Authored By: Sudhir K. Arora
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 324||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 910.00||Price in (USA) $. 72.8|
Footprints, which attempts to construct the cultural diversity and thematic variety present in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century Indian Poetry in English, offers a study of more than 60 early Indian poets in English.
The present book Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English Volume I (Footprints) brings the early Indian poetry in English into limelight and reveals the truth of the literary offence committed by Parthasarathy and Daruwalla in snubbing it by passing the irresponsible remarks without delving into the texts. Eunice de Souza revised her views about Early Indian Poetry in English and found it rich in content and form. No doubt, Indian Poetry in English in its infancy imitated the form but, when it achieved adulthood, it freed itself and established its identity by creating its own idiom which emitted out the fragrance of Indian soil.
This critical book attempts to construct the cultural diversity and the thematic varieties present in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century Indian poetry in English. As it offers a study of more than sixty early Indian poets in English like Henry Derozio, Kashiprasad Ghose, Shoshee Chunder Dutt, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Govin Chunder Dutt, Greece Chunder Dutt, Hur Chunder Dutt, Omesh Chunder Dutt, Nobo Kissen Ghose, B. M. Malabari, Toru Dutt, Cowasji Nowrosji Vesuvala, Joteendro Mohun Tagore, Manmohan Ghose, Romesh Chunder Dutt, Sri Aurobindo Ghose, Joseph Furtaoo, Sarojini Naidu, Rustam B. Paymaster, Hasan Shahid Suhrawardy, G. Annaji Rao, Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, P. Seshadri, Dhan Gopal Mukherji, Peshoton Sorabji Goolbai Dubash, Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, Fredoon Kabraji, Jehangir Rustomji Patell, Swami Ram Tirtha, S. H. Jhabvala, Paramahansa Yogananda, Samuel Solomon, Beram Saklatvala, Raman Vakil, Kapil P. Thakkar and some more poets, it will create an interest in the general readers, students, researchers and teachers who will find sufficient mental food for further ponderings and researches on early Indian poetry in English. An exhaustive bibliography (1827-1950), which speaks of the volume of authenticity and richness of Early Indian Poetry in English, offers the mental food rich enough to create a curiosity in the reader for making an evaluation in right perspectives.
Sudhir K. Arora (1968) teaches English at Maharaja Harishchandra P.G. College, Moradabad, affiliated to M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly. He has authored a number of books including Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: A Freakish Booker and Multicultural Consciousness in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya. The voluminous critical work, Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English in five volumes, is his magnum opus. He resides at B-72, Deendayal Nagar, Phase-2, Near Sai Temple, Moradabad-244001 (UP) India and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org