Peeping through Scriptures

Modestly titled Peeping through Scriptures – the outcome of inspired poetic profusion — takes you on a guided journey along spiritual alleys. I call the title modest because the exhaustive notes and exegesis appended to many of the poems make it an eclectic treatise on the scriptures. The poems unravel the life-affirming and life-sustaining convergences that run through all religions.
Chandra Prakash Sharma seems to be a font of creativity, which is catalyzed by ideas and quintessential messages contained in the religious scriptures. Reading through the collection is like meditating on God, self, the universe, and all that it encompasses and thinking about LIFE holistically, with continuities, flows, and syncretic interconnections.
As a counter-point to the ‘Hermeneutics of Suspicion,’ the poems in the collection proposition the purpose of life as attaining ‘bliss, peace and harmony.’ In such a conception of life, there is no room for disjuncture or schism, but the celebration!
— Subhash Chandra

Book Review

It needs a deft hand of a great visionary and poet like Dr. Sharma to extract the timeless juices of wisdom from the scriptures and express them in simple verse. This collection of poems is a great contribution to the literature of poetry. He has blended well the wisdom of the sages with his own erudite knowledge and wisdom. Reading these poems not only delights and enriches our wisdom but also heals our soul.

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Sujit Mukherjee is a versatile genius – a short story writer, poet, photographer, story- teller, culinary expert and management expert.

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