Published by BookMedia Publishing Company, ‘Hans’ is a wonderful collection of Hindi poetry written by Hans Raj Thakur. The author asserts that he is not a writer but literature is the best way to report anomalies of our lives to the society. The author is a professor in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. He is also a chess player and promotes the spirit of chess in school children by organizing events offline and online.
The book is about 90 pages with around 85 short to medium length poems. Most of the poems have been emanated from the thought process of the poet. The range of poems includes life teachings, ode to Rahat Indori, to salutation to Corona warriors and much in between. The collection is purely penned down in Hindi, with usage of some Urdu words in between. However, for smooth reading experience, he has also added vocabulary glossary in the end.
Hans has converted his thoughts and opinions to some subjects in poetic lure. The author admits that his field is miles away from core literature; however, he thinks that by using literature as a tool we can contribute in making the world a great place.
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About the Author:
Author Hans Raj Thakur was born in a poor family and raised in a cultural and humanitarian ambience. He completed his education from Mandi, Srinagar and Shimla. For over 22 years, he is a professor of Physics in HP.
Hans Raj Thakur gives priority to education for children along with other activities like chess. He is inspired by his parents and dedicates his first book ‘Hans’ to his late father. Currently, he is writing books on chess education. He lives in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, with his family.