Works of Henry Louis Vivian Derozio: A Representative Edition

Hardcover | April 15, 2008

byHenry DerozioEditorRosinka Chaudhuri

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This representative collection, the first of its kind, presents the majority of Derozio's poems with notes, and all available correspondence and journalism along with a detailed Introduction and critical comments. Apart from the two volumes of poetry that Derozio published in his lifetime,which have never been widely disseminated in their entirety, this edition brings together a number of new poems, essays, thoughts, and letters written to newspapers published both in his lifetime and posthumously. As a result, a fresh new picture emerges of a young man, energetic and inspired, whonot only propelled a section of the Bengali elite into revolutionary reformism through his teaching, as is well known, but who also embodied, in his writing and philosophy, the birth of the modern. This book attempts to present a man and his moment in an entirely new and significant reading thatplaces Derozio at the conceptual beginnings of an imagined nation that had begun to be conjured into existence through metaphor and image, rhetoric and philosophy, poetic practice, and political activism.

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This representative collection, the first of its kind, presents the majority of Derozio's poems with notes, and all available correspondence and journalism along with a detailed Introduction and critical comments. Apart from the two volumes of poetry that Derozio published in his lifetime,which have never been widely disseminated in th...

Rosinka Chaudhuri is Fellow in Cultural Studies at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 8.46 × 5.43 × 1.34 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface and Acknowledgements;Epigraph;Introduction;Editors Note;Section I: India Gazette Poems (1822-8); India Gazette Prose (1822-8);Section II: Poems, By H.L.V. Derozio, Calcutta: 1827; The Fakeer of Jungheera, A Metrical Tale, And Other Poems. Calcutta: 1828;Section IIIThe Years 182931: The Leporello Poems; Poems in The Kaleidoscope: 1829, 1830; Poems in the Bengal Annual: 1830; Resignation Letter and following correspondence; India Gazette Correspondence: Assault on Mr Derozio; Last Items supposed to have been written by Derozio in the East Indian;Section IVPosthumous Publications: Poems; Prose;Bibliography;Appendix AFrom the India Gazette: Reviews, Editorials, Letters;Appendix BPosthumously in the India Gazette: Notices, Advertisements, Obituaries;Appendix CA Debate on the Death and Religious Convictions of Derozio, 1840