Vihang A. Naik or Vihang Ashokbhai Naik is one of the contemporary bilingual poets from Gujarat, India and a native speaker of Gujarati.
He was born on September 2, 1969 at Surat, in Gujarat into a Gujarati family in Surat.
He has authored many collections of poetry in English and Gujarati. He translates from Gujarati into English. From Surat, he moved to Baroda, Ahmedabad and other cities out of Gujarat.
His travels gave him unique insight into life and humanity for his creative writing. Navrachana was his primary school then he changed cities and schools. He did his matriculation from a local school in Vadodara, obtained bachelor's degree in Arts (English Literature and Philosophy) and master's degree (English Literature and Indian Literature in English Translation) from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
He has translated his own Gujarati Poetry "Jeevangeet" into English. His poetry is included in various anthologies, literary journals and magazines such as Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry, The Dance of the Peacock, The Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, Indian Literature , The Brown Critique, Kavya Bharati, The Indian P.E.N., The Journal of Indian Writing In English, Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, VerbalArt etc.
BooksHe has to his cr four books of poetry.City Times and Other Poems first published by Kolkata: Writers Workshop, India 1993.Poetry Manifesto (New & Selected Poems, published by Indialog Publications Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2010).Making A Poem ( Mumbai: Allied Publishers , 2004) Jeevangeet (Gujarati poetry, published by Navbharat Sahitya Mandir, Ahmedabad, 2001).