Sunil Uniyal (14 January 1953 - / Lucknow / India)
Biography of Sunil Uniyal
Sunil Uniyal (Hindi: सुनील उनियाल) is an Indian poet writing poems and haiku for the last many years.
Early Life and Education
Sunil Uniyal, son of Late Shri Surya Chandra Uniyal and Smt. Sushila Uniyal was born at Lucknow, India.
He had his school education at Christian missionary schools of Mt Carmel and Boys High School, Mahanagar, and his college education at Government Jubilee Inter College, Lucknow. Sunil obtianed his Post-graduate in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology in 1974, from Luchnow University.
Having worked as Customs Inspector at Dharchula in the Himalayan border district of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand during 1978-80, He is presently an Under Secretary with the Government of India, in New Delhi.
Sunil started writing when he was a school boy and has been writing poems especially haku for the past 25 years, but an anthology is yet to be published.
He also interested in research in history and archaeology (having written a monograph on Games and Sports in Ancient Indian Art and Archaeology). He is an avid reader of literature(both English and Hindi) , folk-poetry, Sanskrit plays and scriptures.
Sunil travelled in India and many other countries like Wollongong, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Singapore, Milan, Rome, Venice, Florence and Urbino.
He is currently working on a collection of his poems and haiku and also involved in translating medieval Hindi Bhakti poets like Kabir, Surdas and Raidas and modern Hindi poet Leeladhar Jagoodi, besides a poetic rendering of Garhwali folk-songs.
His poems/haiku and translations have found place among a number of literary e-journals like Museindia, Kritya, Enchanting Verses, Haiku Dreaming Australia and Notes From the Gean.
Sunil Uniyal's Works:
'The Target Is Behind The Sky'(Fifty Poems of Kabir) [work in translation], Low Price Publications,Delhi, India 2012.
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- A Holi Lyric (For the New Generation)
- A Bollywood Song in Transcreation
- A Couplet Of Amir Khusro (Translation)
- A Flickering Candle - A Haiku
- A Folk Song of Garhwal-1
- A Ghazal - He and We
- A Ghazal - I Feel Lost
- A Ghazal - Traveller O!
- A Ghazal of Amir Kazalbash (Translation)
- A Hindi Ghazal - 1
- A Hindi Ghazal - 2
- A Krishna Bhajan by Surdas (Translation)
- A Prayer to Kamakhya Devi
- A Song for Lord Hanumaan - Hindi Avadhi
Two Night Haiku
at night the full moon
bending down to the Buddha
in my drawing room
those honeymoon nights~
untying umpteen knots