Authored By: Sudhir K. Arora
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 182||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 560.00||Price in (USA) $. 44.8|
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, Toru Dutt, Sri Aurobindo, Sarojini Naidu and Rabindranath Tagore are the pathfinders who set the fresh trends for the future poets, particularly the post-Independence Poets in English. These five pathfinders did their best in introducing India to the West. Derozio’s vision of reforming society with the light of knowledge, Toru Dutt’s cultural richness in Ancient Ballads, Sri Aurobindo’s spirituality and his vision of transforming man into godhead in Savitri, Tagore’s vision of cosmopolitanism and the Biblical touches in Gitanjali and Sarojini Naidu’s Indian landscapes dotted with seasons, festivals and Indian people surprise the West as well as the Indians who become conscious of India’s rich cultural heritage. Their poetry collections demonstrate that they are the rich storehouses of Indian culture which talks of peace and love—the two ingredients that are needed in the present day world troubled with the fear of war. No doubt, they began their poetic journey while imitating the English idiom but with the passage of time, they developed their own idiom—Indian in content and form.
Recently the critics and scholars have shown a great interest in early Indian Poetry in English and particularly in these five pathfinders. Certainly these pathfinders illumine the path which leads to the roots that lessen the alienation and rootlessness of the modern man who associates himself with the Indian myths and cultural past. The present book Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English Volume II ( (Pathfinders) will create an interest in the general readers, students, researchers and teachers who will find sufficient mental food for further ponderings and researches on these pathfinders.
Pathfinders peeps into the poetry of Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, Toru Dutt, Aurobindo, Sarojini Naidu and Rabindranath Tagore, who set the fresh trends for the future poets, particularly the post-Independence poets in English.
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