Biography of Vihang Naik
Early Life and Education:
Vihang A. Naik was born in Surat, South Gujarat on September 2,1969. He did his BA in English and Philosophy in the year 1993 and did an MA in English Literature and Indian Literature in translation in the year 1995, all from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He received his primary education from Navrachana School, Vadodara.
After a collection of English poems, City Times and Other Poems (1993) , his collection of Gujarati poems, Jeevangeet, in 2001, dedicated to the cause of victims of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake was published by Navbharat Sahitya Mandir, Ahmedabad. After his publication of collection of English poetry, Making A Poem.; Indialog Publications from New Delhi brought out his English poetry collection Poetry Manifesto (New and Selected Poems) in 2010. He taught English for more that a decade in UGC recognized Colleges affiliated with Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, North Gujarat, India.
Poetry Manifesto: New and Selected Poems, (Poetry in English) New Delhi: Indialog Publications, India 2010. ISBN 81-8443-033-7
Making A Poem. (Poetry in English) . Mumbai: Allied Publishers, India 2004. ISBN 8177645846
Jeevangeet. (Poetry in Gujarati) . Ahmedabad / Mumbai: Navbharat Sahitya Mandir,2001.
City Times and Other Poems (Poetry in English) . Kolkata: Writers Workshop, India 1993. ISBN 8171895662
Vihang Naik Poems
The Banyan City
To unearth the roots of a banyan is never easy. Chop or hack. The old banyan
Making A Poem
To write a poem the pen has to slide making a line over a sheet. You see a
New Web Sight
(Search: The Third Eye)
These days it is wise to be learned, certified and appointed. You can be safe
A Disturbed Sleep
Dead poets haunt your dreams and disturb the sleep.
The Banyan City
To unearth the roots
of a banyan
is never easy.
Chop or hack. The old banyan
with the roots spread
over a century.
This aged city,
facing the withered glory,