Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Poetic Obituaries: [Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras'] biggest achievement was

stated to be creating interest in Marathi at AMU, where a majority of students were Muslims and from Hindi/Urdu background. He was appointed reader in Modern Indian Languages in 1998.

In Nagpur, too, he had a huge fan following and had guided many students in their research projects related to Marathi literature. His research work on BC Mardekar's poems was highly appreciated. Siras used to preside over most of the symposia on Mardekar's poems at Dharampeth's Raja Ram Library. A poet himself, Siras got the Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad award for his 2002 collection of poems--Paya Khalchi Hirawal (Grass under my feet).

from The Times of India: Gay prof was known as a literary genius



vikrant vikram shah said...

how i get this book... grass under feet

Rus Bowden said...

I can't find it either. Maybe if you go to a bookseller, they can find one?