I have been writing for more than four decades now. A retired Professor of English at Indian Institute of Technology--ISM, Dhanbad, India, I have authored over 160 academic articles, 170 book reviews, and 48 books. My recent collections of poems include I Am No Jesus And Other Selected Poems, Tanka and Haiku (English/Crimean Tatar, Romania, 2014), You Can’t Scent Me and Other Selected Poems(New Delhi, 2016), God Too Awaits Light(California, 2017), Growing Within - Desavarsire launtrica: haiku, tanka and other poems (English/Romanian; Constanta, Romania, 2018), There’s No Paradise and Other Selected Poems Tanka & Haiku (Mauritius, 2019), Tainted with Prayers: Contaminado con Oraciones (English/Spanish; Colombia, 2019), and Silencio: Blanca desconfianza: Silence: White distrust (Spanish edition, ed & tr by Joseph Berolo, Colombia, 2021).
Widely published and anthologized, and appreciated for my tanka and haiku,my poems have been translated into several languages, including Japanese, Greek, Italian, German, French, Irish, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Romanian, Crimean Tatar, Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Bosnian, Hungarian, Croatian, Albanian, Farsi, Arabic, Serbian, Esperanto, Dzonkha, Nepali, Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Bangla.
My awards and honors include Ritsumeikan University Peace Museum Award, Kyoto, 1999, Certificate of Honor and Nyuusen Prize, Kumamoto, 2000 and 2008, Life time Achievement Award of the International Poets Academy, Chennai, 2009, Prize of Corea Literature, South Korea, 2013, Naji Naaman’s Literary Prize, Lebanon, 2015, nomination for Pushcart Prize, 2013, 2014, and Certificate of Appreciation, Gujarat Sahitya Academy & Motivational Strips, 2020.