A poet-labourer and many others
Our very own AJ Singh has been making quite an impression around the Intellectual hotspots of Delhi, where his poetry is well received. Agilia, his epic poem on the subject of religion and terrorism is well worth a read.
'A very interesting meeting of minds took place at the Comics café last Saturday. We had some new members who shared their work with us – Amit, who runs a school for tribal children in Madhya Pradesh and Ajay Singh from Delhi’s Munirka, who is a labourer during the day and writes poems in English, on spirituality, when his body is at rest. It enriched our experience, listening to Amit and Ajay, while they narrated their stories at the café.
Amit, in his school, has devised strategies to integrate education with community development. His manual of education strives to make children aware of various issues and kindles the fire of activism within them.
Ajay, on the other hand, has another inspiring story to share, of which he is the hero. Educated to third grade, Ajay is a self-taught man. Struggling against all odds, he has come up with a collection of his poems. Today, Ajay’s poems are well received across the globe, with his admirers in London and elsewhere.' - June 12th 2007
Taken from: http://comicscafe1.blogspot.com/2006/06/poet-labourer-and-many-others.html