Book Launch of You, And Others, by Devendra Bisaria | Kitaab International

Others  |  Book Launch  |  English  |  30 min

9 Nov Tue 8pm - 8:30pm
location The Arts House - Play Den
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Devendra started writing poetry in his mid-teens without any formal guidance or instruction. The style and content is testimony to the encounters with eclectic cultures and traditions, assimilated during his extensive global travels.

The poems in this collection, written over a period of almost three decades, showcase the diversity of Devendra’s poetic styles, at times traditional, at times surrealist. The content is equally wide-ranging, from romantic prose to stark word imagery. The use of language is free and without constraint. Throughout, the reader will find the deep insights Devendra has gained from a lifelong study of the human condition, its limitations and ambitions as well as its possibilities. The motifs of dreams, moon, night, colours and elements of nature running through his poems, provide the constant connection to the underlying humanity and its values.   

Devendra is a purist and remains faithful to the truth and spontaneity of his emotions and evocations, presenting the moment to the reader pure and unchanged, raw as he experienced it. His instincts and disregard for rules of form, design and school drive him to seek new freedoms of perception and expression.

About the author

Thanks to extensive travel, Devendra is the product of a global mix of culture, tradition and thought. He started writing poetry in his mid-teens, without any formal guidance or instruction. His poetic style and content were moulded by the diversity of his experience as much as his expansive outlook on the complexities of the world, but never losing touch with its humanity.

Devendra started his professional career as a chartered accountant. His career in the financial industry, across functions, businesses and geographies, has lasted almost three decades.

Apart from poetry, Devendra’s talent also includes photography. He has held several solo exhibitions in Singapore. Like his poems his technique is eclectic and outside the constraints of conventional forms and schools. His canvas is global and his palate is film. Devendra supports charities through sale of his photographs. His portfolio can be viewed at

Devendra was born in India, has lived in 7 countries and travelled to over 85. He is now a citizen of Singapore and lives there with his family.

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