Thursday, April 3, 2014

Book Release- Fr.Vinayak Jadav

Book Release

On 9 March, in a highly meticulously planned ceremony and amidst a packed Golden Jubilee Hall of Loyola, Fr Francis Parmar, our Provincial released Premni Pankhe, the Gujarati translation of Fr Shekhar Manickam’s English poems On the wings of love by Fr Raymund Chauhan. Raymund’s love of literary labour was duly recognized by Fr Francis who whetted the appetite for the book by situating it in the wider context of Gujarati poetry. Mr. Raghuvir Chaudhary, an alumnus of Xavier’s College and a renowned Gujarati Sahityakar hailed the commendable Christian contribution to education and literature of the state. Kavi Yoseph Macwan and Prof. R.R. Parmar, in their refined prose, gave a literary appreciation of some of the poems. The soulful recitation of some of the original English poems by Shekhar and its Gujarati version by Raymund left the critics puzzled as to who translated which. Novice Hitesh Parmar and Ms Reeta Shah played their due role as the masters of ceremony in making the programme truly a Sahitya Sabha with taste. 

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed reading Fr. Vinayak's creative description of the ceremony. Certainly, piqued my curiousity to read Premni Pankhe or On the Wings of Love.