Ashok Sawhny has in his ten earlier books covered a wide spectrum of subjects, emotions and life itself. This volume is no different. "Think Poetry, Think Haikus", also deals with variety. There is pathos, inwardness, a look at the past, optimism, the beauty of Nature and the reality of life, as in the poem, "Hibiscus". There is also some writing on the daily happenings of common folks - all of us, for we are all no more than that, as the poet himself says. Born in Lahore, Punjab, in 1937, the family moved to New Delhi, India after Partition in 1947. Schooled at Modern School, New Delhi, and graduating in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, he worked with Indian Industry until 1977 and then started his own international trading company, Monarch International, of which he is president. His love for art, literature and the finer side of life finds expression in his earlier books, "The Sands of Time", "As Time Goes By", "Fruit Salad", "Chequerboard", "To Have Loved", "The Tyranny of Truth", "The Mango Grove at Kashipur", "The Rabbit's Tale", "The Misadventures of a Flying Horse", "a Pigeon", and "I and Till the End of Time". His book "Fruit Salad" has been translated both into Chinese and Persian. He has two books of poetry published in Urdu.