Biography of Arunlal Mokeri
Arunlal Mokeri was born in Mokeri, Calicut, Kerala in 1982. He finished his PhD in English Literature from English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad in 2012. He has translated screenplays of Malayalam films to English for International Shakespearean Studies Desk, headed by Prof. Mark Thornton. Arunlal Mokeri has translated to Malayalam the philosophical writings of Bertrand Russell under the title 'Manushyanum Yukthichinthayum.' He has several published articles and translations to his credit. He currently works as an Asst. Professor at Dept. of English, Govt. College Mokeri, Calicut, Kerala.
Arunlal Mokeri's Works:
Philosophical writings of Bertrand Russell
'Obscenity and Popular Culture'
'Postcolonial 'Fiction': Readers' Desire for Truth'
Arunlal Mokeri Poems
The cat is simply everywhere on a given day. On the culvert sleeping, his ears keeping watch; In the shade purring angrily at himself clutching the earth; Out in the sun as a proud machine-perfect movement of limbs;
The mirror opened: a small creek. It let in a sparrow, which hung on the frame
Out Of The Sea
The wave of your silence crawls over And bites On the candescent sands And ebbs -
Loving On A Sunday Afternoon That Spread...
Bright gold of the ripe day oozes over The succumbing petals of the bedside flowers; Your gold fish breathes, wide-eyeing us from its clear bowl.
A New Year Wish For The Past Lover
Our memories All of a sudden Seemed so beautiful yesterday When I saw you pass
I hear you call it again. I have lent it to some before, Kept it from some,
A street winked. Darkness. The fading smear of a wall. A darting bridge.
Wired to the world I sit Weighing a few extra memories Interpreting flesh and a misty waking.
A street winked.
The fading smear of a wall.
A darting bridge.
A lonely dog.
A company of smokers.
It is hard to come to terms with:
the world only absently watches
as I, windowed, nightwards vanish.