Dr. Jernail Singh Anand, Ph.D (P.U.Chd) , MBA, D.Litt. and Ph.D ,(Honoris Causa), is one of the leading world poets, whom Global Literary Icon Dr. Maja Herman Sekulic has described as:
“One of the greatest philosophers among poets, and one of the greatest poets among philosophers.” Recently, he was appointed
Professor Emeritus in Indian Literature (Hony) at Institute for European Roma Studies and Research, Crimes against Humanity and International Law, Belgrade, Serbia.
His reputation as a poet rests mainly on his epics ‘Geet: The Unsung Song of Eternity’[a sequel to John Milton’s ‘The Paradise Lost’ and ‘The Satanic Empire’[a sequel to Dante’s ‘The Divine Comedy’. His work ‘The Ganturbury Tales’ also edges past Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’ and tries to recreate the old magic. Hailing from Longowal, [Punjab, India], [b. 1955], Anand acquired his Ph.D degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and was honoured with D.Litt. degree by Univ. of South America. And Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and Mysticism by Institute of European Roma Studies, Belgrade. He has to his credit more than 65 books of English poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction and spirituality, and 50 research papers whereas 20 research papers were published on his works by Dr Roghayeh Farsi, an Iranian scholar. He has innovated the theory of BIOTEXT(along with Iranian scholar Dr Roghayeh Farsi) and CLOUD SYNDROME in Critical theory and is a refereed author.
His works of spirituality ‘Bliss:The Ultimate Magic’ and ‘I Belong to You’ have been translated into Persian and published in Iran. Bliss has been compared with Khalil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’ and his work of poetry, ‘Beyond Life Beyond Death’ to T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Wasteland’. Vishwabharati Research Centre has brought out a Companion on Dr J.S. Anand’s work.
He has been Secretary General of World Parliament of Literature and Ambassador, World Union of Poets, and President, Galaxy International Foundation for Arts, Philosophy and Social Activism, Honorary Ambassador to Science fiction Academy of Macedonia for India and Director, World Institute of Peace, Nigeria.
Dr. Anand has been honoured with various awards: such as Lord of World Peace and Literature, Award of Supreme Excellence [Vishwabharati], Cross of Peace, Cross of Literature, [World Union of Poets Italy], World Icon of Peace [Nigeria], Dr. Mohinder Singh Randhawa Award for Promotion of Art and Culture, Art4Peace Foundation California, Lifetime Achievement Award, World Laureate of Literature, Lifetime Achievement Award by Literati Cosmos Council, Mathura, and most recently African International Poetry Award and Gold Medal of Creativity from International Literary Union, America. He was appointed Ambassador to the Science Fiction Organization of Macedonia, Ambassador of several organizations, and conferred Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Leader in Public Service and Human Rights by World Literary Forum for Peace and Humanity.
Dr Anand organized World Poetry Conference at Bathinda Punjab India in Oct 2019.
He founded Galaxy International Foundation for
which is organizing 2nd World Poetry Conference in Chandigarh India and announced Academy Awards in Literature, Poetry, Fiction and Literary Criticism.
HOW TO BE
Birth is a happening which brings man
Although he exists somewhere somehow
Before that too.
Marriage too is a phenomenon
Which takes place at a certain time,
Prior to this moment too
Both existed in time and space.
Just like birth, death too is a process
Which, unlike birth,
Puts man out of the view.
Otherwise, it is a constant process.
Past has another name,
Yet to be found in Webster’s.
When people die, they pass away.
Yesterday, what I was, I am dead today.
Birth, death, marriage are official formalities,
Attestations of your presence or absence
At a particular place.
Things are happening even without our knowledge.
Who tells us the way to be born?
And who tells us the way
We have to live and suffer to discover
How to be.
COPYRIGHT DR JERNAIL SINGH ANAND