The Lost Bliss

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview


 Prof J.S. Anand's poems possess a rare simplicity, pristine grace and profoundly moving depth, all of which make a friendly overture to the reader, intriguing and mystifying him at the same time. Like a true impressionist, he applies his brush strokes gently though surely, varying his hues and tones with the deftness of a consummate artist. From the everydayness of the mundane and the quotidian to the intensely touching ruminations and reflections of a philosopher, he covers a very vast spectrum of human emotions and experiences, with the ease of a trapeze dancer. Though his voice is engagingly intimate and personal, his tone changes from subtly ironic to gently self-mocking, and almost always transcends the personal and the contingent.

             Professor Rana Nayar, Dept. of English and Cultural  Studies, Panjab

             University, Chandigarh.

'The latest poetry of Dr. J.S. Anand is highly metaphoric and spiritual  and marks a big leap from his previous verses. In his poetic creations, Dr. J.S. Anand does not use words as tools to convey meanings. His words are hard nuts to crack for receiving the kernel of metaphoric suggestiveness. Before long, the reader leaves the domain of mundane existence, and enters a sphere of spiritual realization and intuitive perception. His mind hovers over the lushly growth of sensuousness, and seldom settles down on the twigs of sensuality. While going beyond words, he avoids the hard core of complex thought, that baffles rather than communicates.

            Principal N.S. Tasneem,  Formerly Fellow,

            Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla.

Anand's poetry is not of the type that simply gives pleasure to the reader. By contrast, the reader is invited on the stage to see, feel, suffer, and act. Most of the time, the points on which his speaker lays hands are so complicated that even he himself is seen to be caught in a maze. Thereby, the reader is also dragged into a deep philosophical and intellectual labyrinth. Anand makes his words mean what they don't say explicitly.

            Dr. Roghayeh Farsi, Neyshabur University [Iran]

The Lost Bliss

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views



COPYRIGHT © 2014 Dr. J. S. Anand



J. S. Anand's collection of poems, The Lost Bliss, is a poetic rendition which wraps up the dominant concerns of his time. To the sensitive eye of the poet, his age suffers from lost bliss. Here, the poet functions like a cultural physician who first examines different cultural layers of his context in order to detect the kind of disease which has stricken his people and then prescribes the requisite medicine to restore the lost health. For Anand, his postcolonial postmodern context suffers from loss of balance from the time, as a legacy of colonialism, his people ignored the spiritual dimension of man's being. Off-balance people fell in the trap of rationalism and scientism which gave them the false sense of authority over the whole universe. Instead of seeking harmony with nature by treating the environment as their equal, men myopically maneuvered their authority over nature and thus lost the requisite balance. The Lost Bliss delves into the conscious and unconsciousness of a generation which is lost not only to its own traditions but also to its humanity.
Reminding us of Miton's Paradise Lost, Anand's collection of poems allusively takes us back to the long forgotten myth of the Fall, Adam, and Eve. Reviving that story which has now been nullified by postmodern rationalizing men, The Lost Bliss contemporizes the themes and concerns of Paradise Lost by addressing the modern age and its ethos. The pensive look of the poet targets the question of life, death, the Fall, human nature, society, identity, and also the most concerned passion of love. The speaker is at times a philosopher who ponders on different dimensions of man's life; however, while contemplating, he reveals his own doubts and uncertainties. Sometimes, he is seen having himself concealed behind the mask of a seer for fear of disintegration under the pressure of the chaotic world in which he finds himself. For Anand's speaker love is a peg on which he hopelessly and helplessly hangs all his disruptive suspicions in an attempt to hold himself together. It is this love which the cultural healer prescribes for his people as the remedy to restore them to the lost balance. Yet, love for Anand is not a selfish assimilation of others; rather it is developing a sense of respect and concern for “other”. This love which brings man down to the earth, disillusions him, and puts him on equal scales with nature and his environment does not mean a liquidation or dilation of self into “other”; instead, it enhances man's sense of self-esteem as he regards himself connected to the whole universe.
The sense of interrelatedness to nature does away with man's agonizing condition of suspension– another Western legacy. Suspension-oriented worldview has turned man into a dangling being and imbued in him lack of communication and, most important of all, crisis of identity. Man can no longer define himself when he loses his sense of belonging. Anand takes issue with these losses and implicitly calls for the total revision of such an outlook. Love is the foremost force that, involving all dimensions of man especially the spiritual one, can help man regain his lost bless.
As a spiritual leader, the poet could be compared to a Gibranic prophet who has aged waiting for the never-to-appear ship to take him back home. On the shores of the lost humanity, he is standing pinning his paling eyes at the far-fetched horizons of love and its promise of bliss. Deep down Anand's poetry there lurks a postmodernist mood which symptomatically reveals the tumults of the postmodern psyche and his milieu. This may account for the anxiety which runs through all of the poems in this collection.
Deconstructively, Anand puts under question man's long-held views; hence society and collective consciousness from which emerge man's “tragic gestures of life” are at issue. He is seen at grapple with the norms of the society which has given him nothing other than utter loneliness, the bitterness of which he is experiencing not merely physically but also spiritually. Mostly, he is seen detached from the society gnawing at his psychical scars. Religion deprives him of his sincere emotions and noble thoughts, while politics brings him to an agonizing shock at the loss of humanity. Economics gives him a disgusting account of his being, whereas history burns his eyes with its blurring flame. In such a predicament, he seeks refuge in the realm of love lest he “turn[s] unreal/ And vanish[es] like a lie”.
Anand's poetry is rendered in simple diction, though such simplicity is highly marked by interdiscursivity and metaphoric expressions. While the simplicity of the poetic language speeds up reading, the intricacy of the thought puts brakes on the speed, hence balance. Although Anand rarely experiments on the colonial language, he destabilizes the colonial heritage which has made his milieu market-oriented. He harshly censures the globalizing wave which is sweeping and distorting the most delicate human emotions, including love, by its marketizing hand. In his Miltonic mission, Anand does not approve of selfish appropriation and colonization of “other” for one's own benefits; rather, he speaks for that humanitarian sort of love that expands the territories of one's being by taking “other” as one's own self and treating “other” as one's dear. Anand's transhistoricity links the postmodern with the Medieval, the by-gone with the yet-to-come, and thus his poetry becomes a flow of Now in which all the past and the future merge to forge a new identity, a new epic, blessed with true love.

Dr. Roghayeh Farsi,
Neyshabur University, Iran.


Published by : The Poetry Society of India, Gurgaon

ISBN: 978-93-83888-12-2 (Paper Back)

Price Rs. :  270

US Dollar: $ 29

Pages : 142

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Togel Online Situs Togel Terpercaya daftar 10 nama situs togel terpercaya situs bo togel 5 bandar togel togel178 pedetogel sabatoto togel158 pragmatic178 novaslot88 Situs Togel Terpercaya Togel178 Togel279 Toto Macau Situs Togel Bandar Togel Agen Togel Bo Togel Daftar Togel Togel279 Toto Macau Toto Togel Sabatoto Sabatoto Sabatoto Sabatoto Sabatoto Sabatoto Sabatoto Togel279 Togel Online Slot88 Situs Togel Prize 123 Bo Togel Terpercaya Togel Online Daftar Akun Togel Resmi Toto Macau Toto Togel Situs Togel Terpercaya Situs Togel Via Pulsa Tanpa Potongan Daftar Togel Via Pulsa Tanpa Potongan Togel BBFS 10 Digit Situs Togel Bonus New Member Situs Togel Togel Pulsa Situs Togel Daftar Situs Togel Situs Togel Terpercaya Situs Judi Togel Slot Olympus Toto Togel Slot 4D Toto Slot 4D BO Togel Terpercaya Slot Mahjong Bet 200 Slot Nuke Gaming BO Togel Hadiah 2D 200rb BO Togel Hadiah 2D 100rb BO Togel 4D Daftar Akun Togel Resmi Togel Gopay Toto Togel 4D Bandar Togel Togel Deposit Linkaja Togel Terpercaya Situs Togel Bri Online 24 Jam Situs Bandar Togel Situs Agen Togel Situs BO Togel Situs Togel Resmi Toto Bandar Judi Togel Daftar Bandar Togel Situs Togel Diskon Daftar Togel Toto Situs Togel Prize 123 Situs Togel Resmi WLA 5 bandar Togel Togel IDN APK Togel Togel Dana Togel Ovo Link Slot Gacor Group BO Togel Situs Judi Togel Online24jam Terpercaya Togel Bebas Invest Slot Anti Rungkat Dadu Sicbo Toto Togel Togel Bet 100 Aplikasi Togel Togel Dana Bo Togel Toto Slot togel dana ovo gopay linkaja Togel Online 10 situs togel terpercaya daftar akun togel resmi Pasaran Togel Toto Togel Toto Macau situs judi togel terbaik dan terpercaya no 1 Bo Togel Hadiah 2D 100rb Togel Tepercaya Bo Togel Terpercaya Situs Bandar Togel agen togel terpercaya bandar togel terpercaya Toto Togel 10 situs togel terpercaya Situs Togel Terpercaya togel online Situs Bo Togel BBFS 10 Digit Kumpulan Situs Togel Link Alternatif Togel Toto situs togel terpercaya prize 123 link alternatif togel terpercaya Situs Togel Bet 100 Perak Daftar Situs Togel Via Dana slot luar negeri Bo Togel Hadiah 2D 200rb Togel Resmi Bandar Togel 4D Aplikasi Togel Situs Togel Deposit Via Ovo Bandar Togel Terbaik situs togel bri online 24 jam Situs Togel Terpercaya Kumpulan Situs Togel Terpercaya Situs Togel Terpercaya Situs Togel Bandar Togel Terbesar Situs Togel Prize 123 Situs Togel Terpercaya Daftar Agen Togel Resmi Aplikasi Togel Terpercaya Situs Togel Terbesar Agen Togel Terpercaya Rekomendasi Bo Togel Terpercaya Togel Resmi WLA Situs Togel Deposit 10rb 10 Situs Togel Terpercaya Togel Bbfs Situs Togel Bet 100 Perak Situs Togel 4D 5 bandar togel terpercaya situs togel 8 situs togel terpercaya 5 bandar togel slot demo mahjong aplikasi togel link togel group situs togel situs togel terpercaya judi togel bo togel hadiah 2d 100rb toto macau aplikasi togel bo togel bolak balik bandar togel daftar akun togel resmi togel dana togel pasaran toto togel situs bandar togel BO TOGEL situs togel resmi bo togel terpercaya Slot Luar Negeri bo togel hadiah 2d 200rb Bo Togel Hadiah 2d 100rb bo togel bo togel bolak balik acak dibayar bo togel resmi Dadu Sicbo Online 10 situs togel terbesar situs toto togel 10 situs togel terpercaya daftar akun togel resmi slot demo pragmatic situs judi togel terbaik dan terpercaya no 1 demo slot pg soft pedetogel togel178 togel279 togel158 sabatoto novaslot88 pragmatic178 toto macau roulette online Casino Live slot kamboja togel dana togel bbfs 10 digit togel bebas invest togel e-wallet togel pasaran togel dan slot bandar togel toto macau toto macau resmi toto togel 4d togel dana toto macau 4d Toto Slot agen togel toto togel togel dana cara membuat akun togel di hp android cara pasang togel togel diskon terbesar togel luar negeri togel prize slot nuke gaming toto macau Situs Togel Terpercaya Link Togel Terpercaya Daftar Togel Slot Olympus Slot PG Soft Bandar Togel Hadiah 4D 10 Juta Terpercaya Toto Macau Toto Togel Bandar Togel Terpercaya Toto Macau Togel 4D Situs Togel Via Dana Rekomendasi Togel Terpercaya Daftar Bandar Togel Togel Resmi Terpercaya Situs Togel Bayaran Tertinggi Kumpulan Situs Togel Terpercaya Situs Togel Bet 100 Perak Rekomendasi Togel Terpercaya Situs Togel Bet 100 Perak Situs Togel Terlengkap Judi Togel Online Slot Luar Negeri Toto Macau Togel Via Pulsa Togel Online situs togel bo togel judi togel aplikasi togel bo togel hadiah 2d 100rb situs bandar togel Toto Togel 10 Situs Togel Terpercaya Togel Via Dana Toto Macau Togel Online Toto Togel