If you’re a fan of Indian authors, or are interested in finding out more about their work, and linking with them, be sure to read our article on 51 Top Indian Authors to Follow on Facebook. And if you like poetry, you can certainly find a few well-known poets in that particular article, such as Abhay K, Neelam Saxena Chandra, Sonnet Mondal, and K.Satchidanandan.
But what if you’re a poet looking to connect with more poets of Indian origin. Or you might be a fan of great poetry, and are looking for new poetry to read by Indian poets. You could also be an aspiring poet who wants to learn the art of writing poetry. Whatever your connection or interest with poetry, this article looks at 21 top Indian poets you can follow on Facebook.
Ambarish Srivastava has won awards for his work as an architectural engineer and also for his poetry in Hindi. On his Facebook profile, he shares newspaper articles on current affairs, including the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Ambarish also posts his poems on Facebook, links to musicians and other artists he appreciates, shares religious photos and commentary, along with links to articles, which raise awareness of the plight of disadvantaged communities.
Amit Chaudhuri is a novelist, essayist, academic, musician and poet, and he has won much recognition for his work including the Sahitya Akademi Award. One example of his written works is the poetry book called St. Cyril Road and Other Poems. Amit’s Facebook page is mainly dedicated to his music projects and he shares things such as invitations to music performances he will be starring in, and links to essays he has written.
Arundhathi Subramaniam is an award-winning poet on culture and spirituality. Her most recent book is her fourth collection of poems called When God is a Traveller. Although Arundhati doesn’t have a Facebook page as such, you can still add the internationally recognized poet as a friend.
Ashok Chakradhar is a poet and author in Hindi, specialising in satire. He has won multiple awards including the prestigious Padma Shri in 2014. On his Facebook page, you can find links to his articles in different publications, posts by his colleagues, and photos and information about book events he has attended. He also posts updates and photos when he is travelling. Other things Ashok shares are videos that he finds amusing, and from time to time about his family. If you’re looking for a vibrant, happy person to follow on Facebook, Ashok is well-worth following!
5. Bernard D’sa
Bernard D’sa is born and bred in Mumbai but settled down in Bangalore. He has a degree in English Literature and has also studied philosophy and spirituality. He is also a prolific writer of poetry and philosophy. Among others, his books include Symphonies of Love, The Essence of Eternal Happiness, and When Cupid Struck its Arrow. On Facebook, he posts thoughtful comments about life, inspirational quotes written by him and by others, and updates about his book releases. Occasionally, he also posts when he is spending time with his friends.
Currently the Chief Editor of DNA, C.P. Surendran is also a renowned poet and novelist. Examples of his poetry works include Portrait of the Space We Occupy: New and Selected Poems and Canaries On The Moon. On Facebook, C. P. Surendran has a profile, rather than a page, and shares various things including his articles from various publications, videos of news he finds interesting and updates on his latest book, a story called Hadal. C.P. Surendran’s tweets from Twitter are also posted on his Facebook profile.
Dilip Sankarreddy is an award-winning individual who wears several hats, including a business professional, public problem solver, an environmentalist and poet. He is the author of two books of poetry; namely Song of a Bard and Other Poems and Wanderings with Poetry. On Facebook, Dilip posts comments, articles and videos about politics, shares his photos and of other things of interest when he is on trips.
8. Dinesh Gupta
He’s an engineer by profession. However, poetry is definitely Dinesh Gupta’s passion and he is a poet in Hindi. In particular, Dinesh writes romantic poems. An example of his works is Kaise Chand Lafzon Men Saara Pyar Likhun. On his Facebook page, Dinesh shares his poems, reviews of his work, thoughtful statements and photos and links to his poetry books. He also shares about books he likes from other authors. e-Books India has carried out an interview with Dinesh, which you can read here.
9. Dolly Singh
If there is one person who is hugely active in the poetry scene, it is Dolly Singh who is founder of Poets Corner Group, and also founder of the Delhi Poetry Festival. Dolly has a Facebook profile and on it you can find interesting and dreamy photos, other pictures of poets at meetups, inspirational quotes, links to her articles at different publications, and of course, poetry!
10. Geet Chaturvedi
Geet Chaturvedi is a highly acclaimed Hindi poet and author, and a recipient of the Bharat Bhushan Agrawal Award for poetry in 2007. Aalaap mein girah is an example of one of his collections of poetry. He mainly shares his poems, and thought provoking comments on his Facebook page.
Gopikrishnan Kottoor is a famous poet and if you’re a true fan of all thing poetry, it’s definitely worthwhile adding Gopikrishnan as a friend on Facebook. He regularly shares his poems on Facebook, along with the covers of his books. Examples of Gopikrishnan’s poetry books include The Coloured Yolk of Love: Vrindavan and Father, Wake Us In Passing.
12. Hemant Divate
Hemant Divate is an internationally recognized poet in Marathi. He also is an editor, publisher and translator. Hemant has won several awards for his poetry and an example of one of his collections is Thambtach Yet Nahi. On Facebook, he shares links to his poetry books, photos of his poetry readings at different events, and articles about other poets and links to poetry works by various poets. If you you’re a real fan of poetry, Hemant’s Facebook page is well worth following.
Dr. Kumar Vishwas is a distinguished poet in Hindi and also a politician who sits on the executive committee of the Aam Aadmi Party. He is a romantic poetry writer and examples of his poetry books are Ik Pagli Ladki Ke Bin and Koi Deewana Kehta Hai. Dr. Vishwas is hugely active on Facebook and shares various things with his followers, such as news stories that are of interest to him, commentary on politics, his poems, and details about his poetry performances. He also posts photos of him at events and pictures of other celebrated poets on their birthdays. Dr. Vishwas actively engages his followers on Facebook, often responding to comments personally.
14. Mani Rao
Mani Rao is a poet who has written 8 collections of poetry. Her work also includes translations of The Bhagavad Gita and Kalidasa. Mani over on Facebook, shares links to interviews with other authors and to articles she has written about poetry. She also posts reviews of her books, videos of her poems and details of book events and festivals she’ll be attending.
15. Meena Kandasamy
Meena Kandasamy happens to be a poet, fiction writer, translator and an activist. Committed to caste annihilation, an example of one of her poetry works is Touch, which was published in 2006. If you follow Meena on Facebook, you will find links to articles on latest news and current affairs on her profile, stories of caste discrimination being experienced by different peoples, interviews carried out with her, photos of protests and links to her books. The emotive content Meena shares on her Facebook page sparks up interesting debate amongst her followers!
16. Nandini Sahu
Nandini Sahu is a poet, and an Associate Professor of English at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi National Open University. Examples of her poetry books among others include The Silence and Silver Poems on My Lips. She has a Facebook profile rather than a page, so you can add her as a friend. She shares her poems on Facebook, her interviews and articles at different newspapers and magazines, which she finds interesting.
17. Saleel Wagh
Saleel Wagh is a poet in Marathi, a critic and a translator. Examples of his poetry works include Aadhichya Kavita and Sadhyachya Kavita. Saleel happens to also be a talented illustrator and photographer, and if you follow him on Facebook, expect to see enchanting illustrations and photos of nature, flowers and the outdoors.
Subhro Bandopadhyay is an award-winning poet in Bengali. Born in Kolkata, and multilingual including being able to speak Spanish, Subhro on Facebook has a profile, and shares the covers of his poetry books, links and videos to music he likes and photos of him with friends and colleagues that he has been tagged into. You can also find short stories by other writers on Subhro’s profile.
19. Rachna Gupta
Rachna Gupta is the author of poetry collections such as Myriad Hues and Kaleidoscope: The Changing Colors of Love. On her Facebook author page, Rachna shares links to posts over at her blog, her poems, inspirational quotes from other poets, details about books she is reading, and photos of her attendance at book events. You can read an interview we carried out with Rachna here.
20. Shreekumar Varma
Shreekumar Varma is a novelist, playwright, poet and columnist. He has won awards such as the R. K. Narayan Award for Excellence in Writing in English in 2015. In addition to his novels and any plays, his works including his poetry have been published in numerous anthologies such as Puffin’s Book of Poetry for Children. On Facebook, Shreekumar has a profile and shares his articles and stories in different newspapers, his poems, inspirational statements, and links to news stories that are of interest to him. He also posts about his books, pictures of events he has attended and to videos of classic Bollywood songs he likes.
21. Yuyutsu Sharma
Yuyutsu Sharma is an Indian Nepalese writer and poet. He has published numerous poetry collections such as Nine New York Poems: A Prelude to A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems, and Annapurna Poems. Follow him on Facebook to get updates on his travels, links about the recent and tragic earthquakes in Nepal, videos of his readings, dates of his upcoming readings, and photos of various poetry events he attends.
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