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Satis Shroff is a lecturer, singer (MGV Freiburg-Kappel) and is the published author of five books on Im Schatten des Himalaya (book of poems in German), Through Nepalese Eyes (travelgue), Katmandu, Katmandu.His lyrical works have been published in literary poetry sites: Slow Trains, International Zeitschrift, World Poetry Society (WPS), New Writing North, Muses Rev

Background Information

The day old Satchmo (Louis Amstrong) died I was a young student in Kathmandu and lived at the Ascol hostel. And I thought, what an event, what a happening, a great musician and one of the greatest trumpeters has left this world and no one in Kathmandu writes even something about him. I felt a burning desire to do it and handed a typed article in at The Rising Nepal. And they published it. That was how I became a journalist & writer.

I'd always been contributing articles to The Rising Nepal, the Junior Statesman, and sometimes in The Christian Science Monitor ( I had a friend there named Paul Wohl whom I'd met in Kathmandu). I had good friends like Kanak Dixit (Himal Asia) and Kunda Dixit (The Nepali Times) and we were a writing trio. My mentor was their Dad, Kamal Mani Dixit,  Patan's Man-of-Letters, who guided us three with his bespectacled intellectual, discerning gaze. Both Kanak & Kunda went to Columbia University, studied Journalism & Law, and returned to Nepal and are famous writers in Asia. I chose to go to Germany and found a place which I could call my home in the Allemanic Black Forest town of Freiburg.

At the university in Freiburg I met an English professor named Bruce Dobler, who was running Creative Writing classes, and I went to his lectures. That was the first time that someone encouraged me to write poems. I thought poems were for real academic geniuses. Since then, I have been bitten by the lyrical bug. As a kid I enjoyed reading the works of Charles Dickens, Daniel Defoe, Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Yeats, Keats, T.S. Elliot and later, when I left my inside world and ventured to the outside world, which was Kathmandu, I got in touch with the British & American libraries. At the French Cultural Centre I became a film-fan of Claude Chabrol and Francoise Truffeaut. In the foreign libraries there were thousands of books, books that I could touch, smell, borrow, read. I was delighted. I'd reached my shangri-la, I thought.

I always loved a good story and it was literature written by authors like Franz Kafka, Maxim Gorki, Vladimir Nobokov, Updike, Hemmingway, Mark Twain and later Heinrich Heine, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Brodski, Günter Grass, Elfriede Jelinek, Reich Ranicki etc) that fired my imagination and influenced me in my lyrics and writings.

I think that there are only a few internationally known authors from the Himalayas, and more and more will be writing, I hope, when education becomes something normal in these regions. It's a long way till then. I find that education is the most wonderful gift that parents can make to their children. It is, what my Mom always used to say, something that no one can rob from you. As we say in Germany, Wissen ist Macht, knowledge is power.


Satis Shroff has studied Zoology & Botany in Kathmandu,worked in the Features Section of The Rising Nepal (Kathmandu)as a journalist and written articles, editorials for the daily, a science-column with the title 'Science Spot,' and has studied Medicine & Social Sciences in Freiburg, and Creative Writing in Freiburg & (Writers Bureau,Manchester).He lectures at the Akademie für medizinische Berufe (Uniklinik Freiburg).

Satis Shroff was awarded the German Academic Exchange Prize.

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Writes regularly for The American Chronicle and its twenty-one affiliated newspapers in the He is a contributing writer on Satis Shroff was selected as the Poet of the Week on 18.2.2007 & 2008. Read his book: 'Under the Shadow of the Himalayas' (Satis Shroff).Satis Shroff's anthology of poems and prose deals with Sehnsucht, a longing for the Himalayas and his old Heimat, which has been undergoing a great turmoil.It contains prose and poems in German and English and shows the reader in the West what moves the Nepalese poets and writers during these turbulent times, when Nepal is undergoing a struggle to retain its identity as a nation. (176 Seiten) Paperback: €11.40 Download: €4.03 Read his book: 'Through Nepalese Eyes' (Satis Shroff).‘Through Nepalese Eyes’ is about the journey of a young Nepalese woman to Germany to meet her brother, who lives with his German wife and daughter in an allemanic town named Freiburg. It is a travelogue written by a sensitive, modern British public-school educated man. He describes the two worlds: Asia and Europe and the people he meets. There is a touch of sadness when his sister returns to her home in the foothills of the Himalayas. (205 pages) Paperback: €12.00 Download: €6.25 Additionally, he is a member of, and you can read his lyrics, articles and view his images(aquarelle,pastel drawings & photos) and those of his people at the community. Happy reading!Books by Satis

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Satis Shroff
Ziegelmatten 27A Freiburg-Kappel
Freiburg  79117   Germany
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