GLOBAL RIVIEWS ON SUDHAKAR GAIDHANI’S EPIC POEM DEVDOOT THE ANGEL    

 
Sudhakar Gaidhani
 
 
GLOBAL RIVIEWS ON SUDHAKAR GAIDHANI’S EPIC POEM DEVDOOT THE ANGEL
 
 
WORTHY OF THE NOBEL PRIZE
 
Thank you, dear friend and teacher, I fully agree that your work is worthy of the Nobel Prize. Now is the best time to encourage people to look at themselves from the side of the Angel. Unfortunately, the Nobel Committee is influenced by the momentary interests of capital and gives awards to those who destroy rather than create with their creativity. But God sometimes gives them a reason. I hope that in your case God will help you and all people and will not give another bonus to political slanderers.
 
Vladimir Dolgov (U.S.A.)
February 15, 2022
 
 
TWO TAGORES ARE NOT NEEDED
 
Thanks for the frank letter. Things are much more complicated in India than in the West. There was a similar situation in Russia, but it killed all the thick magazines that printed new serious works. The epic cannot be dead; it also develops not only in form but also in content. It is the connection of the past with the present. All the vices of mankind remain unchanged throughout the ages. I will tell you honestly that two Tagores are not needed, new people are needed, the scale of whose works is not lower than the scale of Tagore’s works.
Supreme critics are afraid to take responsibility for the recognition of new national classics. They are accustomed to earning on the old authorities. The main thing for the author is to keep the love of the common reader. For them, all works.
Thank you for the sent texts, I will read and learn to understand other people and find common ground for all the inhabitants of the earth. Let’s hope for the best, without it there is no movement in the world.
Sincerely, Vladimir.
 
Vladimir Dolgov (U.S.A.)
February 16, 2022
 
 
HIS EPIC SEEMS TO BE AHEAD OF TAGORE’S MASTERPIECE
 
No doubt, Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’ is a great work of art. The central theme of ‘Gitanjali’ is devotional. It is rightly called ‘the song offerings’ from within of “the finite to infinite”. ‘Mahawakya, Devdoot the Angel’ which is called now ‘a modern epic’ and from withinit’s an entirely different poetic genre. It has a vast philosophical canvas! Sudhakar Gaidhani’s genius potential of ‘his epic’ seems to be ahead of this Tagore’s masterpiece!
 
Prof. Raviprakash karambalikar (India)
January 31, 2022
 
 
THE SAGA OF THE ANGEL DEVDOOT
 
The saga of the angel Devdoot, a blessed embodiment of the great poet Sudhakar Gaidhani, is a living epic of the world in which we live. The true nature of poetry, however, is that which reflects the struggles of the soul without relating them entirely to the cosmic. Existential questions and answers punctuate the lyrical discourse, the poet being unconscious of the mnemonic matrix impregnated with divine information. The light of this magnificent poem descends like the Holy Spirit into the hearts of readers everywhere.
 
Acad. Liviu Pendefunda, H.D.Litt
Vice chancellor of the World Academy of Letters,
Romania
 
 
IT IS A MILESTONE
 
Dear Friend Sudhakar,
I read Zbigniew Roth’s essay about your work with great attention. I also had the opportunity to see the Polish translation of Book I and Book IV.
I do not care if it is an epic in the sense of understanding this word, as a literary form, from the European point of view, or not.
For me, it is an inexpressibly beautiful, poetic and philosophical drama, with many important threads that create indelible impressions, ranging from aesthetic, through cognitive, and ending with philosophical depth.
Agree when I compare You to Milton and His “Paradise Lost.” For me personally, it’s even more than that. It is a milestone for your native language, which makes you more than a poet, makes you a national poet, someone like that for your native Marathi language, who was Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), in the era of Romanticism, for the Polish language.
Your imagination has crossed all the horizons of European literature, from ancient Greece to the present day.
I am deeply moved and for a long time. I have learned a lot from you and I have a lot to think about. You inspired me to look at the reality around me and myself in a different way.
I am convinced that your outstanding work will be translated into many languages and widely known. I am honored that I could get to know you and your work. I realized what a great artist, poet and philosopher you are, and I was like a miserable, small and insignificant provincial gentleman who wrote poems. (Comment on “Devdoot the angel” Canto – I).
Yours sincerely Marek!
 
Marek Kasperski (Poland)
March 15, 2022
 
 
TO BE READ AND READ
 
Respected Mr. Sudhakar Gaidhani, it was my honor and pleasure to read Your work and today to write an article, as the editor of my culture blog, where I share the conversation from our electronic communication. This is not a deep critical review, I would only briefly say: very deep thoughts, twists, wisdom, and discoveries about the meaning of human existence, about life, about a man and his salvation.
In the poem, in a beautiful allegorical way, you touch on the greatest philosophical questions that every sage asks on the path to truth, perfectly touching the opposites like “good” and “evil”, “hate” and “love”, “light” and “darkness”. “. In doing so, You do not give an answer, You leave space for the reader to stand in front of Your wise thoughts and for him to come to the answer himself.
I believe this epic will not be read and put on the shelves, it needs to be read and re read because with each new reading we gain a new experience.
I sincerely thank You and wish You many new successes and positive reviews for the steps you take in the world of Marathi poetry.
(Comment on Devdoot the Angel – Canto – I)
 
Olivera Stankovska,-Macedonia
Poet, Prose Writer, Creative Artist
October 11, 2021
 
 
 
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SPLENDID
 
Hello Sudhakar,
Thank you for sharing this fine world-oriented poem with me. of all the poems I have read in the contemporary poetry world, this is one of the most splendid.
It carries the wisdom of the ancients ranging from Khayyam to Keats, and harbors the mythologies of the past in such a graceful array of verse. The introduction says it all when it describes the multivariate styles of the poem. It can be both witty and clever without being rife with pretension or tomfoolery. It is bawdy without being crude.
The story begins with the Fallen Bird who is a messenger from the ancient past. Overall, the poem unveils central meanings of the Fall of Man. We are taught of the great sin, but what you have accomplished is a reminder that we do not need to live within the sin as Jesus Christ died in those sins. By reclaiming Christianity from the mocking Romans of religious institutions, you have shown the world as one of Desire. It is humankind that is lost in the battle of will, to the past and injustices which should be cleansed and forgiven.
The poem as I have read it is framed as a world-spirit (not in Hegel’s sense, but in the sense of unified poesy)which develops cheerfully and mournfully. The angel-bird represents this as well, as a voice from the past saying “No, do not return. I am here to tell you to move forward.”
Such a bright message in today’s world where the historical faults of humankind are in full display and we are full of doubt.
(Comment on Devdoot the Angel – Canto – I)
June 28, 2021 Dustin Pickering,
Anchor at Literary Corner at New York Parrot
Ediotr-in-Chief at Harbinger Asyslum, USA
 
Dustin Pickering – U.S.A
 
 
TO DESERVE A HIGHER PRIZE FOR HIS TOILS
 
Dear Poet Sudhakar Gaidhani,
Thank you once more for sending me your poem “Devdoot the Angel”.
I truly appreciate your achievement in trying to reflect on the chaotic and tragic realities in our world, the bitter struggle between Good and Evil, in which, unfortunately, the latter tends to prevail. Perhaps in India, with its tremendous social contrasts and injustice, you feel it deeper than people in the accommodated countries. I fully agree with you that among the few spiritual currents that, perhaps, could offer some slight beams of hope to Humanity, are Christianism and Buddhism, maybe combined. Good will, the need for love and honesty, has not at all disappeared from the world, including the youngest generation. You are sceptical, and I am sceptical, too. Yet, even the tiniest human unit can contribute to resist evil. By the way, have you ever read some plays of Pedro Calderón de la Barca? His most famous drama, Life is a Dream may have had among its sources a Buddhist legend. One of Calderón’s great conclusions is that “although life is a dream, even in dreams good deeds would never be lost entirely”.
The basic value of your work is that you have written and published it in your native Marathi language. There are millions of people who can read your work. If ever younger people find it stimulating and appreciate it (either in your life or after), a poet can hardly hope to deserve a higher prize for his toils.
Let me wish you good health, above all. If you are healthy, you can continue to do good deeds, either awake or in dream.
(Comment on Devdoot the Angel – Canto – I)
 
Prof. Juri Talvet – Estonia
December 2, 2021
 
 
PHLOSOPHICAL LUMINARIES OF MODERN INDIAN POETRY
 
The poet Sudhakar Gaidhani, is one of the philosophical luminaries of modern Indian poetry. He continues the tradition of writing Indian vedas, but in the modern version. His pen delivers Marathi, one of the oldest languages of the Indo-European family, but produces a radiant stylistic beauty in English as well. The spirit of his poetry is divine and Earthly at the same time. Sudhakar Gaidhani in his verses reveals the high spirit of the Indian people, points out before the art world The fact, mythical India has other geniuses dedicated to the art world. In his verses embodies the great idea that the force of goodness wins over death.
 
Albert V.Nikolla
Poet-Romancier, Critic, Linguist
Grimbergen, Brussels, Belgium
 
 
FULL OF ORIENTAL WISDOM
 
Dear Sudhakar,
Thanks for sharing with me your masterpiece, at a quick reading (in this period I’m very busy both as a writer and a visual artist) I was very impressed by the overhelming knowledge of not only the ancient texts of your tradition, but also those which belong to the universal literature. Is Maharashtri language connected to the old Sanskrite?
You poem is not only epic, but also lyrical in my view and full of Oriental wisdom, I think this is one of the most complex and the best dedicated to the misterious world of birds.
It’s a honour and a pleasure to be in touch with you, unfortunately I’m not a literary critic and I do not work for publishers or magazines in my country, it’s not so easy to be in the same time a visual artist and a writer.
 
(Comment on Devdoot the Angel – Canto – I)
 
January 15, 2021 – Constantin Severin,
Visual Artist and Writer, USA
 
 
DEVDOOT AND THE PROPHET
 
Compared to The Prophet, the language of Mahaavaakya is more figurative, more assertive, and ample storytelling laces the talk. Life in the raw predominates in Mahaavaakya. While Gibran’s Prophet would largely be taken as a work of philosophy, Mahaavaakya would indubitably be classified as literature, as poetry. This paper, we recall, is meant to describe and analyze rather than judge.
 
– Prof. Dr. Om Biyani, India
An excerpt from the article published in
THE POET web magazine from UK
 
 
A SUPERB POETRY
 
Dear friend, your poetry is profound reflexion about life.It is pure philosophy. Your poem”I had compassion ” for example, is your contemplation of nature with your feelings, concerning that feelings and interpretations. You are a great philosopher.I love your approach that produce a superb poetry. You are a great person. So peaceful, friendship, and walking through the respect of non -violece. So thanks for your precious friendship.
 
Prof.Dr. Ernesto Kahan (Israel)
University Prof.poet, Former Vice President of IPPNW (Association awarded the Nobel Peace Prize-1985)
 
 

2 thoughts on “GLOBAL RIVIEWS ON SUDHAKAR GAIDHANI’S EPIC POEM DEVDOOT THE ANGEL    

  1. ¿Y porqué un nobel de literatura?

    La obra de SUDHAKAR GAIDHAN’IS, constituye un hito dentro de la literarura. Su exegesis apunta a pensamientos filosóficos profundos. Gandhi con su No-violencia cobra más altura que nunca con este autor y su contribución a las letras es de suma importancia, sobretodo en estos tiempos.
    Yo que he tenido la oportunidad de conocerla estoy convencido de que este autor merece ser reconocido y premiado con el máximo galardón mundial y traducido a otros idiomas.

    JUSTO ALDÚ
    Julio Alberto Stoute Duarte
    Panameño
    Abogado
    Licdo. en Desarrollo Social
    Gobernador Ancestral Pluricultural para Panamá
    2022-2023.

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