Biography of Satis Shroff
Satis Shroff received the Neruda Award 2017 in Crispiano, Italy on May 20,2017. His a writer and poet based in Freiburg (poems, fiction, non-fiction) who also writes on ethno-medical, culture-ethnological themes. He is a contributing writer on www.boloji.com and also on Blogspot and Wordpress. He has studied Zoology and Botany in Nepal, Medicine and Social Science in Germany and Creative Writing in Freiburg and Manchester.
He describes himself as a mediator between western and eastern cultures and sees his future as a writer and poet. Satis Shroff was awarded the German Academic Exchange Prize.He is a lecturer in Basle (Switzerland) .
Writing experience: Satis Shroff has written two language books on the Nepalese language for DSE (Deutsche Stiftung für Entwicklungsdienst) & Horlemannverlag. He has written three feature articles in the Munich-based Nelles Verlag’s ‘Nepal’ on the Himalayan Kingdom’s Gurkhas, sacred mountains and Nepalese symbols and on Hinduism in ‘Nepal: Myths & Realities (Book Faith India) and his poem ‘Mental Molotovs’ was published in epd-Entwicklungsdienst (Frankfurt) . He has written many articles in The Rising Nepal, The Christian Science Monitor, the Independent, the Fryburger, Swatantra Biswa (USIS publication, Himal Asia,3Journal Freiburg. Also read his poems, articles in www.yahoo & www.google search under: satis shroff freiburg.
What others have said about the author: Satis Shroff writes political poetry—about the war in Nepal, the sad fate of the Nepalese people, the emergence of neo-fascism in Germany. His bicultural perspective makes his poems rich, full of awe and at the same time heartbreakingly sad. In writing ‘home, ’ he not only returns to his country of origin time and again, he also carries the fate of his people to readers in the West, and his task of writing thus is also a very important one in political terms. His true gift is to invent Nepalese metaphors and make them accessible to the West through his poetry. (Sandra Sigel, poetess, Germany) . An anthology of poems and prose ‘Between Two Worlds’(Satis Shroff) can be downloaded or bought at www.Lulu.com/content/247475.
'Die Schilderungen von Satis Shroff in ‘Through Nepalese Eyes’ sind faszinierend und geben uns die Möglichkeit, unsere Welt mit neuen Augen zu sehen.' (Alice Grünfelder von Unionsverlag / Limmat Verlag, Zürich) .
'Since 1974 I have been living on and off in Nepal, writing articles and publishing books about Nepal- this beautiful Himalayan country. Even before I knew Satis Shroff personally (later) I was deeply impressed by his articles, which helped me very much to deepen my knowledge about Nepal.Satis Shroff is one of the very few Nepalese writers being able to compare ecology, development and modernisation in the ‘Third’ and ‘First’ World. He is doing this with great enthusiasm, competence and intelligence, showing his great concern for the development of his own country.' (Ludmilla Tüting, journalist and publisher, Berlin) .
'Due to his very pleasant personality and in-depth experience in both South Asian, as well as Western workstyles and living, Satis Shroff brings with him a cultural sensitivity that is refined. His writings have always reflected the positive attributes of optimism, tolerance, and a need to explain and to describe without looking down on either his subject or his reader.' (Kanak Mani Dixit, Himal Southasia, Kathmandu)
'Satis Shroff writes with intelligence, wit and grace.' (Bruce Dobler, Associate Professor in Creative Writing, MFA University of Iowa) .
Satis Shroff's Works:
Through Nepalese Eyes
Im Schatten des Himalaya
Satis Shroff Poems
Blue Allemanic Eyes (Satis Shroff)
She had short, golden hair Tied neatly behind With a blue satin-scarf. And yet I saw her
The Japanese Garden (Satis Shroff)
Nine Hauptschule kids in their teens, Sit on benches in the Japanese Garden, Near the placid, torquoise lake.
The Professor's Wife (Satis Shroff)
'My husband is mad Er spinnt Er ist verrückt! ' Says Frau Fleckenstein, my landlady,
Like Prometheus And Icarus(Satis Shroff,...
Up and up we flew exultantly Towards the Himalayas. Kathmandu, Bhadgaon and Lalitpur With their palaces, pagodas, shrines,
Zeitgeistlyrik: Winter Blues (Satis Shro...
Winter blues, Go away! Season of short daylight, Coughs and rheuma,
The Colour Of Your Eyes (Satis Shroff)
Blue is the colour of the mountain, Blue is the colour of t sky, Blue is the colour of our planet, And blue is the colour of your eyes.
You In My Thoughts (Satis Shroff, Freibu...
To think about you To long for you To see you and to love you, The way you are.
The Dance Of The Demons (Satis Shroff)
‘I have danced The Dance of the Demons, ’ Said the attractive woman. A negative energy
The Tantric Woman (Satis Shroff, Freibur...
An eruption of scarlet flush On her cheeks, throat And between her breasts Became visible.
Without Words (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)
We speak with each other A wonderful feeling overcomes me And I’m touched to the roots of my existence. As though it was a doubling of my existence.
Grow With Love (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)
Love yourself Accept yourself, For self-love and self-respect Are the basis of joy, emotion
I Saw Love (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)
One wintry evening I saw love. She wore thin glasses At the university dancing classes. We danced fox-trot, cha-cha
The Flaw (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)
I constantly live in fear. Angst to be unmasked. My spouse knows it. My daughter knows it.
The Sea Swells (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)
The sea shells on the sea shore Suddenly the sea swells. Ring the church and temple bells. All is not well.
ALPINE GRATITUDE (Satis Shroff)
The hamlets are scattered,
Tucked away in the side valleys and spurs
Of the Black Forest,
Which was once dark and foreboding.
A forest that once conjoured myths, legends
And fairy tales.
Under the hay and homesteads,