A poetry book ‘Arun Satsai,’ written by Arun Diwakar Nath Bajpai, Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University, was released by the Governor of the state, Smt. Urmila Singh at Rajbhawan in Shimla today. Smt. Singh lauded the poet for bringing out this book, which comprises of about 700 couplets, touching every facet of human life.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh on the occasion said that Professor Bajpai has put his intellect, experience, thoughts and emotions in the form of couplets in the poetry book. He said that this creation of poet unfolds layers of life’s successes and failures, credits and discredits, indulgences and disenchantments, pleasures and pain.
He said that poet had penned various aspects of human values, emotions, the sensitivity of human relations and inclination towards the present day complexity in the society. He said that while upholding the tradition values linked in Indian way of life, the poet also espouses progressive values of modernity.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that the book contained the work related to linguistic controversies, conflicts of ideology and the essence and mystery of religion. He said that the poet had also tried to delve deep into the intricacies of action, speed and yoga and the couplets are brilliantly rendered with carefully chosen diction and a serious underlying the meaning.
Speaking on the occasion Professor A.D.N. Bajpai said that this book was outcome of the ruminations of about thirty years, as he started writing in 1984. He said that the core of Arun Satsai is 'philosophy of life.' He said that the work and the text depicts the contemporary references to the poetry of Bhavabhuti, Bhasa, Kalidasa, Keshav, Rahim, Raskhan, Bhihari, Kabir and Meerabai, which also assimilates the aspects of materialism, attitudes, politics, urban and rural scenario.
Head of Department Hindi, HPU Prof. Sarswati Bhalla threw light on the various aspects written in the book as well.