Nandini Sahu is an Indian poet who writes in English.
Dr. Nandini Sahu is a poet and a creative writer of international repute, has been widely published in India, U.S.A, U.K and Pakistan. Dr. Sahu has delivered lectures on various subjects in India and abroad. She is a double gold medalist in English literature and also the award winner of All India Poetry Contest and Shiksha Ratna Purashkar. She has accomplished her Doctoral Study on Indian English poetry under the guidance of Late Prof. Niranjan Mohanty who was the Professor of English in Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. She is the author/editor of eight books entitled The Other Voice, Recollection as Redemption, Post-Modernist Delegation to English Language Teaching, The Silence, The Post Colonial Space: Writing the Self and the Nation ,Silver Poems on My Lips and "Folklore and the Alternative Modernities (Vol I & II)" published from New Delhi. She is continuing her D.Litt. on Native American Literature. Her areas of research interest cover Indian English Literature, American Literature, English Language Teaching (ELT), Folklore and Culture Studies and Children?s Literature. She has designed and developed programmes on Folklore and Culture Studies and Children's Literature for IGNOU. Her poems, revealing the deeper truth and the untraced aspects behind life, have been highly appreciated.
Nandini Sahu was born in G. Udayagiri in Orissa State. She is currently an Associate professor of English at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi,India. She is presently concentrating on short stories and novels in English.
In most of her poems, the personal, the social and the spiritual dimensions of creativity are automatically fused. Her poems explore the personal and the poetic identity of the poet and her personae. Most of her poems are monologues where the personae herself is the protagonist. Other than putting questions to the world around, she prefer to focus the torch of inquiry inward. In her poetry, aesthetics and morality do not resort to solutions for social evils and problems. She loves to make her poetics clear, through the design of perfection, if at all, that she has achieved through ages of acute pain and its manifestation through her poetic lines. She is a humanist to the core, and a rebel sometimes.
Poet Jayanta Mahapatra says, "Nandini Sahu?s poems build mostly on the themes people are always thinking about: love and death, and their various manifestations of fear, joy, pain and loneliness. Through these images of change is a poet?s life gently unfolded in her poems. More than anything else perhaps, Sahu has an eye and ear for exploring experience as verse. And there is no doubt that she is serious about this quest. It is a longing for identity for words that will indicate her own place in our world." ..