Uday Prakash

(1 January 1952 / Madhya Pradesh / India)

Uday Prakash
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Uday Prakash (Hindi: उदय प्रकाश) is an eminent scholar, and a prolific Hindi poet, journalist, translator and short story writer.
His writing spans fiction, non-fiction, and critically acclaimed films and documentaries. He has worked as an administrator, an editor, a researcher, and a TV director. Now a free-lance writer, he writes for many major dailies and periodicals and takes part in seminars and reading programmes.

Biography

Uday Prakash was born on New Year's Day 1952, in the "backward" village of Sitapur, Shahdol. He grew up there, "where we learnt to write the alphabet on wooden boards with reed quills". Orphaned as a teenager, he was ... more »

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Tibet

Having come from Tibet,
Lamas keep wandering around
These days, mumbling mantras

Their herds of mules
Go down into the gardens
They do not eat marigold flowers

How many flowers
On one marigold plant,
Papa?

When it's the rainy season
in Tibet,
What season
Do we have?

When it's three o'clock
In Tibet,
What time
Is it here?

In Tibet
Are there marigolds,
Papa?

Do lamas blow conch shells, Papa?

Papa,
Have you ever seen lamas
Wrapped in blankets
Running quickly
In the darkness?

When ...

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