Voice of the Valley is full of esoteric wisdom. Set in the backdrop of an unknown and unnamed valley, the wanderer in his search of pure wisdom falls unconscious. From his unconsciousness his alter ego rises and thus enters into a debate with the wanderer. It is Pure Consciousness, and nothing else. Voice of the Pure Consciousness ultimately becomes the voice of the valley. The voice pours infinite wisdom to the wanderer, Bindura who, awakened and enlightened, resumes his journey endowed with abundant vitality and energy. And as he left he dropped his name Bindura. The wisdom is poured in pure poetry, running into several pages. It is an exhilarating experience to derive such wisdom.
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.“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,
3."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, Australia
4."His Dispersed Symphonies, is like a satsang, a Spiritual Medicine for the Present Society". It puts forth the poet as a 'Spiritual Physician'
- Dr. S. Shivaputra 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.
1. "Michael Madhusudhan Dutt Award", Kolkata in 2001,