Prof. Vijay Vishal from Baijnath (but a native of Amritsar, Punjab) , Himachal Pradesh comments on the collection The Saga of The Dark Daughter by Bijay Kant Dubey
Dear Dr. B.K. Dubey,
Enjoyed reading your rich harvest of poems which should appear in book form which I am sure, you must be contemplating.
The compositions are flurries of feelings, ripples of emotions, flights of imaginations and strides of intellect. They stir up the mind, heart and soul.
A good poem rings an old bell in the psyche of the reader. It inspires and motivates. This quality is manifested well in your poetic pieces. There is variety and freshness which binds the reader from first to last.
My best wishes.
Thanks for making me the subject of your lovely poems.
Kindly confirm receipt of the packet of books.
Prof Charu Sheel Singh, Mahatma Gadhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi comments in his letter, dated 22.10.02:
Dear Dr Dubey,
Your kind gifts reached me the other day. I enjoyed reading My Bengali Wife. It is a happy blend of reminiscence, experience gotten and begotten and a loving-to-die and dying-to-love and live relationship. The form used is encompassing and the relative lack of organization is explanatory of like itself. Figures of speech continue to play hide and seek game. Well done!
Your thesis on D.H.Lawrence excels in the art of conceptualization. should think it is an unpretentious study which contains much information for the one already much informed.
Your book on interviews is a major effort in the making that others should emulate. Sometimes, the subaltern is the main lantern I am sure, through your filtering eye, gems of poetry will distill themselves out and write a saga of sort.
In this book, the first poem which has the same heading as the book, presents Bamiyan Buddha as seen in his numerous aspects by the poet.. It contains the poet's effusions on Bamiyan Buddhas in different situations.
My Brief Poems is a picture of the mean atmosphere of immortality in Bihar. Indian Democracy is a Portrayal of the utter chaos prevalent in the society under democratic government.. The overwhelming effect of sensual love on the lower level brought out strikingly in Dev Das
- - Prof.Maha Nand Sharma, Meerut
Khushwant Singh on the booklet
Khushwant Singh: A Writer of Literary Columns
Dear Prof. Dubey,
I am overwhelmed and don't know how to react to your learned thesis. I am almost trying to believe I can write readable prose. A million thanks- And the guru's blessings.
1 Dec 2004
Prof.Maha Nand Sharma of Meerut University
My Love Poems: The poems in this collection are effusions of the poet's heart. Spontaneity is their salient feature. The poetry here comes from the heart and goes to the heart. Breaking my heart, How deep my love for you is, Say, Say, you love me, I shall try my best, Tears are in the eyes and The temple of Love are apt illustrations of the spontaneous overflow in his poems.
Thank you for the copy of My Collected Poems. The adjective 'My' is totally unnecessary. I wish you had dropped it from the title.
I hope to go through the book when I get some leisure.
Prof M.K.Naik's letter
Dear Dr Dubey,
Thank you very much for the poetry books.
Your enthusiasm for poetry is admirable, but may I suggest that quantity should not come in the way of quality- -which is far more important.
Letter From Dr.Prema Nandakumar
Thank you for D.H.Lawrence and Interviews With Some Indian English Poets. Both make interesting reading. In the former I can see the Indian sensibility at work, never in haste to criticise but making a point go home if the need arises.It is good you have made some very pertinent remarks on the way one or two book authors have hogged the limelight for too long.
With every good wish for a happy & purposive 2003,
After The Death of His Wife, What Man Has Made of Man? , Suppose Your Son Turns Into A Bad Boy, If You Go Failing In The Same Class, On Finding None Around Me, I Used To Hear The Village Clown Saying, Politicians poems mailed to him from Winged Words collection especially:
“The poems are interesting as narratives. May be you can use straight prose and avoid the inversions in places.”
- - 3.6.13
Dear Bijay Kant Dubey,
Thanks for your post card and for a copy of The Ferryman. It was a pleasure to go through your poems- so sensitive, so suggestive and so lucid. They will make good reading and hence I cannot single out any one of them.So please will have to be combined for all of them. The very title The Ferryman is highly fascinating. Well done, and best wishes to you in the future
Ronald Vivian Smith
The Indian Express
I read the poems in your The Ferryman with deep interest and respect due to a genuine Tagorean. I appreciate the aptness of your ferryman analogy. Your chap-book deserves a place by the side of Tagore's Gitanjali. It is indeed exceedingly gratifying to come across a genuine Tagorean like your good-self, whom Tagore is being discredited to-day by the avant-garde poets and writers.
- - -K.S.Venkataramu, Retd. ADPI, Bangalore
Bijay Kant Dubey's poem Mother Kali is like a hymn. It explores the love and devotion the entire Hindu world feels for Kali. Man does not live bread alone and it is faith in something supernatural, which sustains him in the time of cirses. Dubey's Mother Kali will sustain thousands through mental and emotional agonies.
- - - -Dr.Col.Narenderpal Singh
(Punjabi Sahitya Akademi Award Winner)
Hughes, you do not look like what you are in your poetry A man so cruel, so callous In your behaviour That you could not take care of A neurotic girl, A loving and confessional girl That you made her take life.