The English Language Poetry of South Asians

The English Language Poetry of South Asians

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In this study, ten independent critical essays and a closing piece have been arranged as chapters to explore the English-language poetry of South Asians in terms of time, place, themes, and poetic methodologies. The transnational perspective taken establishes connections between colonial and postcolonial South Asian poetry in English as well the poetry of the old and new diaspora and the Subcontinent. Transnational poetics are studied by grouping poets flexibly according to regions, time periods, literary movements, and poetic methodology. The poetry analysis covers the relevance of historical allusions as well as underlying concerns of gender, ethnicity, and class. Comparisons are offered between poets of different places and time periods, yielding numerous sociopolitical paradigms that surface in the poetry.He is a professor of Indian languages and literatures at the University ofWisconsin, Madison. Dharwadkar has also translated modern Hindi, Marathi, Urdi, and Punjabi poetry (Indivisihle 202). ... K. Ramanujan (1995), The Collected Essays ofA. ... Trees blur into the skya€ (Bloodaxe Book 91). ... It is important to recognize the continuities of themes and imagery that exist in the work of the older generation of male South Asian poets in America and that of the contemporary poets discussedanbsp;...

Title:The English Language Poetry of South Asians
Author:Mitali Pati Wong, Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-01-10


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