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Taj Mahal Review VOL. 12 NUMBER 2 DEC 2013

Edited by: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Binding: Paperback
ISSN: 09726004
Pub. Date: 2013
Price: $25

Happy New Year. Welcome to this  issue of Taj Mahal Review. It is a great pleasure to acknowledge, with a very deep sense of gratitude, the cooperation and help of  the creative artists included in this edition. I am so grateful to the authors included in the December 2013 Taj Mahal Review. In this issue I have done my level best to include excellent contemporary artwork, modern and postmodern creative writing including poems, haiku, book reviews and several other interesting features.

Since the inaugural issue of this journal devoted to Art and Poetry, I have been receiving a very large number of  poems, short stories, art work, paintings and photos. The decision to publish is fundamentally a decision to publish the best. No doubt, TMR is trying its best to bring modern poems to poetry lovers and new readers across the world. 

Great poetry always expresses vital truth using ‘the best words in the best order’ in simple and natural style. “A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words” (Robert Frost). 

Congratulations to Alice Munro, the famous Canadian short-story writer, for wining the 2013 Nobel prize in literature. Her ‘mastery of the form’ and ‘finely tuned storytelling’ are amazing and most admirable. 

An increasingly large number of innocent people killed or injured due to excessive violence in several countries is quite painful and shocking. The following lines by Philip Britts will inspire us and make certain that we stand on the word of God:

Through the earth there runs a challenge

Clearer than the trumpet call:

“Oh, forsake your ancient folly,

Build the Brotherhood of all.

“Seek the city that God buildeth,

City of the heart and hand,

Not beyond the grave of shadow,

Here on earth, in your own land.” 

Many Thanks again to all creative artists included in this edition. Happy New Year.





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Taj Mahal Review VOL. 12 NUMBER 2 DEC 2013

Taj Mahal Review VOL. 12 NUMBER 2 DEC 2013
Dr. Santosh Kumar
ISBN: 09726004




Azsacra Zarathustra


Andrew McIntyre

Beate Sigriddaughter

D. R. Prescott

Eric Tessier

Jason Constantine Ford

Moshé Liba

Robert Paul Blumenstein

Siraj Moopen

Steve Mogg

Steve Morris

Surbhi Thukral

Taha Kehar


Aditi Mahajan

Aditya Kumar Panda

Amal Bikash Mukherjee

Anand G Nair

Anirudha Padagi

Anjani Kumar Pandey

Ankit Shah

Arindam Banerjee

Beate Sigriddaughter

Bharti Mahesh Iyer

Brinett Rachael

Cezar Florin Hustiu

Christa Pandey

Christopher Maelzer

Clara Nubile

Cosmos III

D Everett Newell

Diane Dehler

Divya Nelson

Doc Drumheller

Dr. Donald McManus

Floriana Hall

Gladwin George

Gouri M. Sattigeri

Greg Moglia

Henry Victor

Howard Winn

Jaydeep Sarangi

John Ryan

Keertana Subramani

Larry Preston

Madhavi Vijayan

Mahek Dagha

Manmeet Kaur

Michael C. Rush

Mohineet Kaur Boparai

Munai Das Udasin

Nasnin Ashique


Patrina Jones

Dr. Pãun Cornelia

Dr. P. K. Dash

Prabhneet Singh

Pratyasha Pattanaik

Praveen Sharma

Prem Kumar

Rachna Gupta

Rajlakshmi Pillai

Reghunath Pillai

Dr. Rekha K. Shetty

Richard Araujo

Rob Plath

Ronald Antony Edakatt

Ronak Bagaria

Ruchika Sharma

Sam Rapth

Samujjwal Dey

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar

Sandra Rokoff-Lizut

Saumen Mondal

Sharon Flynn

Shilpa Desawale

Shobhana Kumar

Shouvik Narayan Hore

Shweta Gwalani

Shweta Yadav

Sneha Roy

Steve Kilmer


Subrata Sinha

Sudipta Jana

Suhotra Roychoudhury

Surabhi Shouche

Sushmita Roy

Suzie Palmer

Tanni Bose


Vishvas Pandita

Vrinda Bhatia


Ban’ya Natsuishi

Bill Cooper

Deeya Bhattacharya

E. Martin Pedersen

John J. Han

John Mcdonald

Neelam Dadhwal

Rajeshwari Srinivasan

Santosh Kumar

Sayumi Kamakura

Shirley Bolstok