9 March 1964 |
Mohan Rana was born in Delhi, India. He completed his graduate degree from Delhi University. His poetry work has been appreciated by poets. His poetry is always tuned to sounds from near and afar. At the same time it captures in its images the essence of close and distant sights. In his poetry memories too play an important role. Weaving together all of these, it connects us with experiences which are very rare.
The poet and critic, Nandkishore Acharya, has written about Rana's poetry that,
"Amongst the new generation of Hindi poets, the poetry of Mohan Rana stands alone; it defies any categorisation. However, its refusal to fit any ideology doesn't mean that Mohan Rana's poetry shies away from thinking - but that it knows the difference between thinking in verse and thinking about poetry. For Mohan Rana the poetic process in itself is also thought process".
A bilingual chapbook "Poems", an eclectic selection of fifteen poems, translated from Hindi by Lucy Rosenstein and Bernard O'Donoghue was published by the poetry translations center London in June 2011. The Chapbook "Poems" was world literature tour recommendation in the Guardian, "His poems offer an intriguing bridge between two cultures; a sense of dislocation alongside a sense of place." The Guardian world literature tour recommendations: India
- Jagah (Dwelling 1994)
- Jaise Janam Koi Darwaza (As If Life Were a Door, 1997)
- Subah ki Dak (Morning's Post, 2002)
- Is Chhor Par (On This Shore, 2003)
- Pathar Ho Jayegi Nadi (Stone-River, 2007)
- Dhoop Ke Andhere (In the Darkness of the Sun, 2008) 
- Ret ka Pul (Bridge of Sand, 2012) 
- Listen to Mohan Rana reading his poetry - a British Library recording, 12 March 2010.
|This article about a poet from India is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|