Early Indian Poetry in English: An Anthology: 1829-1947

Paperback | March 1, 2010

EditorEunice De Souza

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Nineteenth century Indian poetry in English has often been dismissed as imitative, tepid, and unpatriotic. This anthology changes that perception by re-mapping the English poetic aesthetics of nineteenth and early twentieth century India. Covering a wide range of genres-lyrical epics, legends, ballads, among others-this anthology includes the works of, among others, Henry Derozio, Kasiprasad Ghose, the Dutt brothers 'Shoshee, Govin, and Greece', B.M. Malabari, Toru Dutt, Joseph Furtado, Sarojini Naidu Annaji, Beram Saklatvala, SamuelSolomon, and Raman Vakil. This volume also includes a detailed Introduction which re-contextualizes the lives and times of the poets in socio-historical perspective. Additionally, the inclusion of select pieces like Derezio's letter of resignation, Macaulay's famous minute on education, and aprofile of the well-known trade unionist S.H. Jhabvala, among others add value to this anthology.

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Nineteenth century Indian poetry in English has often been dismissed as imitative, tepid, and unpatriotic. This anthology changes that perception by re-mapping the English poetic aesthetics of nineteenth and early twentieth century India. Covering a wide range of genres-lyrical epics, legends, ballads, among others-this anthology inclu...

Eunice de Souza taught English at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. She has written four books of poems and edited several anthologies of poetry. She has also translated poetry into Portuguese, Finnish, and Italian.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:374 pagesPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198066805

ISBN - 13:9780198066804

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IntroductionHenry DerozioKasiprasad GhoseShoshee Chunder DuttGovin Chunder DuttGreece Chunder DutRam SharmaB. M. MalabariToru DuttManmohan GhoseJoseph FurtadoSarojini NaiduDhan Gopal MukherjiHarindranath ChattopadhyayaRustam B. PaymasterJehangir Rustomji PatellS.H. JhabvalaAnnajiBeram SaklatvalaFredoon KabrajiSamuel SolomonRaman VakilKapil P.ThakkarAppendices:Macaulay's Minute on EducationLetter of Resignation by Henry DerozioBengali Writers of English Verse: A Record and an AppreciationThe Indian Muse in English GarbThe Story of S.H. Jhabvala: A Humanitarian Trade UnionistCongress Ditties and Other Rhymes