Nirmal Kumar is the fulcrum for modern Indian thought. His writings are aimed at freeing the Indian psyche of slavery, and uniting the human and the spiritual values beyond religion. He believes that eternal philosophic truths can be imbibed through practice in everyday life.
Times of India, quotes: “Nirmal Kumar has emerged as one of the greatest modern thinkers”. His published works started appearing in National dailies and Philosophical journals from the age of sixteen. He has written over 24 titles in Hindi and 7 in English in the form of novels, plays, poems, short stories, philosophical and psychological works on Sanatan Dharma, and treatise on religion, especially Jainism and Sikhism, through several prominent publishers, like Sterling, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Rupa, IBA and Amazon. He is the author of widely received titles on Literature, History, Psychology, Aesthetics, Culture, Religion and Indian Philosophy. His works draw from the Indian epics rare psychological insights that can be applied to the problems of modern times.
In writings spanning over four decades, he has enabled his readers to drink ambrosia from the ‘The Stream of Indian Culture’ in contemporary prose, taken them on a journey beyond the continuum of time and space in the verse of `Pankhadiya’ & `Abhisaar’, and offered an hereto unexplored interpretation of the Advaita-Vedanta in highly enjoyable ‘The Burning Sands of Sindh’ in English and ‘Rituraj’ in Hindi for the modern readers. He is equally keen to enquire upon the aspects of harmony and strife between “Culture and Mathematics” and the implications for civilisation.
In the words of a noted Hindi novelist, Nirmal Kumar is ‘What Rilke, Keats, Goethe and Pushkin had given to their languages, Nirmal has given, all alone, to Hindi. Undoubtedly, he is the greatest living writer of Hindi.’
His tenure with the distinguished Indian Administrative service facilitated his deep understanding of the Indian spirit. As a civil servant he took up cudgels against the lime-quarrying mafias in the Himalayan foothills of Mussorie, collaborated with the Eco Task Force to reforest the denuded Mussoorie hills, reinstated calm in the riot-hit Moradabad city during the year 1980, engaged farmers in western Uttar Pradesh to purge age-old fallacies in bringing about record crop productions. He demonstrated sharp entrepreneurial acumen by reviving the insolvent `Billari Sugar mills’, mostly through tripartite dialogue with management, workers and local farmers, and helped increase the government’s revenue.
He has been active in the International Lecture circuit with US Universities like Nevada, with Indian Colleges and Academic institutions like University of Punjab, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, who describe him as the writer “who gives a reverse message of re-structure of a better humanity. He belongs to a lineage of our greater forefathers, like Vyas, Valmiki and Kalidas.”
Forever in awe of Mother Nature, he believes that Nature distills its own wisdom directly to anyone who connects with her and that learning self-sacrifice (atma-yagya) techniques will liberate soul from evil and redeem humanity. His publication in print for 2015 is “Vyas Vishnu Rupaaye”, a homage to the Great Writer of Mahabharata. He is currently working on “Law and Culture”, which will bring a fresh new perspective to humans for modern day living. He lives with his family in Dehradoon, the capital of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Nirmal Kumar can be reached at www.nirmalkumar.net or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Mobile: (9873831968).