This website is the distillation of my literary work done during the last thirty years.

Right from the the first consciousness of my life, I have felt that I belonged to the “other” world. This world seemed to me an obstacle to the world I wanted to be in. As a result, throughout my life, I have struggled with this world to reach to the other world.

I see the trivialization and insult to the human spirit in this world. The value of human life lies in the marvelous state of living consciousness it provides, the range of imagination it is capable of producing, the ideas on things it can generate, the inherent power of the human experience, the obeisance it pays to the nature it feels a part of, the spirit it evokes when it is threatened.

All my life I have felt like a child trying to understand the spirit of nature, whose small part human life is. I am bewildered and tormented to see how common beings belittle and malign human life, not knowing its magic and potential.

My work is to depict and salute the human spirit, to extol it, to perpetuate it.

My poems, articles, and books are directly and indirectly an expression of my honor for the human spirit. Small in measure that they are compared to the possibilities, I feel that within my lifetime I must exert as much as I can to bring out the inherent beauty, power, and magnificence of human life.

Maharaj Kaul

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Nobility And Perseverance – A Tribute To Kanwal Muthu

(1942 – 2022) Kanwal Muthu, whom we knew as Nanaji at home, was born as a pure soul, unruffled by the worldly concerns, unmindful of personal gain. As we were close in childhood, I saw to my amazement as well … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Life – Excerpt From Inclinations And Reality

Following writing about my father is from my autobiography, Inclinations and Reality, published in 2010: My father and uncle Papaji emerged as the towering personalities and gurus of our family after the untimely passing away of my grandfather. A pair … Continue reading

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Ghalib’s Most Famous and Popular Shers Translated and Discussed by Maharaj Kaul

Maharaj Kaul translates and discusses Mirza Ghalib’s (1797 – 1869) most popular and famous shers: Ghalib Sher 17:  ham ko un se vafā kī hai ummīd jo nahīñ jānte vafā kyā hai  Translation:  we have hope for faithfulness from the … Continue reading

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Tribute To Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar Is No More: It is a deep personal loss to me that Dilip Saab, one of the heroes of my life, passed away a few hours ago. I discovered him in my mid-teens when I was living in … Continue reading

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Where Are You Art?

  It was hard to believe when you left us, A shock to our existences, A joy-wrencher, a peace-snatcher.   For years you walked on earth with tough-feet, And carried high-ambition, But soft ways and words you used with the … Continue reading

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Kamal’s Journey Against Time

She was a ray of light Sourced by an unknown and unknowable fire within – Unencumbered by surroundings and society, She lit a room full of people by her intense enigmatic smile And imbued little things with sensitivity and style, Today time … Continue reading

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