Som Prakash Ranchan
Som Prakash Ranchan (also known as Som Ranchan) is an Indian poet writing in English, a scholar, a literary critic, a revisionist of Indian culture, literary and secular personalities, and a novelist born in Lahore Cantt (now in Pakistan). He has often been described as a “Poet of Many Voices” with the note of mythical / mystical themes noticeable in his writings. His psycho-analytical studies have the influence of the depth psychology of Carl Jung, Adler and Freud; the mythological studies of Joseph Campbell; the spiritual endeavors of Aurobindo, Otto Rank, Rudolfe, Vedanta and Tantra, and the philosophical notions that of Schopenhauer.
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