Indian Poetry in English—Petrichor: A Critique of C.L. Khatri's Poetry

ed. by
Sudhir K. Arora
Abnish Singh Chauhan

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ISBN 978-81-7977-658-2

pp. : 272

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About the book:
C.L. Khatri (1965), with his four poetry collections—Kargil (2000), Ripples in the Lake (2006), Two-Minute Silence (2014) and For You to Decide (2016), has emerged as a significant poet in the domain of Indian Poetry in English by virtue of his Indian themes, inbuilt irony, sparkling wit and fusion of idea with feelings. 

The poetic world of Khatri contains “Fire” of enthusiasm to fight against poverty, violence, illiteracy, deterioration of values, corruption and many other Kargils like Jawans of Kargil, “Water” of cultural traditions and Indian values from Ripples in the Lake, “Earth” of ground realities which can be felt when a man remains silent during Two-Minute Silence and reflects over the final outcome of his relevance in this world, “Air” which makes him see the world, equipped with the new scientific inventions and technologies that have made him materialistically rich but spiritually poor, finally leaving everything to him to decide, better For You to Decide.  

The book Indian Poetry in English—Petrichor: A Critique of C.L. Khatri’s Poetry contains articles and research papers of the critics who have discovered new idioms, cultural ethos, contemporary reality, socio-political perspectives, ironic undertones, postcolonial concerns, Indian sensibility, philosophical irony, reflections on physics and metaphysics, the satirical vision, representation of Anthoropocene, colours of life, petrichor and many other critical dimensions in Khatri’s poetry.  

This book will surely create an interest in the general readers, students, researchers and teachers, who will be motivated for making further critical discoveries in the poetic world of C. L. Khatri.  

About the editors:
Sudhir K. Arora, the Chief Editor of Creation and Criticism, is presently serving as Associate Professor, Department of English, Maharaja Harishchandra P. G. College, Moradabad. He has several significant publications to his credit including Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: A Freakish Booker and Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English.  

Abnish Singh Chauhan, the Editor of two online journals—Creation and Criticism and IJHER, is presently serving as Professor and Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Journalism, Bareilly International University, Bareilly. He has authored a number of books including The Fictional World of Arun Joshi: Paradigm Shift in Values and Speeches of Swami Vivekananda and Subhash Chandra Bose: A Comparative Study. 

Contents include:
The River
The River: Indian Poetry in English
FIRE: Kargil
A Peep into Kargil
Kargil: A Spotlight
Patriotic and Nationalistic Fervour in Kargil 
FIRE AND WATER: Kargil and Ripples in the Lake
C. L. Khatri’s Poetry: A Socio-Political Perspective
Ironic Undertones in C.L. Khatri’s Poetry
Indian Ethos and Sensibility in the Poetry of C.L. Khatri
Postcolonial Concerns in the Poetry of C.L. Khatri
EARTH: Two-Minute Silence
Two-Minute Silence: A Timeless Creation
Two-Minute Silence: A Sequenced Cultural Fizz
Two-Minute Silence: Khatri as a Poet of Philosophical Irony
Time to Speak-out: An In-depth Study of  C.L. Khatri’s “Two-Minute Silence” and Kedarnath Singh’s “Do Minute Ka Maun”
AIR: For You to Decide
For You to Decide: Petrichor—The Awakening Smell of Forgotten Soil
For You to Decide: A Striking Balance of the Earthy and the Metaphysical
For You to Decide: Little Experiential Anxieties Beautify to Life
For You to Decide: Reflections on Physics and Metaphysics of Life
SKY: A Critical View
The Satirical Vision in Chhotelal Khatri’s Poetry
The “Deluge of Development” in C. L. Khatri: A Representation of the Anthropocene in Indian English poetry
C.L. Khatri’s Poetry: An Adventure into the Harsh World of Reality
Colours of Life in C.L. Khatri’s ‘Haiku’
C.L. Khatri: A Poet of Cultural Values
The Poetry of C.L. Khatri: A Critique

LIFE: Quotable Quotes
FRAGRANCE: Fifteen Poems
The MAKING OF A CREATIVE ARTIST: “Read Aloud and Enjoy Poetry” — C.L. Khatri
          C.L. Khatri: In Conversation with Abnish Singh Chauhan


Dr. Satish Kumar said...

A comprehensive critique on the poetry of C.L.Khatri , a major contemporary poet in Indian English.

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