Jamshedpur, May 8: Poetry as a literary genre is no longer popular. In this fast paced world poetry is losing out to myriad attractions of the internet.
Keeping this in mind, Narbheram Hansraj English School (NHES) alumni has penned his third book ‘Sirens of the Nimbus’.
Supratim Ghosh Dastidar, an English Literature graduate from Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, through his book strives to make poetry more readable by writing the poetry of the common man.
Titled ‘Sirens of the Nimbus, the 134-page Paperback brought out by New Delhi based Authorspress at Rs 295 per copy is available on Amazon amazon.com, amazon.in and authorspressbooks.com.
‘Supratim was just 16-years-old when he started writing his first book when he was about to answer his ICSE board examinations and published it in the year 2012 (No, One For Me – published by Mahaveer Publishers, New Delhi)’, said Mrs. Manju Verma, his school teacher.
NHES teacher further said that his poems are concerned with the mother-like woman he met in the marketplace but could not talk to, with a sweeper he conversed with late at night who made him realize the values of home, with a woman he loved but could not win over, with the strangers he came across in the various phases of his life, with the cricket match at Barabati, with the hope and the disappointment of modern life, and the effect of ambition on young minds.
In his collection, there are four poetic prose and a long poem named ‘The Story of a Poem’. This book is circulated worldwide though amazon.com, amazon.in and authorspressbooks.com.
Son of Tata Motors employee Samiran Ghosh Dastidar, Supratim has designed the cover page of the book. The fleeces of clouds that are stitched together represent the striking variations in our lives and the title is a clarion call for readers to hear and accept them, informed Mrs. Verma.
‘Supratim then took up poetry and published a collection titled ‘Musings of a Marveller’ in the year 2013 published by Sanbun Publishers, New Delhi. He also contributed a poem to an anthology named In the Midnight Hour published by Dark Knight Publishing, UK. The following year, in 2014, Supratim contributed to a short story collection titled Seasons of Love published by Sanmati Publishers, New Delhi’, said Mrs. Verma adding, ‘after these publications, he took a gap of about two years and has come back with a poetry collection Sirens of the Nimbus (2017) published by Authors press, New Delhi’.
Supratim has completed his graduation in English Literature and will now go for Masters in the same subject. He is very interested in different art forms particularly music.
He wishes to join the teaching profession in the future.
Supratim Ghosh Dastidar is one of the few younger poets who has a very high aim in terms of writing uncompromisingly for quality and excellence in his modern poems, and not just for the sake of writing poems.