• Ocean is My Name
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    Pages: 70
    Language: English
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Ocean is My Name, a long poem is gift to poetry lovers and Seshendra’s admirers , coming from Seshendra Sharma Memorial Trust to mark his 7th Anniversary. Seshendra , right from the beginning had an unique prowess in writing Long poems. It reached its peak in My Country – My People (Modern Indian Epic). In ‘Ocean is My Name’ he gave new hue and grandeur to the genre of Long poem.

This long poem was translated into English by Mr. K. Damodar Rao. The original Telugu poem titled “Samudram Naa Peru” was published in May 1978 and appears as “Samudra Parvam” in “Adhunika Maha Bharatham” .

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Ocean is not a confluence of tides. Ocean is a language, ocean is my name!
Unable to carry the burden of rainy season's clouds winds generate revolts of cyclones -they teach the art of revolts…

- Seshendra

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In his 1840 feature entitled "The Hero as Poet" Thomas Carlyle defines a poet’s role gloriously. Carlyle maintains that the poet-prophet speaks to the noble, the pure, the type of all times and places.

Seshendra Sharma, the rebel poet of Andhra Pradesh, is an example of such an Indian poet prophets, the "Spirits Fierie", who drive the dead thoughts over the universe like withered leaves and quicken the birth of a new, better tomorrow.

Seshendra Sharma, born in 1927, is a coastal Andhra Product. A highly educated and conscious poet with a marked academic and bureaucratic profile. But it is not his visibility in seminar circuits and academic circles that has endeared him to the Andhrites.

To Andhrites and to those other Indians who have read him in translation Seshendra Sharma is the revolutionary poet-prophet. His poetry celebrates the clarion-call of resistance...

- The New Indian Express, March 12, 1999

Preview download free pdf of this English book is available at Ocean is My Name
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It gives me immense sense of satisfaction and happiness that this long poem written and published way back in 1978 is appearing in English to mark his 7th Anniversary. . Reader would certainly feel the intensity of poet's feelings and emotions which find expression in a new style hitherto unknown to Telugu poetry.
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