By A.N. Prasad, pp.160, Price Rs. 75.00, ISBN 978-81-7977-28-4
Indian Poetry in English : A Critical Appraisal is a modest attempt to critically examine the poems of some of the poets of Indian poetry in English. It covers a brief history of Indian Poetry in English, and also contains research papers on the chief poems of H.L.V. Derozio, Toru Dutt, Sri Aurobindo, R.N.Tagore, Swami Vivekanand, Sarojini Naidu, Kamala Das, Nissim Ezekiel, Jayant Mahapatra, A. K. Ramanujan and P. Lal. The book, it is hoped, will certainly be welcomed by the teachers and students of Indian English Poetry.
Dr. Amar Nath Prasad is an author and editor of several standard books of English literature. His scholarly research papers have been published in different books and journals, magazines and newspapers. He has also presented his papers in national and international seminars and conferences. Some of his well-known critical books are:
1. Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things: A Critical Appraisal (Authored)
2. New Lights on Indian Women Novelists in English (In Four volumes, edited)
3. Critical Response to R.K. Narayan (Edited)
4. Indian Writing in English: Critical Explorations (Edited)
5. Indian Fiction in English: Roots and Blossoms (edited)
6. Recritiquing John Keats (Co-edited)
7. Feminism in Indian Writing in English (Co-edited)
8. Recritiquing Rabindranath Tagore (Co-Authored)
Dr. Prasad also edits a biannual literary journal, Unheard Melody. At present he teaches in the P.G. Dept. of English, J. P. University (Rajendra College Campus), Chapra (Bihar).
INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH : A BIRD'S EYE VIEW ; FIVE SELECTED POEMS OF INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH : A CASE STUDY: THE HARP OF INDIA BY HENRY L- DEROZIO ; OUR CASUARINA TREE BY TORU DUTT ; ENTERPRISE BY NISSIM EZEKIEL ; AN INTRODUCTION BY KAMALA DAS ; ANOTHLER VIEW OF GRACE BY A. K. RAMANUJAN ; SYMBOLISM IN TAGORE'S GITANJALI : THE IMAGE OF VESSEL ; THE IMAGE OF FLUTE/LYRE/HARP/VINA ; THE IMAGE OF MUSIC ; THE IMAGE OF FLOWER ; THE IMAGE OF DRESS/GARMENT/ORNAMENT ; THE IMAGE OF DOOR/GATE ; THE IMAGE OF FIRE ; THE IMAGES OF THE DUST, DARKNESS, SHROUD ; THE IMAGE OF SILENT STEPS ; THE IMAGE OF BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ; THE IMAGE OF JOURNEY/VOYAGE/TRAVELS ; TAGORE'S FRUIT GATHERING: A WORK OF SYMBOLIC EXUBERANCES ; FRUIT AND FLOWER ; DOOR ; UNHEARD MELODY ; SAILOR/TRAVELLER ; LAMP ; SOME SHORT POEMS OF SRI AUROBINDO : A BLENDING OF ART AND MYSTICISM : THE TIGER AND THE DEER ; A CHILD'S IMAGINATION ; TRANSFORMATION ; NIRVANA ; THE POEMS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA: A FINE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN POETRY AND PHILOSOPHY : THE CUP ; TO AN EARLY VIOLET ; SAROJINI NAIDU'S POETRY : AN EVERGREEN PLANT OF VEDANTIC FRUIT AND POETIC FRAGRANCE : VILLAGE SONG ; MY SOULS PRAYER ; SONGS OF RADHA :THE QUEST ; IN SALUTATION TO THE ETERNAL PEACE ; THE POETRY OF NISSIM EZEKIEL: A FINE FUSION OF FEELING AND FORM : ISLAND ; THE NIGHT OF THE SCORPION ; PHILOSOPHY ; THE POET, LOVER, BIRD WATCHER ; JAYANT MAHAPATRA : A POET OF COMPETENT CRAFT : DAWN AT PURI : AGAIN ONE DAY ; THE MOUNTAIN SNOW IN IOWA CITY ; FOREIGN FOLIAGE ON NATIVE ROOT : A BRIEF STUDY OF NISSIM EZEKIEL, P. LAL, KAMALA DAS AND A.K. RAMANUJAN ; SELECT READING LIST
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