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Mohan Rana

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Ethnicity  Indian
Education  University of Delhi
Role  Poet
Name  Mohan Rana
Occupation  Poet

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Born  9 March 1964 (age 51) (1964-03-09) Delhi, India

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Mohan Rana (Hindi: मोहन राणा; born 9 March 1964) is a Hindi language poet from India. He has published eight poetry collections in Hindi. His poems have been translated Hindi by the Poetry Translation Centre.


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Mohan Rana was born in Delhi, India. He completed his graduate degree from Delhi University.

Literary career

The poet and critic, Nand Kishore Acharya, has written about Mohan Rana's poetry that,

"Amongst the new generation of Hindi poets, the poetry of Mohan Rana stands alone; it defies any categorisation. However, its refusal to fit any ideology doesn't mean that Mohan Rana's poetry shies away from thinking - but that it knows the difference between thinking in verse and thinking about poetry. For Mohan Rana the poetic process in itself is also thought process".

A bilingual chapbook "Poems", an eclectic selection of fifteen poems, translated from Hindi by Lucy Rosenstein and Bernard O'Donoghue was published by the poetry translations center London in June 2011. Sarah Maguire writes, ‘Mohan Rana’s vivid and accessible poems probe profound philosophical questions through the simple, everyday imagery of stars, birds, rain and shirts. These deceptively understated, haunting poems, have been beautifully rendered into English by the distinguished Irish poet, Bernard O’Donoghue, working closely with the translator, Lucy Rosenstein and Mohan himself.’

The Chapbook "Poems" was world literature tour recommendation in the Guardian, "His poems offer an intriguing bridge between two cultures; a sense of dislocation alongside a sense of place." The Guardian world literature tour recommendations: India


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