COPYRIGHT © 2013 Mamta Agrawal
ISBN NO. : 978-81-925838-0-8
About the Book
The poet-célèbre Mamta Agarwal is a divinely gifted voice whose poetic corpus sets her in galaxy of distinguished Indian poets writing in English. She christens her new volume of poetry AN UNTOLD STORY OF A PEBBLE after her first poem in the collection. Like most of her poems, the poet visualises and pins on an objective correlative to pictographically poetise her profound reflections on life, nature and universe. The poet has uncanny capacity to enter into the soul of a bird and beast, leaf and flower, rock and mountain to empathise with them and describe their feelings. This negative capability is most crucial quality in a poet, and Mamta, the poet has it in ample measure. A wordsmith and wizard of language, the poet Mamta Agarwal wields a powerful pen. She makes an apt choice of objective correlatives, images and metaphors, to weave the mosaic of her poems. A master in craft of poesy, Mamta Agarwal’s new volume of poetry is a masterly write and a must-read anthology which I am delighted to commend to all poets and poetry lovers.
--Yayati Madan G Gandhi
An Untold Story of a Pebble shares the mystery and beauty of nature with words strung together like brilliant gems in a multicoloured and multifaceted necklace. Mamta weaves together fascinating poem tales woven with food, a talking vacuum cleaner, creatures great and small and paints a vivid picture of life in all its aspects.
The poems jump off the page to share themselves with the reader.
About the Author
Mamta Agarwal was born in India, at Saharanpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 27 March, 1951. She studied English Literature for Masters Program at Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Subsequently, she taught in Govt. College for Women and MCM DAV College for Women from 1972-74.
Later, she joined a publishing house in New Delhi, as an Associate editor. After a few years took up free-lance writing, and contributes articles, critiques, essays, research papers and poems in magazines and journals for the last 35 years.
In 1987, she decided she wanted to work with children and enrolled for B. Ed. However, instead of joining a mainstream school, she chose to join an experimental school, Mirambika, in New Delhi, run on Shri Aurobindo and Mother's teachings and again did a teacher's training course.
Her first anthology of poems titled 'Rhythms of Life' was published in 2008. Her second book, titled 'Voices of autumn and other short poems' came out in August 2010.
Some of her poems have been translated in Hindi, Urdu and Romanian languages.
She writes in English and Hindi.