About the Author
A visiting fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge Madan G. Gandhi is an outstanding educationist, litterateur and publicist who has been in the vanguard of movements for sustainable environment, total disarmament, human rights and one-world mankind. A winner of Tagore Award in poetry in 1961, and D. Litt from World Academy of Art and Culture and World Congress of Poets, USA, Dr. Yayati Madan G Gandhi occupies a very distinguished place among the contemporary Indian English poets. On his poetry research leading to M.phil and Ph.d has been conducted in several universities. The recipient of several national and international awards and honours, he is the author of fifteen collections of poetry in English. R. Parthasarathy rightly places him in the Indian metaphysical tradition of Tulsi Das and Sri Aurobindo. While Rose-mary C. Wilkinson admires divine afflatus in his poetry, Georges Friedenkraft has listed him among the prominent poets of India, and has translated his “Dance of Life” into French. He has been included in quite a few anthologies of world poetry.
Dr. Gandhi is also a painter and designer, and his work has been exhibited in galleries in Cambridge, England, and in Delhi, India.
Honoured with Aryabhat and Varamihira Awards, Professor Madan Gandhi is a votary of dialogue among civilizations and culture which objective can be amply fulfilled by harmonic convergence of art, poetry, culture with science and spirituality.
Yayati Madan G. Gandhi was born in 1940 in Lahore (now in Pakistan), India. He received degrees in English (MA) and political science (MA, PhD), and was associated with a number of universities as professor and administrator. Professor Gandhi has worked as Visiting Professor, Delhi University, Lala Lajpat Rai Chair Professor, Punjab University, Chandigarh and has edited collected works of Lala Lajpat Rai and several poetry anthologies.