p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';""Invictus" /spanspan lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"(span class="m-4720992432879818984gmail-saheadline"'invincible or unconquerable' in Latin)/span/span span class="algo-summary"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"is a short Victorian poem/span/spanspan lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';" published byspan class="algo-summary" the English poet William Ernest Henley in /spanemA Book of Verses/em (1888)span class="algo-summary"./span/span/p
p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"span class="algo-summary"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"The poems in this book have been compiled in memory of /span/spanspan lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"Nelson Mandela who was incarcerated for 18 years at the brutal Robben Island Prison. Mandela's total prison term spanned 27 years. "Invictus" span class="algo-summary"bolstered Madiba's /span/spanspan lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"inner strength and perseverance/span span class="algo-summary"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;"during his very long period of imprisonment./span/span/p
p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"The book has 49 poems covering a wide range of interests and concerns commencing with one on a mischievous Avatar. You will find poems that celebrate intelligence, tolerance, upholding of democratic ideals, decrying intolerance and the fear that haunts the world. Poems that highlight the plight of farmers and poems critical of the pernicious caste system and the innate cruelty of humans also find place. /spanspan lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"There is both light and dark humour./span/p
p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"Beneath the humor however, one cannot but notice the poet's apprehension about the uneasy times not only in India but also in other parts of the world. The poems raise questions that are both grave and incisive requiring the reader to introspect./span/p
p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains. — Alfred North Whitehead/span/p
p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom./spanspan lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';" — /spanspan lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"Robert Frost/span/p
p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;"span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';"Readers may find fragments of philosophy, wisdom and even some delight!/span/p