Jay Kotek Addresses Indian Issues Through Verse

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Poet announces his new collection of poetry, titled "India, My Love"

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India, My Love: A Collection of Poetry” (published by iUniverse) is poet Jay Kotek’s second collection of poetry. Kotek’s work reflects the influence of philosophical, cultural, historical and political aspects of an individual growing up in India, expressing the poet’s desire to correct what he calls the flaws in the life situations that exist to make India an egalitarian society.

Pluralism is at threat, and it will cut the roots of democracy,” says Kotek. “The fascist and fundamentalist groups disrupt the harmony among the people of a country with various linguistic, cultural groups. Peace process in the disputes can be solved only with dialogues. These are of great relevance in India.”

An excerpt of the poem “Permanence” from “India, My Love”:
Tears arise in pain and ecstasy / to know which is more fugacious.
What else is permanent? / The joy of knowing emboldens us
like clouds at celestial heights / glitter in colour when light falls
but are taken away to an unknown path, / leaving prints in their beauty.

The truth is that you exist in me always, / and I existed for your eternal mission.

“India, My Love”
By Jay Kotek
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781491795811
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781491795828
E-Book | 216 pages | ISBN 9781491795965
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jay Kotek was born in India and educated in Sainik School Kazhakootam. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Kerala University and is the author of “Clouds of Dreams,” a collection of prose and poetry. He is married to Jyothimole, and they have two daughters, Kanupriya and Katharina.

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