Modern Indian Poetry in English

Modern Indian Poetry in English

by Bruce King
     
 

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This book, now in a revised edition, is a comprehensive study of modern Indian poetry in English. It is a history and analysis of the most important poets (such as Nissim Ezekial, A.K. Ramanujan and Dom Moraes), books and journals, along with an analysis of the social basis of Indian English-language poetry. This edition includes an updated chronology, an extended… See more details below

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This book, now in a revised edition, is a comprehensive study of modern Indian poetry in English. It is a history and analysis of the most important poets (such as Nissim Ezekial, A.K. Ramanujan and Dom Moraes), books and journals, along with an analysis of the social basis of Indian English-language poetry. This edition includes an updated chronology, an extended essay on Agha Shahid Ali, and two chapters on significant new, younger poets.

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"The first comprehensive study of modern Indian poetry in English....[King's] detailed scholarship, combined with sophisticated literary analysis on the role of Indo-Anglian poetry in modern India, makes the text suitable for both the student and the general reader....Highly recommended for college, community college, and university libraries."--Choice

"A wide variety in style, subject and delivery is provided in a title which reveals patterns and themes central to Indian works."--The Bookwatch, The Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195671971
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
Oxford India Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce King is a well-known scholar of seventeenth-century English literature and Commonwealth literature. He has published Three Indian Poets: Nissim Ezekiel, A. K. Ramanujan and Dom Moraes (OUP, 1991), and Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life (OUP, 2000).

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