The essays in the book offer innovative perspectives and touch upon different aspects of Indian poetry in English. The tone of the essays varies from personal to argumentative to objectively discursive.
The book, with diverse and thought-provoking essays, will be highly useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of English Literature. Besides, those who are interested to know about Indian Poetry in English will find the book quite illuminating and interesting.
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Table of ContentsPreface • Contributors Introduction—ZINIA MITRA 1 Michael Madhusudan Dutt— Extravagant Genius: Madhusudan Dutt and His Oeuvre—DR. PINAKI ROY 2 Michael Madhusudan Dutt: Macaulay’s Native English Man and the Poet —PROF. PIYUSHBALA 3 Toru Dutt: May Love Defend Thee from Oblivion’s Curse Toru Dutt and Her Our Casuarina Tree—SAPTARSHI MALLICK 4 Toru Dutt: A Reappraisal —DR. SMITA AGARWAL 5 In Search of a Literary and Cultural Space: Toru Dutt’s (De) Colonized Sensibility—DEB DULAL HALDER 6 “The Queenliest Flower”: Toru Dutt and Her Poetry—LALITHASHREE GANESH 7 Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941): Our Bond with the World: Nature in the Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore —DR. AMRIT SEN 8 From Eros to Agape: Mélange of Opposites: A Study of Rabindranath’s Love Lyrics and Gitanjali Poems —ANIRBAN BHATTACHARJEE 9 Hundred Years of Gitanjali: Casting a Longing, Lingering Look Behind —DR. KETAKI DATTA 10 Aurobindo Ghose (1872–1950): Symbolic Myths of the Vedic Cycle in Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri —LATHA MUTYABOYINA 11 Sri Aurobindo and the Indian Critical Tradition—DR. VIVEK KUMAR DWIVEDI 12 Sarojini Naidu (1879–1949): “Changing Tides and Wind-Blown Canoples of Crimson Gulmohurs” Paratactic Indianness and Empowering Womanhood in Sarojini Naidu’s Poetry —JORGE DIEGO SÁNCHEZ 13 The Interplay of Text and Context in Sarojini Naidu’s Poetry: A Pragmatic Approach—DR. UMESH S. JAGADALE 14 Jibanananda Das (1899–1954): Stranded between the Extremes: Poetics of the ‘Grey’ Space in Jibanananda Das—RAJADIPTA ROY 15 Conceptualizations in Banalata Sen and other Poems of Jibanananda Das —DR. DIPANITA GARGAVA 16 Nissim Ezekiel (1924–2004)—Nissim Ezekiel: Creative Genius —DR. VISHNU K. SHARMA & MAHESH K. SHARMA 17 From “Alienation” to “Claustrophobia”: A Study of the Elements of Modernity in the Poems of Nissim Ezekiel —AMRITA GHOSH 18 Composite Cultural Reflections in the Selected Poems of Nissim Ezekiel —T. SASIKANT REDDY 19 Nissim Ezekiel—Self-styled Poet, a Mirror that Reflects India and the World—ANWESHA ROY CHAUDHURY 20 Nissim Ezekiel—Poet, Lover, Watcher —RITTVIKA SINGH 21 Rajagopal Parthasarathy (born 1924)— The Body Sputters: Parthasarathy’s Poetry and the Squalling of Sex —KAUSTAV CHAKRABORTY 22 From Exile to Night of the Scorpion: India and/or Home in Parthasarathy and Ezekiel—SAYANTAN PAL CHOWDHURY 23 Modes of Negation in Parthasarathy’s Rough Passage—MAHITOSH MANDAL 24 Jayanta Mahapatra (born 1928): Admirable Colloquial Ease in Mahapatra—DR. PRIYANKA SHARMA 25 Jayanta Mahapatra: The Indigenous Enunciation of Concern—DR. ZINIA MITRA 26 A.K. Ramanujan (1929–1993): Forming Identity, Transforming Spaces: Exploring Ramanujan’s Poetry—NIZARA HAZARIKA 27 A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetry: The Indian Root—ABHINANDAN MALAS 28 The Quest for Cultural Identity and Negotiation of Multiple Cultural Heritage in A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetry —SOMASUNDARI LATHA 29 Arun Kolatkar (1932–2004): A Critical Appraisal of Arun Kolatkar’s Jejuri —ASHUTOSH DUBEY 30 Use of Irony in Arun Kolatkar’s Jejuri —DR. ARVIND M. NAWALE & MR. R.N. SALUNKE 31 Arun Kolatkar: An Overview—S. SYANGDEN 32 Kamala Das—The Soul that Knows How to Sing: A Post-Structural Analysis of Kamala Das’ Poetry—SWETHA ANTONY 33 The Sacred Fundamental: An Exploration of Indian Womanhood in Selected Works from the Oeuvre of Kamala Das—TEHEZEEB MOITRA 34 Post-Colonial Ethos in the Modern Indian English Poets: Ezekiel, Kamala Das and Ramanujan—MEENU GUPTA 35 Dilip Purushottam Chitre (1938–2009): Illuminating the Interior: A Critique of the Poetry of Dilip Chitre—ASHUTOSH DUBEY Index