, Chennai.

5. "Rock Pebbles National Award for 2014",             Bhubaneshwar 

Awards in Yoga 

Awarded First Prize Rs. 2000/- for his essay on Yoga at International Yoga Festival held at Pondicherry in 1992. 

The award was presented by the Chief Minister of Pondicherry State. 

Beautiful Lines from 'Dispersed Symphonies'

  1. “The dew drops sit on the leaves and meditate upon nothing, receive every spectrum of colour with great love”.  Page.01
  2. "My breath is my music in silence". Page.09.
  3. "The still pool, a yogi in samadhi is sinking, it looks so". Page.11.
  4. “The unwound straight road must however ends somewhere, It must merge with the Ultimate like the river with the Ocean.Page.15
  5. "Every moment is a change. But everything appears changeless in the veil of drapery" Page. 15.
  6. "Man thinks that he is a chaser, a creator, not knowing that he is chased by his own diabolical forms". Page19.
  7. "The Present is a moment, nothing but a moment riding swiftly on the fairy horse let loose in the vast emply space" Page. 28
  8. "I feel a pulse of life that grows in everything, in deep silence unnoticed".      Page.39
  9. "The moon-glistening water that flows and keeps the ground green, reminding me that whoever travels with love shall make life green as pastures".Page.39.
  10. "Soak me in silence so that I may lose my petty self and be like you". Page.63
  11. "A thing of woods knows better than man how all things can be altered in love beyond death".Page.65
  12. “A stone teaches water moral lessons as to how it should dance rhythmically to the twists and folds of the earth which taking its different course”          Page. 85.
  13. 'Beauty never perishes, but ever shines with its renewed creation every moment". Page.99.
  14. “I alone know the journey I am making on this boat in the river of life without shores” Page. 145. 
  15. "In spring rain, I hope god would send me a boat with rudders and I shall cruise the difficult terrain of life singing hymns of love”. Page. 171.
  16.  “If ever I write again it would be about the beauty of creation and life in all its multiple hues".Page.191.
  17. "A life of dreams is attainable, and a life of visions is reachable". Page.217.
  18. “In the wilderness of cosmos, I search for silence like the urchin for a gram of gold in the drainage water.”    Page. 219. 
  19. "Silence speaks volumes and cascades with symphonies".Page. 219.
  20. "Life bends and passes out like notes in the music". Page. 221.

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