ISBN 9788172738532,Sonnets on Tao

Sonnets on Tao



Authorspress Publishing

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788172738532

ISBN-10 8172738536


Number of Pages 100 Pages
Language (English)


Tao-te-Ching ascribed Co Lao Tzu of ancient China is a collection of sayings of great wisdom. A senior contemporary of Confucius Lao Tzu has aptly expressed his thoughts inspiring living on a higher plane in beautiful verses of which only 81 could be preserved through the ages. His school of thought is still in existence in China and even other countries. Plain and simple living in close proximity to nature is his message contained in all of his verses. Its popularity in the world can be estimated from the fact that about .30 translations of the verses are available in English alone. The first translation of the verses was made in Sanskrit centuries ago. In the present book these verses have been paraphrased into Shakespearean sonnets on basis of four selected English translations.

About the Author

Dr. Narendra K. Sinha, post retirement, is an Honorary Fellow at the Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He was born on August 2, 1932, at Gaya, Bihar, India. He holds a Master's degree in Hindi, in Sanskrit, and in Pali, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics. He started his career as a lecturer in Hindi at Magadha University, Bodhgaya. He had been a Linguist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He worked as a Senior Research Officer at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. He was also a Senior Research Associate in Linguistics at Santiniketan for a couple of years. He migrated to USA in 1980 where he started a new career as an instructor in English as a Second Language. He had been a Visiting Professor at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and a Research faculty at the University of Wisconsin. He has already published five books in this area so far and five other are in press. He has been writing for different newspapers and magazines regularly.

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