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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Sunil Uniyal Poems
A Ghazal - He And We
wind water earth sky - all things remain the same for our Lord in heaven above we are but a game He tests us at every step if we fail
A Song For The Defeated
A win, a clap, a cheer, a pat - We ne'er had that, we ne'er had that. We went to woods for butterflies,
Aditi In A Dream At Wollongong (A Poem F...
That evening jogging on the beach with my friends miles and miles away from home i was alone the sea was rolling and unrolling its carpet of blue and grey
A Ghazal - I Feel Lost
I don't know why, it's strange but true- I feel lost in front of you Virtues in me are too many,
A Couplet Of Amir Khusro (Translation)
Hindi Original~ Goree soye sej pe, mukh pe daare kes Chal Khusro ghar aapne, rain bhayi chaudes
A Song For Mother Divine
O Mother Divine Bless me with your mercy please Running wayward in my life
A Winter Haiku
A Folk Song Of Garhwal-1
I've left my father's home I am now in an alien land Married off beyond four mountains
A Holi Lyric (For The New Generation)
It's Holi, it's Holi, dear friends. All envy let's shun All hatred let's burn
An Upanishad Re-Told
two birds sit on a pipal bough one flies off to pick dry twigs to build a nest the other bird watches quietly this process
Australia - Haiku
from Pylon Point on Harbour Bridge - a ship crawls in ...
A Hindi Ghazal - 1
Original ~ pyaas to hai par jaam nahin hai taruvar hai par chhaaon nahin hai
A Ghazal - Traveller O!
Traveller O, why your feet have halted there? Your terminus is still nowhere near. Hear the brook that goes on singing in the woods,
Anna (A Poem In Hindi With Translation)
Is andheri kothri men utar aayi roshni Phir kisi ne aaj kholaa band roshandaan Ek boodhe naujavaan ne kyaa bhari hunkaar
Two Night Haiku
at night the full moon
bending down to the Buddha
in my drawing room
those honeymoon nights~
untying umpteen knots