Monday, October 12, 2009

ARTISTS MAY PLEASE READ THIS:




Dear Artist,
I am planning to bring out a special number of our bilingual quarterly art-journal 'Kala-Prayojan' http://kala-prayojan.blogspot.com/
featuring all known, less-known, unknown,upcoming,budding,aspirant Indian/International Artists (Painters/sculptors) (with their old as well as recent paintings). For this purpose, I am sending you the following questionnaire for consideration and response. Should I hope that you would be kind enough to go through it thoroughly. By replying suitably at your earliest convenience and thus helping our research team to publish significant material about you and your paintings, we sincerely hope to spread the message of global friendship through Art.
Regards,
Hemant Shesh
QUESTIONS FOR ARTISTS
1. Where did your schooling in Art take place? or you have picked up painting on your own. How did you incline towards fine arts?
2. As a student of Art, who were your contemporaries, who later became renowned artists?
3. Who were your teachers during your studies ? Did anyone/some ones did inspire your work at the initial stage as a student artist.
4. What were the major difficulties that you faced during becoming an artist and later while establishing yourself as a visual artist-in your country and then abroad.
5. Can you classify certain important significant landmarks in your long art-journey?
6. Who are the major artists, who have inspired you or your work and why?
7. Your paintings are a blend of inspirations gathered from various sources. Which culture has a greater impact on your art and why?
8. Do you wish to be underlined as a creative artist using 'multi-media' for your various forms of expression. What has to be your central concern when you take up multi-media experimention for your works? What is the significance of being experimental while working multi-media?
10. In many series of paintings some artists have blended the images of the East to those of the West, What should have been the thereof and how it bridges the occidental and oriental sensibilities??
11. Are you aware of the contemporary Art in India? What major difference do you feel between the Indian art scene today as compared to the contemporary art world of West?
12. Taking a global view of modern world-art, how do you rate major Indian artists and their art? Who are the Indian artists whose works you are familiar with?
13. Public-Art as an urbanization trend is picking up gradually in developing countries like India. What should be its aesthetic direction and dimensions? How the modern art can works literate common men's vision towards life and art?
14. What is your assessment about the recent boost in art-market of the world? Has this trend negatively influenced artists or the orientation of contemporary art. Are they becoming more and more 'commercial' insted of being professional?
15. How persons other than art-field have inspired your work and who are the chief personalities of philosophical, intellectual, literary and allied fields who have contributed to the shaping of your creative orientation?
16. What in your opinion is the creative correlation between tradition and modernity? Have some of your works given an evidence of such a co-existence?
17. What is the meaning of being an Indian near you, when for the past so many decades you are staying permanently outside India? Do you sometimes miss India and for what reasons? (This Question is addressed to Non Residential Indian Artists living abroad)
18. What is the latest that you are working on and when is your next solo/group show(s) scheduled and where?
19. Have you to say anything special on governmental patronage of fine arts, especially with reference to art institutions established for protection, Promotion and development of art and artists?
20. Have you to say anything or to show anything significant to your senior/ contemporary/budding / upcoming generation of new artists? please append choisest of your 8 recent works for consideration of publication.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

रिजवान ज़हीर उस्मान

आगामी कुछ दिनों में अशोक आत्रेय के एक नए नाटक का लोक कला मंडल उदयपुर में मंचन करने जा रहे हैं । उसी नाटक की स्क्रिप्ट का इंतज़ार है जो इन पन्नों पर उपलब्ध हो जाए संभवतः जल्दी ही

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SWARATI

EK INSTALATION KAVITA YA NATAK
BY ASHOK AATREYA


यह नाटक उदयपुर में रचनाशील नाट्य निर्देशक रिजवान ज़हीर उस्मान द्वारा शीघ्र ही मंचित हो रहा है


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DOLLAR KUTABMEENAR SE BHI OONHA THHA BAZAR KA AHAM
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HAATH PER HAATH DHARKAR BEITHEI THEI TETEES KAROD DEVATA
AGALE AADESH KI PRATEEKHSA MEIN
AAGALE AADESH KI PRATEEKHSA MEIN KHADI THEE SUSMITA SUNDARIYAN
BAMBAEE KE GOREGAON MEIN BIKANI PAHANE SWARGIYA MORLYN MUNERO
EK THEILE SE BEINGAN KHARED RAHI THEE MADAM MUMATAJ TAJ KE SAMANE
LOG PRATEEKHSA KARATE KARATE THAK GAYE THEI NAHEEN HORAHEE THEE DHOOMKETU KI BRAHASPATI SE TAKKAR
DESH MEIN BAJ RAHA THAA INDIRA BAJA
SUN RAHI THEE SONIYA CHUNAV GANIT THAA GADDAMADDA
CHAANDI KI TAKASAAL SE CHANDANI CHOAK TAK
GANGA SE VOLGA TAK
NAEEDILLE SE NEWYORK TAK
BAITHEE THEE G.B.ROAD KEE APSARAEN
BHADDE ISARE KAR RAHEE THEE MANMOHAN SIGH KO
JINAKI DADHEE MEIN PHANSA HUVA THAA KOEE TINAKA MUKTA BAZAR KA
MERE JEISE HAR NAAK NAKHSA RANGROOP VALE KE SAR PAR SAWAR THEI
DURAGRAHEE DUSWAPNON KE DUKHIYARE PAHAAD
YADEN YADEN YADEN HAVABAAN HARD KI BANJH BANE MARD KI
KADAVE AUR MEETHEI PHARJ KI
BHAYA YA UNMAD KI HAR VAKTA AASANKA JAGATEE
DIMAG KE DARVAJON KO BHADBHADATEE
MAN KE PALLON KO HADAKAATI
DEEVARON MEIN HADKAMP MACHATEE
EENT SE EENT BHIDATEE AAG LAGANE KA SATOONA BANATEE
DAYA MAMATA KEE SABHI GUNJAYASON KO TAAK PAR RAKHATEE
HAR NAE PARANE SOCH KEE DURGATEE BANATEE
SAAT PEEDHION TAK BARBADION KA PARCHAM LAHRATEE
SMRITIYAN UTARTI JATI KISI ANISCHAYA KE GHUPPA KANTEELE AANDHERE MEIN
PEER PEGAMBER BHISTI KHAR IS TARAH SE GAYAB HO JATE JEISE GADHEI KE SAR SE SEENG JEISE NAEE KE USTARE KE SAMANE KHOPADI KE BAAL
SILSILA EK BAR CHALOO HOJATA TO RUKANE KA NAAM NAHEEN LETA
ITANEE KATHOIRTA ITANEE NIRMAMATA
ITANIKAYARTA
ITNIHATASA
ABHISAAP
VIDAMBANA
NIYATI
KYA YAH KOEE CHHAL THAA PRARABDHA KA
KISEE VISWASGHAT KI SAJA
KAUN THAA ISKA TAMASBEEN ?
GARM GARM SHEESHE KA SATRAPTA GHOL KANON MEIN GIRATA RAHA
CHILLAYA MEIN BAAR BAAR
KISANE CHURA LIYE THEI MERE ANGINAT SAPANE ACHANAK ?
MERI NANHEE HATHELION PAR UGE CHAND SITARON KOKAUN LE GAYA UTHHAKAR MUJHEI ABODHA SAMAJHAKAR
KAUN ..KAB..KAHAAN..?
NAHEEN BATAYA KISI KARNA PISACHANI NE BHI UB TAK !
SHAYAD KISEE ADRISHYA KAAGAJ MEIN KISHEE ADRISHYA LIKHAVAT MEI KISEE ADRISHYA ASTITVA KE SAATH
NATTHI KAR DIYA THHAA ADRISHYA LOGON NEIN MERA BHOOT BHAVISYA VARTAMAAN
IS BHAVDAV MEIN AKELA PAD GAYA THAA MEIN
JANE KITANI KITANI AGNIYON NEIN JHULSAYE THEI MERE JIJEEVISHA KE PANKHA
AUR TAB BHI JANEI KEISE SOCH RAHA THA MEIN AAVARGI MEIN
ANHONION KE BAARE MEIN
NAATAK KE BARE MEIN
P--A--R--T--S--E--V--E--N--
HAMARE JEISE AAVARA MASEEHAON KA TO YAHEE HOGA NAATAK.HAM TO RANG MANCH KE CHAND AUR SOORAJ HEIN JO N KABHI UDIT HONGEI AUR NA HI KABHI AST..HAM RAHEINGE MAST APANI MASTI MEIN PHIR CHAHE AAG LAGE BASTI MEIN...
KOEE BHI POOCHHANE VALA NAHEEN ..KAHAAN JARAHE HO BHAEE NAATAK KHELANE..?ISEE TARAH BINA SOCHE SAMAJHE KIYE HUVE HI HOJAYEGA POORA NAATAK BINA DARSAKON AUR BINA MUNCH KE...CHUPCHAP NIKAL JAYEGA JANAJA NAATAK KA KISEE BHUTAHA SHAHAR MEIN HOJAYEGI SHOK-SABHA EK VISHAAL ANAAKAAR BHEED MEIN..NIRGUNIA NAATAK
SWAPNA KI TARAH
SWAPNA DOSHA KI TARAH
PANCHAR TAYAR KI TARAH GHAYAL SHAYAR KI TARAH
NARTAKI KI KHULEE PAAYAL KEE TARAH
EK ADAD PREMIKA KI TARAH
STEPNI KI TARAH
BABA RAMDEV KI BRAMHACHARYA KI PAKKI LANGOT KI TARAH
LALOO KE VOTE KEE TARAH
SONIYA KE SUPPORT KEE TARAH
LOKTANTRA KI HO JAYEGI HATYA DHEEME DHEEME JAHAR SE NAATAK KE BAAHAR AUR AANDER KABHI BHI KAHEEN BHI JEISE JANATA JANARDAN MAJABOORI MEIN NIPAT JATI HEI APANI SAUCH KRIYA SE TEJ AUR DHEEMI RAPHTAR RAIL GADION KE DARSAKON KE SAAMANE
KITANA BHAVYA HOTA HEI VAH DRISHYA NNTAK KI KISI BHI PARIBHASA SE DOOR
DOORDARSAN YA BUDHOOBAKHSE KI TARAH
SHESHNAAG UNDISTURBED ANUSHSHIT POORITARAH PARIBHSHIT HAMMAR RAMLALA KA ANUJ LAXMAN RAHEGA SANYAM MEIN ASAMBHAV HOGA SAMBHAV JAROORAT NAHEEN PADEGI HAMARE KRISHNA KANHEIYA KO TAB TWIST KARANE KI SHESHNAAG KE PHANON PAR!
BAHAJAYEGA THAUDA AUR PAVITRA PAVAN GANGA JAL GAUMUKHA SE GANGASAGAR TAK JAGRIT HOJAENGE NAATAK KE NAYE DARSAK SAGAR PUTRON KI TARAH KISI SHAP SE UNMUKTA LE LENGE INDIRAGANDHI KHULE VISWAVIDYALAYA SE DEGREE PHIR EK BAAR NAEE RAJNEITIK VISHKANYAON KE HAATHON SE YA BAAR KANYAON KEE SWANSO MEIN HOKAR MADAHOSH BACHAENGE DOOBATE VISWAVIDYALAYON KO
AANDOLAN MEIN KHADE HOJAYENGE MEDHAPATEKAR KI TARAH SAARI DUNIYA KO GADHAWAL BANANE KA DUSWAPNA DEKHATE HUVE
YAHEE HOGA ABHISAAP MUKTA DARSAKON KE LIYE NAATAK DEKHANE KA PAHALA DIN EK AGHOSIT AVAKASH KI TARAH LAYEGA KHUSIAN UNAKI RISTVACHEE JINDAGI MEIN
PAR TAB BHI SHIKAYAT DARJ KAREGI BEEBI APANE PATI KE VIRUDHA JABARAN BALAATKAR KA MAMLA BANJAYEGA SATYANASI RANGMANCH MEIN BEEBI KO GHASEETKAR LANE KA...HAJAAR HAJAAR DOOSARE DARSAKON KE BEECH.
PAR MERE BHAEE JAAN ITANI JALDI KAHAAN ?..AAP SAB DEKHA RAHE HEIN RANGMANCH JAS KA TAS VAHEEN PADA HEI DARSAK VAHEEN KHADA HEI LEKHAK VAHEEN ADA HEI..SADE PAAN KI TARAH..ADIYAL GHODE KEE TARAH...TAVE MEIN JALI ROTI KI TARAH..KYON BHEE KYON...SAVAL EK KAROD KO PHIR..JAVAB..KYONKI PHERI NAHEEN GAEE..TO HAAJIR HEI AAPAKE LIYE EK KAROD THLI MEIN BEINGAN KE BHURTE KI TARAH..PREMIKA KE KURTE KI TARAH..KURTE KE BATAN KI TARAH...BATAN KO KHOLANE KI TARAH...KHELANE SE DIKHANE VALE DO GOLARDHON KI TARAH...SEV KE BAGEECHON KI TARAH..PAHALVANON KE DAND PELANE AUR BRAMHACHARYA KI RAKHSA KI ICHHA KI TARAK..NAATYAVATAR NAARAD KI TARAH..HANUMAN KI SANJEEVANI KI TARAH...SANDAS DHONE VALI MEHTRANI KI TARAH...CHOOHEDAANI KI TARAH..ARS SE PHARSA PAR GIRE JHDPHANOOS KI TARAH...NAATA NAATAK NATAK KA PHAILATA MAYAAJAL...
SABOOT MEIN HAJIR POORA KA PORA EK PAGALKHANA
EK NARAK
EK ASEEM MURDAGHAR
EK DHOODHOOKAR JALATA ASPATAAL
EK CHAKALAGHAR HAMARE RAHE SANSKRITIK VAIBHAV KI SHOW-WINDOW
EK HAJJAM YA RASAN KI DOOKAN
EK GHAR YA BIJALI KA KHAMBHA
YA PHIR KUCHHA BHI NAHEEN
KUTTA NAHEEN BILLI NAHEEN GANGA NAHEEN JAMUNA NAHEEN KRISHNA NAHEEN RADHA NAHEEN MANDIR NAHEEN MASJID NAHEEN KOEE BHI BADHA NANAHEEN
RAMAYAN NAHEEN KURAN NAHEEN GITA NAHEEN SANGEETA NAHEEN SHYAMA NAHEEN MAMA NAHEN PENT PAYAJAMA NAHEN
BHANG NAHEEN LUTIYA NAHEEN DOOBANE KO SHARE BAZAR MEIN KHATA NAHEN
KUCHHA NAHEN KUCHHA NAHEEN SACHMUCH KUCHHA BHI NAHEN
NAUN MAN TEL NAHEEN TO RADHA KA NAACH BHI NAHEEN
SAARE KADAVE MEETHEI PRASANG CHHOOMANTAR
MAJBOORI MEIN MATMA GANDHI KI TARAH THALI MEIN TARKARI KI TARAH
JEEVAN MEIN VYABHICHARI KI TARAH
ANDHEREI MEIN MOMBATTI KI TARAH
IMARATON MEIN TAJ KI TARAH
PURANI STRIYON MEIN LAAJ KI TAAH
KAUDH MEIN KHAJ KI TARAH
BHAREE JAVANI MEI SANYAS KI TARAH
KRANTI MEIN KHOON KI TARAH
KHATMEIN KHATMAL KI TARAH
BANDOOK MEIN GOLI KI TARAH
NEELAM MEIN BOLI KI TARAH
LANKA MEIN VANAR TOLI KI TARAH
RANG MEIN HOLI KI TARAH SMASAN MEIN LASH KI TARAH
JAEGHAR MEIN TAASH KI TARAH
GHAR MEIN SANDAS KI TARAH
GALE MEIN PYAS KI TARAH
GHATAGHAR MEIN SAMAYA KI TARAH
NAATAK MEIN DARSAK KI TARAH
SARKAS MEI JOKER KI TARAH
GHAR MEIN NAUKAR KI TARAH
AGAR YAH SAB NAHEEN TO KUCHHA BHI NAHEEN
P--A--R--T--S--E--I--G--H--T
SHAYAD JARI HEI NAATAK UB DARSAK DEERGHA MEIN BHI JARI HEI NATAK KISI PHATAVE KI TARH...SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM CHHAP PHATE BANIYAN AUR RADHA CHHAP CHOLI KE PEECHHE CHHIPE ITMINAN EEMAN BEIEEMAN KEE TARAH...JARI HEI ABHI NAATAK
NANGA
NANGA
NAATAK KE NAAM PAR BHAYANKAR KHEL
BHAYANKAR KHEL
SACHMUCH BHAYANKAR
GHANGHOR GHMASAN ANDHERE MEIN
JALE HUVE SOORYA BIMBOUN KE SAHARE
VE LAGATAAR BICHHATE JA RAHE THEI KAFAN
CHHITARATE THEI JINDAGI KE TUKADE JAGAH JAGAH
CHAL RAHEE THEE LAMBI AAPARADHIK HALCHAL
HO RAHA THA KOEE GUPT OPERATION CHAUDE DHAADE...
SABUN KE JHAG SE UTHATI NAGNA DEH
BAADALON SE UTARATE GANDHARVA
AKHABARI REPORTER
DEVATA APSARAEN
LANGOTDHARI NATYA NIDESAK
POOCHHA SAKATA HEI KOEE BHI SANVAADDATA- KIS CHAKKI KA AATA KHAYA HEI MIYA AAPANEI KIS MAMMEE KA PIYA HEI DOODH ?
AAO PYARELAL CHHODEN YAH SARA JANJAL
CHALO PICASSO KE SAATH COFEE PIYEN
MONALISA KE SAATH KHAEN IDALIDOSA
ILIAT SE OORANG OOTANG TAK
HIMAMDASTE SE HEMAMALINI TAK
MEHSOOS KAREN MARDANAGI KA DARD AUR DABAV
AUR 11 SEPTEMBER KEE DRGHATANA SE PAHALE HI CHALANG LAGAEN AMERIKI TWIN TOWER SE KHELANE KO EK NAATAK DUNIYA KE DARSAKON KE LIYE.
HAR SOORAT MEI HOHA NAATAK SADAK PAR MANCH KEE SEEMAON SE BAAHAR
JANATA KE MANORANJAN MEIN MAAN SAMMAN APAMAN MAEIN
NANGEI HAMAAM MEIN
KLINTON -LEVINKY KE EEMAN MEIN
HOGA HOGA HOGA
SAPHEDPOSHON KI GAVAHEE MEIN SANSAD KI KARVAHEE MEIN
GIRATE BAAZAR KI DUHAEE MEIN
GALE SADE JALE BHUNE GUMSUM LAVARIS AALOCHAKON KI MAARPITAEE DHULEE MEIN HOGA JAROOR HOGA
BECHARE NAATAKKKAR NIDESAK KE DO PAISE KI KAMAEE MEIN
KHELA JAEGA NAATAK BEJ SE BARGAD TAK
PREMI SE PREMIKA TAK
AADAM SE HAVVAA TAK
KISI BHI JAGAH KISI BHI TARAH KAHEEN BHI KAHEEN BHI
UB KAUN PHIKRA KAREGA KAUN JIKRA KAREGA RANGMANCH KA
NEEM CHADHEI KARELE KAUN CHKHEGA SWAD
SOORAJ KE UGANEI YA AST HAUNEI KI KISE HOGI PRATEEKSHA
KISE PADI HOGI AANUVIK DUNIYA MEIN AGALI SARKAR KI PRATEEKHSA
KEVAL KHSAN BHAR KI CHAKACHAUNDH MEIN SIMAT JAEGI NAATAK KI SHATARANJ
COMPUTER MEIN CHIPS KI HALCHAL KI TARAH
SHAYAD CHEEKHANEIN LAGEIN LOG PAGALKHANON MEI
VARSON BAND DARSAK DEERGHAON SE SHAYAD
SHAYAD SOCHANE LAGE HON VE BHI NAEE JADUEE HAVA KE BADALATE MAUSAM KI MAAR MEIN KHABARDAAR
AAHAT MEIN
DARD MEIN PARESHANI
TANAV
DAR
GUSSA
SAMAJHI-NASAMAJHI KI ATAKALON KE BEECH
AANDHERI MEIN
SHOR-SHRABE KE BEECH MADYAPAAN MEI
MASI
HATYA AATMAHATYA BHEED
POSTERS AAG BAADH
TOOPHAN
LADAKA
LADAKI KE NATAK KE BEECH
UTHAKAR NAATAK MEI
BEECH NAATAK MEIN
BHAEE KUCHHA BHI KARO
HAMARA TO MAN HEI NAATAK KHELANE KA
NATAK LIKHANE
NATAK DEKHANE KA
CHINTA NAHEEN DARSAKON KI PATHAKON KI SROTAON KI
JAB NAHEEN THA IS DHARATI PAR MANAV
TAB KYA THA VAHAAN?
KYA PANI PAR TAIRATA KOEE SONE KA UNDA
KYA VISPHOT
YA KUCHHA BHI NAHEN ASTI YA NASTI
YA NAATAK KAISA BHI
HAMARE HONE BANE RAHANE KI SAMBHAVANAON KA NAATAK
KISI MAHASOONYA MEIN PIROYA
MAHAKAAL SE BAHAR AATA KOEE AAKAR KOEE NIRAKAAR
EK AAKAR
EK ANAAKAAR
EK AAKAAR
EK ANAAKAR
...SHAYAD..SHAYAD..SHAYAD !












AN INSTALATION POEM OR PLAY
BY ASHOK AATREYA\\\\\\\////////////
11/MARCH//2008
16-A, BHAT JI KI VADI, UDAIPUR////\\\\\//////\\\\\\\\//////\\\\\\\\\\

Friday, March 6, 2009




दीवार के पीछे रहती है एक लडकी जो आत्रेय की ताजा कहानी है कला प्रयोजन के स्वर्ण जयन्ती अंक में पढिये -

Thursday, March 5, 2009

हेमंत शेष ने लिखा


ashok aatreya in his study







BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
ABOUT ASHOK AATRREYA


Mr. Ashok Aatreya was born on 26th December1944, in Bikaner, in a renowned family of south Indian Andhra-Pundits. Even as a college student, he showed exemplary orientation towards fine arts and literature. As a graduation-student, he started contributing short stories and articles on art and aesthetics in almost all renowned Hindi magazines and newspapers during the sixties and 70s. Soon he established himself as an off-beat short story writer in the literary circles of contemporary Hindi literature.

Mr. Aatreya, because of his familial artistic and literary background, was naturally exposed to contemporary modern trends in Art. He not only wrote sensible criticism on the art activities of Rajasthan for years together and brought into limelight, certain significant trends and potential artists, but also developed his distinct identity as a modern artist cum-art-critic.

As a keen and research oriented cultural Anthropologist, he wrote a column called " Kesar-Kyari" for more than 15 years on the art, architecture and the culture of Jaipur. Similarly he contributed another historical-cultural column in Daily "Rashtradoot" under the title "Shahar-Sawaya". Both these series contain more than 2000 exclusive articles on History, Art, Architecture, places and life and people. He has also published his Art- criticism / exhibition-reviews and articles on Indian Art and articles in English also in "Times of India" and "Hindustan Times Live".

In 1966, 1968, 1974 and 1996, he organized in Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi his solo/ group shows of paintings done mostly in mixed media. His last show of mixed media paintings in was held at a famous art gallery in Sri fort area, at New Delhi, inaugurated by well known modern artist Ms. Arpna Kaur.

Mr. Aatreya has been an active art-organizer too. With the inspiration of his internationally acclaimed artist friend, Mr. Daniel Fillod of Carol (France), he performed a miraculous feat by getting painted a 100 feet long and 12 feet wide canvas at Jaipur in 1994. This large size canvas was painted by 14 eminent Jaipur painters including Mr. Fillod and Mr. Aatreya, and unveiled by the British High Commissioner to India at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

He also has a long experience of working with internationally acclaimed NGOs and social-work institutions like Sewa Mandir, Udaipur, Social work and Research Center Tiloniya, and Ce-Coi DeCon, Jaipur etc. for a decade.

Mr. Ashok Aatreya has also has shown his creative talent as a film Director and producer of certain art-films, focused on the life and works of renowned modern painters and poets.
Apart from making tally films on Social work institutions, Surat's Diamond cutting industry, A film on the City of Ajmer for Television, Gujrat Cyclone tragedy followed by rehabilitation -work, he has made a full length documentary film on the most secret Shakti Puja Paddhati of present Shankaracharya of Dwarika (Gujrat).
Lately in 2007-2008, he wrote a series of 13 episodes for Doordarshan ( Indian Television) tiled as "BHARTAYAN"- which consisted of the glimpses of History of glorious Indian Freedom Movement. This series, telecast on National network of Doordarshan has fetched him wide applaud from innumerable Indian TV viewers.
Mr. Ashok Aatreya has had a long innings of working as creative journalist. He was associated with numerous national level newspapers and News agencies in various capabilities as the Chief sub- editor of "Hindustan Samachar", editor of weekly "Akshar Bharat", editor of Daily Haryana Patrika, Special correspondent and feature editor- Dainik Bhaskar, and cultural-columnist of Daily Navjyoti.
Shri Ashok Aatreya was picked up by a few international publication-houses and broadcasting agencies like "Life- Time Books", as marketing Officer and "Voice of America" as North India stringer-reporter respectively.
Mr. Aatreya has published some collections of modern Hindi short stories, a book on Tantrik Tradition of Lalita Archana, a long poem on the social and cultural tribal life of 'Aboojhmaad' area, and many books on adult literacy. Some of his novels written for children, have been awarded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, GoI.

His Permanent postal address is : 38, Dev Nagar, Tonk Road, Jaipur and Telephone Nos. are 0141-2707555. He could be contacted on his mobile number- 09825224136 and 09925044136.
His e-mail is ashokaatreya@rediffmail.com

He is presently residing at Udaipur and writing plays and short stories for "kala-Prayojan" as a special assignment.







A brief note on the writing of Ashok Aatreya



Born on 28th December 1944 at Bikaner, hailing from a renowned Andhra pundit family of Rajgurus and Tantriks of erstwhile Bikaner state in the then Rajputana, Ashok Aatreya started writing modern short stories at a very early age. Initially a student of science, Ashok Aatreya was principally inclined towards fine arts and literature, and that propensity brought him to the main stream of Hindi fiction that was under rapid transition in 1960s.
A new trend of Nai-Kahani was setting in, with so many talented writers on the scene, yet Ashok Aatreya's originality in contemporary Hindi fiction was underlined because of the basic distinctive approach to art of story telling. He never believed in stereo-typed family-stories, conventional portrayal of human relationships, middle class romantic themes, or newer versions of popular subjects. His central-concern was an isolate, intellectual, modern man, who with all his agonies and anxieties, was destined to be lonesome. His stories are like modern poetry and modern painting which give him direct impetus for writing with a fresh, unconventional vision. With his prolific publications, he was soon recognized as an avant-garde story-writer of Hindi literature in '60s.
Ashok Aatreya's first story "Patra Ke Char Tukdon Ka Astitva" in 1964, was published in "Kahani" but his second short story "Tilchatte" instantly attracted the attention of readers. After this, there was no looking back ! From 1964 for about two decades, Ashok Aatreya published more than 150 short stories in almost every significant literary magazine through out the country. Those included "Gyanodaya", "Madhyam", "Sarika" "Kahani", "Nai Kahani", "Vatayan", "Vikalp", "Kalpana", "Lahar", "Aavesh", "Bindu", "Sambodhan", "Hastakshar" "Madhumati" and "Kala Prayojana" to name a few.
His long and active association with social work, journalism, marketing, PR, mass communication, film-making and other fields provided him an excellent opportunity of studying life from a kaleidoscopic angle. His fiction characters are authentic representatives of the self of the writer as the first person, whose prime concern is to portray and represent "time" as it is.

His major published works are "Mere pita kee Vijay", "Udaharan Ke liye"(both short-story-collectins), "Time-fever" (writer's monograph) "Aboojh-maad" (Long poem) etc. Some of his books have fetched awards and honours.






"All the beautiful Daughters of Mara"


A novel written by Ashok atreya is an attempt of embodying the para-psychological, ethereal and day-to-day experiences of the hero. The Key to this novel is very clearly explained in the 54th chapter with the same title " All the beautiful Daughters of Mara", in which Anand, the hero, tells us the story of his previous births, where he visualizes the past and present where his unfulfilled desire for eternal love accentuates with unending lust for life, get freely expressed.

The myth of "All the beautiful Daughters of Mara" existing parallel to his own span of life, of which only present is visible and the rest of the episodes in his previous births, Anand experiences as and when he encounters them.

The overall development of this novel could only be examined with the help of a "Tantrik-based parody", where not only the sequence of Janma-Janmantra is added for an additional fervor, exposing the hero's passion and lust through and through but also his predicament of being a helpless victim in the hands of mystic destiny.
The author has picked up an apparently mystic theme. Unconsciously, as he has inherited the tradition of religion, Indian mythology and Tantra from his ancestors, but the beauty of the work lies in the fact of a secular approach to life omitting the bondages of caste and creed. In this background, this work of fiction becomes para-modern!

The libidinal instinct of Anand in his present and previous births, attaches with himself a number of voluptuous women belonging to various ethnic backgrounds. Tantra, as a distinctive sect of Hindu worship tradition, has very significant role of "Panch-Makars" and, therefore, the Omni-presence of women around the hero is the internal necessity of the theme, which results into many neo-vam-margi experience. This is, thus, a novel-departure in the field of contemporary Indian English writing.
The novelist has very aptly casted valid comment on the degeneration of present political scenario by elevating the police -shooter, an encounter-specialist to the supreme office of the President. (this is just like The then President of Pakistan General Parvez Musharraf (Who started his career as an ordinary military commando) These are not mere fiction fantasies but all around us, we find such absurdities taking shape !

The sub-titles attributed to 58 chapters lucidly establish the internal consistency of unbelievable episodes full of love, lust and crime, tied with an unseen threads of births and rebirths.
Naturally such a theme has interminable prospective of constructing stories -interesting and unending, of which Ashok Aatreya, as a fiction writer, has all the potential.

DRAFT PREFACE WRITTEN BY HEMANT SHESH FOR AA's FORTHCOMING NOVEL