Modern Indian Poetry In English

Bruce Alvin King


Modern Indian Poetry In English

Modern Indian Poetry In English

  • Title: Modern Indian Poetry In English
  • Author: Bruce Alvin King
  • ISBN: 9780195630138
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback



This comprehensive study of modern Indian poetry in English, the first of its kind, combines sophisticated literary analysis with sociological argument to assess contemporary Indian literary life and work The book begins with a history of the most important poets, books, journals, and publishing circles and then moves on to analyze the social basis of Indian English languThis comprehensive study of modern Indian poetry in English, the first of its kind, combines sophisticated literary analysis with sociological argument to assess contemporary Indian literary life and work The book begins with a history of the most important poets, books, journals, and publishing circles and then moves on to analyze the social basis of Indian English language poetry, its readership, and the literary marketplace After discussing the formation of an Indian literary canon and its best known poems, King examines criteria influencing the judgment of English language verse in India and introduces the major poets and their thematic concerns The book also includes chapters on the influence of Nissim Ezekiel, the work of younger poets and women, bilingualism, and experimentalism, and concludes with a detailed chronology.


Recent Comments "Modern Indian Poetry In English"

aged, but still invaluable in a way, for an opening into the field for the uninitiated / people like me who back then just didn't know where to begin. i mostly bought this book because it had one essay necessary for school reading at the time, but it ended up being rather a critical point of reference (if only for the names it mentions and compiles) over the last three years.


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