Ravi Pratap Singh

The Reverberating Memories: (Softcover: $15, 84pp, 6X9”: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-499-3; Hardcover: $30: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-500-6; EBook: $2.99: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-501-3; LCCN: 2019904514; Poetry—Subjects & Themes—Death, Grief, Loss; Release: July 27, 2019; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): This is a compilation of elegies in the memory of Ravi Singh’s deceased son, Yuvaraaj Singh, who passed away prematurely at the age of twenty on October 30, 2016, the Diwali night which is the Hindu festival of lights and crackers. Though these poems center around a single theme, they can be roughly divided into four categories. First category, which comprise the major part, are an expression of Everlasting love for a son. The second category comprises a dialogue with the Almighty. In the third part, Ravi has brought in Elvis, his Labrador, whom he adopted after the demise of his son. The fourth category is again an expression of anguish where imagination is at play and references have been made to nature in the form of trees, oceans, and skies. These poems are an attempt to immortalize a beloved son.

Dr. Ravi Pratap Singh is a Professor of Political Science in Allahabad Degree College, University of Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, India. He has been teaching for twenty-eight years and his specialization is in International Relations. He has published many research papers in reputed national and international journals. Apart from his subject, he has a passion for English Literature and Poetry. This is his first compilation of poems in elegiac form.

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