Published by Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre, this is one of the finest poetry collections by Sangeeta Gupta. The book offers around 50 short readable poems in the genres spanning across love to telepathic thoughts to twin soul and much more. The stand out theme in the book is ‘Twin Soul’ and how it can transform one to rise up again in life. The very first poem is titular, Rise from your Ashes, it falls under motivational/inspiration genre. This poem is a best fit for people struggling to reclaim their lives back at any stage. The exact voice of the poem is to make an individual believe in himself/herself that want to rise again in life for the sake of love and the spirit of life.
The collection silently classifies its voices, you will get that hunch when you read the book twice or thrice. Right since the beginning, there are many poems with themes on twin soul, finding soul mate, agony of separation, and so on. At times, there are a few abstract poems but towards the end the book gains momentum of Love. Learning to Love is a love bound poem; it also re-iterates the aspect of self-love and self-belief.
The collection is sublime and beautiful in its stance. Sangeeta’s way of approaching unheard concepts through poetic words is simply superb. This is not the only work of her; she holds a long list of titles in poetry. The book can be read anytime for personal motivation and the title indicates that the book looks like a dose of inspiration for all its discerning readers.
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About the Author:
Sangeeta Gupta has 35 solo exhibitions of paintings, 25 published books, 10 of her books are also translated in other languages, 18 documentary films to her credit so far.
Recently in February /March 2020, Sangeeta has created the longest Indigo Painting on sustainable handspun khaddar textile, titled: “Aadiyogi shiv – a journey in cosmic indigo.” She has made a claim for Record with the Limca Book of records for this painting. This is a movement for revival of natural indigo.
Her yet another solo show was inaugurated by the former President of India; Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam in August, 2013. Which was dedicated to Uttarakhand, fund raised through sale proceeds of the paintings is used for creating a Fine Art Education grant for the students of Uttarakhand. 25 Fine Arts students of Uttarakhand, are provided with their annual college fee every year.
Her 35 solo shows have been held all over India i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh and abroad at London, Berlin, Munich, Lahore, Belfast, Thessolinki (Greece) and Mississauga(Toronto).
She has participated in more than 200 group shows in India & abroad, in National exhibitions of Lalit Kala Akademi, All India Fine Arts & Craft Society and Sahitya Kala Parishad and in several art camps. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of Bharat Bhavan Museum, Bhopal and Sacred Art museums in Belgium and Mecidonian Museum of Contemporary Art Thessolinki, Greece . Her works have been represented in India Art Fairs, New Delhi several times.
She has received 69th annual award for drawing in 1998 and 77th annual award for painting in 2005 by AIFACS, New Delhi and was also conferred Hindprabha award for Indian Women Achievers by Uttar Pradesh Mahila Manch in 1999, Udbhav Shikhar Samman 2012 by Udbhav for her achievements in the field of art and literature and was awarded “Vishwa Hindi Pracheta Alankaran” 2013 by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Saahitya Sammelan & Utkarsh Academy, Kanpur. She was bestowed with Women Achievers Award from Indian Council for UN relations on the eve of International Women’s Day in March, 2013 and many more after that.
There is a collection of short stories and twelve anthologies of poems in Hindi to her credit. Her poems are translated in many languages i.e. in German, Greek, Mandarin, English Bangla, Dogri and Urdu. Her book ‘Lekhak ka Samay’ 2006, is a compilation of interviews of eminent women writers in Hindi. Weaves of Time, Ekam, song of silence are collection of poems in English. Mussavir ka Khayal, Roshani ka safar are her book of poems and drawings/paintings. Lal butti ke bachhe, Beej sirf Zamin par ugate hain and Ek khawab aasama hua jata hai are three collection of Hindi poems published 2019. Song of the Cosmos is her creative biography.
She has directed, scripted and shot 17 documentary films, 7 of them are in the collection of Library of Congress, US. Her film have been telecast and screened in several countries. She is a widely travelled person. She lives and works in Delhi, India.