Abhay K

Abhay K

1980 – ...
Countries: India

Abhay Kumar (अभय कुमार)/Abhay K. (born 1980) is an Indian poet-diplomat. His books include The Seduction of Delhi, The Eight-Eyed Lord of Kathmandu, CAPITALS and 100 Great Indian Poems among others. His writings cover poetry, art, memoir, global democracy and digital diplomacy. He wrote the Earth Anthem and the South Asian Anthem spurring search for an official SAARC Anthem. He has called for inscribing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam in the premises of the United Nations and for the establishment of a National Poetry Library in India.
He received the SAARC Literary Award for his contribution to contemporary South Asian Poetry and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2013. In 2011, he also received the Gov 2.0 award on behalf of the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs. He has been featured as a nominee on the longlist of the Forbes India 100 Celebrity list and has been honoured with Asia-Pacific Excellence Award in 2014. His The Seduction of Delhi was shortlisted for Muse India-Satish Verma Young Writer Award 2015. He is a contributing writer to the Silk Routes Project of the International Writing Programme of the University of Iowa. He has been profiled by noted novelist Chandrahas Choudhury and has been called "The Sage Indian of Brasilia" by Mint Lounge, India's premier weekend magazine. Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India awarded the first Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)degree on the subject 'Cultural Construct of Self:A Critical Study of Abhay Kumar's Poetry' in July 2018.