Rahul Kumar (1986) was born in Darbhanga, Bihar,India to Maithil Brahmin parents. He is a software engineer by profession . He has special interest in Indian philosophy , especially that of Vedas and Upanishads . His first book is a series of poems "Musings on Upnishadas" .He is currently writing a novel "Brahma and his dreams" soon to be published
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when i was entering in my teens and my father gifted me a diary with glossy pages . i started writing on it as i wanted to write something which i can preserve for years to come. Unfortunately i lost my diary but writing continued.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story of Brhma and his dreams is about a person who never takes thing as granted . Making mistakes to learn things in his way to life and in this he goes through lot of interesting things .
Kathopnishad : Maithili with Original Sanskrit text and introduction in English
This is story of boy Nachiketa and his dialogues with death. Nachiketa has very descent lineage his father being the Auddalika Aaruni, the great Vedic sage who had knowledge of Brahma. He is himself part of different Vedic lore.
This story is repeated in Mahabharata, Rigveda (Mandala 10/135) and Taittiriya Brahmin .
Vedanta thought about love and its deep mystical explanations sought after by humankind in all times. Reading the upnishdas , i found that the same questions which appeared to people about love , its various forms . Jotted the deepest thought in form of these poems .This is the place where the mind and heart coalesces to find new meanings to life.