Modern Indian Poetry In English

Paperback | February 3, 2005

byBruce King

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'Bruce King maps uncharted territory,...provides ideas toward a poetics of Indian poetry in English, analyses poets in dialectical sets, summarizes poetic obsessions...King surveys, judges, informs, and provokes.' -- Peter Nazareth, World Literature Today'...a significant book...King provides us with a detailed history of publication of poetry in English in India. One aspect to admire...is King's analysis of individual poems.' -- Journal of Indian Writing in English'When [the book] first appeared, it almost became like a Bible on the subject, the only worthwhile reference tool [to] dip into [for] trivia on poetry written in English by Indians.' -- Biblio

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'Bruce King maps uncharted territory,...provides ideas toward a poetics of Indian poetry in English, analyses poets in dialectical sets, summarizes poetic obsessions...King surveys, judges, informs, and provokes.' -- Peter Nazareth, World Literature Today'...a significant book...King provides us with a detailed history of publication...

KING, BRUCEllFeaturing Nissim Ezekiel A K Ramanujan Tara Patel Keki Daruwalla Shiv Kumar Saleem Peeradina Santan Rodrigues Eunice de Souza Manohar Shetty Melanie Silgardo Kamala Das Arun Kolatkar Dilip Chitre Sharat Chandra Shiv Kumar H O Nazareth Vikram Seth R Parthasarathy Adil Jussawalla A...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:February 3, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019567197X

ISBN - 13:9780195671971

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Table of Contents

IntroductionHistory and Publishing CirclesThe Poets, their Readers and the MarketTowards a CanonPoetics and CriticismEzekiel and His InfluenceThe Poets India I: Ezekiel, Ramanujan, Patel, Daruwalla, Shiv KumarThe Poet's India IIPeeradina, Rodrigues, de Souza, Shetty, SilgardoWomen's Voices: Kamala Das, de Souza, SilgardoTwo Bilingual Experimentalists: Kolatkar and ChitreExperimentalists II: Mehtotra and MahapatraExile: Ramanujan, Sharat Chandra, Kumar, Nazareth, SethAnd Return: Parthasarathy and JussawallaPart 2: The Disapora: Agha Shahid Ali's Tricultural NostalgiaPublishing 1987-99Maturity: Moraes, Peeradina, Ramanujan, Patel, Shetty, Mehrotra, Daruwalla, de Souza, AlexanderNew Women Poets: Shivdasani, Patel, D'Souza, Sambrani, Dharker, Divakaruni, BhattNew Poets, Styles, and Feelings: Hoskote, Thayil, Surendran, Nambisan, Merchant, Rao, Padhi, Khair, Prasad, RamakrishnanChronology of Significant Publications, Journals and Events, 1947-99ChartI: Life and Career Details of Some PoetsChart 2: Anthologies, Publishers and Awards, Chart 3: Important Anthologized PoemsIndex

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"Bruce King maps uncharted territory, ...provides ideas toward a poetics of Indian poetry in English, analyses poets in dialectical sets, summarizes poetic obsessions...King surveys, judges, informs, and provokes."--World Literature Today "A significant book...King provides us with a detailed history of publication of poetry in English in India. One aspect to admire...is King's analysis of individual poems."-- ournal of Indian Writing in English