Authored By: Sudhir K. Arora
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 230||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 696.50||Price in (USA) $. 55.72|
Signatures records the poetic output of the three post-Independence poets—Nissim Ezekiel, A. K. Ramanujan and Arun Kolatkar who, by virtue of establishing poetic canons through trends and techniques, have become the signatures of Indian Poetry in English.
Though the Indian Poetry in English began with Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, it got the world wide recognition and popularity when Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in 1913 for his magnum opus Gitanjali. Indian Poetry in English is often tagged as derivative in nature. It is true that the journey of Indian Poetry in English begins with imitating the English poets but with the passage of time, it becomes mature enough to develop its own separate identity. If a snapshot is taken right from the beginning to the present day, it can be concluded that four poets namely—Toru Dutt, Aurobindo, Tagore and Sarojini Naidu in the pre-Independence era and four poets—Nissim Ezekiel, A. K. Ramanujan, Kamala Das and Arun Kolatkar in the post-Independence era have set the poetic canon in Indian Poetry in English.
The present critical book Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English Volume III (Signatures) peeps into the poetic world of the three post-Independence poets namely, Nissim Ezekiel, A. K. Ramanujan and Arun Kolatkar who, by virtue of establishing poetic canons through trends and techniques, have become the signatures of Indian Poetry in English. Surely, it will dish out a poetry feast to the UG and PG students, research scholars, teachers, poetry lovers and even general readers who will be motivated to explore further the unexplored dimensions of their poetry.
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