Overview for Signatures: One Hundred Indian Poets
Signatures brings together representative samples of work from one hundred modern Indian poets from twenty languages. The poets include Jibanananda Das, Budhadev Bose, Bishnu Dey, Subhash Mukhopadhyay, Shakti Chattopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Gopalakrishna Adiga, Chandrasekhara Kambar, Akhtar-ul-Iman, Ali Sardar Jafri, Amrita Pritam, Harbhajan Singh, B.S. Mardhekar, Dilip Chitre, Arun Kolatkar, Ayyappa Paniker, Sri Sri, Ka. Naa. Subramanian, Sitakant Mahapatra, Ramakanta Rath, G.M. Muktibodh, Ajneya, Kedar Nath Singh, Kunwar Narain, Raghuvir Sahay, A.K. Ramanujan, Nissim Ezekiel, Jayanta Mahapatra, Sitanshu Yashaschandra, G.M. Sheikh, Keki Daruwallah, Navakanta Barua, Nilmoni Phookan, Sachi Raut Ray, Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena, Namdeo Dhasal and Vinda Karandikar among other. An ideal textbook for students of modern Indian poetry, an authentic reference work for scholars of comparative literature and an excellent read for the love of poetry.
K. Satchidanandan (Editor)
K Satchidanandan, the editor of this anthology, is one of the pioneers of modern Indian poetry. He has authored 20 volumes of poetry besides 15 books of translations of poetry, 15 volumes of essays and 2 plays in Malayalam and 2 books on Indian literature in English. He has edited several volumes of poetry, short stories and critical essays in Malayalam, English and Hindi. There are 21 volumes of his work in translation in 14 languages including English, French and Indian. He has represented Indian literature at several international events in India, Thailand, China, Russia, France, Germany, Sweden, Yugoslavia, U.S.A., etc. and won 15 awards for creative writing. At present he is the Secretary of Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters in India.