| September 2, 1969Gujarat, India|
Poet, Translator, Educator
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
City Times and Other Poems, Poetry Manifesto: (new & Selected Poems)
Vihang A. Naik Wikipedia
Vihang A. Naik or Vihang Ashokbhai Naik is one of the contemporary bilingual poets from Gujarat, India and a native speaker of Gujarati. He has authored many collections of poetry in English and Gujarati. He translates from Gujarati into English.
He was born on September 2, 1969 at Surat, in Gujarat into a Gujarati family in Surat. From Surat, he moved to Baroda, Ahmedabad and other cities out of Gujarat. His travels gave him unique insight into life and humanity for his creative writing. Navrachana was his primary school then he changed cities and schools. He did his matriculation from a local school in Vadodara, obtained bachelor's degree in Arts (English Literature and Philosophy) and master's degree (English Literature and Indian Literature in English Translation) from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He has translated his own Gujarati Poetry "Jeevangeet" into English. His poetry is included in various anthologies, literary journals and magazines such as Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry, The Dance of the Peacock, The Indian P.E.N.,The Journal of Poetry Society (India),The Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, Indian Literature, The Brown Critique, Poetry Chain, Kavya Bharati, The Journal of Indian Writing In English, Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Muse India etc.
In 2016 his poetry collection City Times and Other Poems enters Limca Book of Records.