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PORTRAITS OF PASSION

Name of the Book: PORTRAITS OF PASSION
Subject Matter: MY POEMS
Year of Publication: 1997
Poet: PRAVEEN KUMAR
Address: B-3, SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS\u2019
RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX, SHOOLAY CIRCLE,
HOSUR ROAD, BANGALORE-560 025. Karnataka, India.
E-Mail: pryveen@yahoo.com
pryveen@rediffmail.com
pryveen@hotmail.com
Loving Dedication: SHOBHA

ABOUT THE POET

Praveen Kumar is a senior Police Officer
with the Kamataka Police. Apart from Policing
The Police, he has also authored and published

five volumes of verse \u2013 Portraits Of Passion, Unknown Horizons and
Love And Pride ( latter, a web publication) in English,
Divya Belaku and Bhavana in Kannada, and Policing
For The New Age, a treatise on the Police and Policing.

Born in Mangalore, Praveen Kumar
graduated in Science from St. Aloysius College,
Mangalore, going on to obtain a
post-graduate degree in Literature from Mysore
University. He also holds post-graduate
diplomas in Business Management and
Cooperation. In his student days he was also a
prize-winning orator and writer and shares an
active interest in interior decoration with his
wife, Smt. Jayashree and son Pratheek. He has
also appeared on literary programmes on Doordarshan-
Kavi Sammelana and Sanchaya and interviewed several
times by different TV channels as a Poet and Police
Officer.

Stemming from his varied academic
background, are the lively far-ranging Interests
that have impelled him to write on subjects as
diverse as police procedure and poetry, striking
the perfect balance between the pursuance of
vocation and avocation.

PORTRAITS OF PASSION
(Poems In English)

Praveen kumar is a poet, a prolific writer
and a senior police officer in one.the gentle
passions of a poet, intellectual attributes
of a creative writer and hardihood of a
police administrator have spliced together
in his literary creations.

OTHER BOOKS BY PRAVEEN KUMAR
BHAVANA
(Poems In Kannada)

The work is a bunch of lilting poems in easy, intimate
and cosy kannada. They are the reveries of a trained
and critical mind of a mature poet with an observing
and penetrating eye and sharp sensitivity to the

world around.......the canvas for his 62 short pieces
of poetry is the whole gamut of human life, its
charms and beauty..... And is highly enjoyable.....
There is also a bouquet of the ecstatic world of
lovers and romance.

THE HINDU
DIVYA BELAKU
(Poems In Kannada)

Metaphors and world imageries, replete with rhyme
and rhythmic felicity here fill and spill in all
directions; they fly, float and dance and ultimately
go still to echo within time and again (Translated from

Kannada).
DR. SHIVARAMA KARANTHA
UNKNOWN HORIZONS
(Poems In English)

There is an element of delight and surprise
throughout. The poet is aware of the wonderful
world of nature and of man. So he is able to employ
telling images to portray his inner feelings of
beauty and love.

DR. M. GOPALAKRISHNA ADIGA
POLICING FOR THE NEW AGE
(Essays on Police)

Mr. Praveen kumar in this treatise has exhaustively
dealt with various aspects of policing with
reference to the new challenges.....his approach
to the various topics is refreshingly sound. He has
dealt with each subject in a thorough -and
thoughtful manner.

CHIEF JUSTICE HON'BLE S. MOHAN
(LATER SUPREME COURT JUDGE)

The language is flowery.....there is a need to
appreciate his ruthless exposure of the
criminalisation of politics and the politicisation of
the police... His treatises on dowry deaths and
their investigation and on police dogs are
characteristically thorough and sound meriting
universal attention.....there is no doubt that the

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