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Mohan Rana

portrait of Mohan Rana

Mohan Rana, who was born in Delhi in 1964, graduated in Humanities from Delhi University. He has published eight poetry collections in Hindi, Jagah (Dwelling, 1994), Jaise Janam Koi Darwaza (As If Life Were a Door, 1997),  Subah ki Dak (Morning's Post, 2002), Is Chhor Par (On This Shore, 2003), Pathar Ho Jayegi Nadi (Stone-River, 2007)  Dhoop Ke Andhere Mein (In the Darkness of the Sun, 2008), Ret ka Pul (Bridge of Sand, 2012) and Shesh Anek (Much Remains, 2016).  His published bilingual Chapbooks includes “VIVIR” (To Live, 2016) a Chapbook in Spanish translations and “Poems” (2011) with translations by Bernard O'Donoghue and Lucy Rosenstein.  His poems have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Marathi and Nepali.

The poet and critic, Nandkishore Acharya, has written that, 'Amongst the new generation of Hindi poets, the poetry of Mohan Rana stands alone; it defies any categorisation. However, its refusal to fit any ideology doesn't mean that Mohan Rana's poetry shies away from thinking - but that it knows the difference between thinking in verse and thinking about poetry. For Mohan Rana the poetic process in itself is also thought process.'

Mohan Rana lives in Bath.

Poems by Mohan Rana

Photos

  • Mohan Rana portrait
  • Mohan Rana and Bernard O'Donoghue reading at the 2011 Bridlington Poetry Festival
  • Mohan Rana and Bernard O'Donoghue reading at the 2011 Bridlington Poetry Festival.
  • Mohan Rana and Bernard O'Donoghue reading together at the 2011 Ledbury Poetry Festival
  • Mohan Rana and Bernard O'Donoghue reading at the 2011 Ledbury Poetry Festival
  • Mohan Rana and Carol Ann Duffy at the 2011 Ledbury Poetry Festival