Anant Kumar, a writer in the German language, was born in Bihar, INDIA. His birthplace is Katihar, where his father, Prof. Major R. Prasad served in the Indian Army.

He studied German as a Foreign Language in New Delhi at Jawaharl Nehru University (B.A. in German) before coming to Germany. Between 1992 and 1999, he studied German Literature and Linguistics. He wrote his Master’s Thesis on the epic MANAS of Alfred Doeblin at the University of Kassel, Germany. Besides regular contributions to literary magazines and periodicals, he is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose in German. He has received several contemporary German literature awards and is a member of German Writers’ Association. http://www.anant-kumar.de

This English translation is done primarily by German professor, Dr. Marilya Veteto Reese (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff-AZ, USA).


Anant & Marilya are in correspondence with publishers for their anthology “Stories Beyond Borders”.

In this blog, Marilya & Anant will present parts of their work, i.e. Prose (Fiction & Non Fiction) and Poetry on a weekly basis.

Few works of Anant Kumar are translated by:  Cecile Marshall-Kasties, Barbados, The West Indies;  Dr. Sukanya Kulkarni, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, CA; Dr. Tom Cheesman, Lecturer in German and Media Studies, University of Wales, Swansea, UK and Prof. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Jain, Centre of German Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India



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