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Rainbow Redemption: New Bearings in Indian English Poetry

Binod Mishra (Author)
Synopsis Indian English poetry since its inception with several notable pets has come of age with many laurels in its receptacle. Indians nowadays use English with as much subtlety, ease and finesse as others, Indian English poetry today has come of age, no doubt, but with a marked difference. The pioneers of Indian English poetry with their experiments brought an end to aridity. And soon there were clouds that invited rains. The soggy literary Indian earth over the last two centuries have given birth to innumerable poets and every year the nation finds a rainbow of Indian English poets much to the awe and envy of their Western torchbearers. India today has no dearth of poets writing in English. The present anthology discusses Indian English poets in the light of true Indian psyche that bears, burns and begets the sensations felt, desires swelled and inheritance lost in the buzz of alien aping and onslaughts of the diabolic tendencies bolting our conscience. The poets discussed in this anthology comprise both the pioneers and the present day poets who demonstrate and strengthen the aspect of Indianness in their poems, Indian English poetry is not a nest of singing birds but a kaleidoscope of all sorts of experiences. The essays included in this anthology have the variegated oclours of rainbow with Indian imagination as the eighth colour. The various colours as the working force of the book include various themes bordering on space, time, values, tradition, ecology, self and politics with many sub themes formulating and fragmenting human lives. The book will facilitate the readers and lovers of poetry in understanding Indian ethos camouflaged in the day-to-day activities of Indian masses without any linguistic barrier. An attempt has also been made in this anthology to bring to light those poets who despite adequate in the glitter and glamour of the present day world.
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About the author

Binod Mishra

Binod Mishra (1966) did his Honours (1989) and M.A. (1991) in English Literature from LNMU, Darbhanga. He was awarded Ph.D. in English on Mulk Raj Anand from the same university in 1998. Dr. Mishra has over ten years of teaching experience both at college and university levels. He started his career as a lecturer in English in February 1995 and was the Head, (Department of English) in Rangachachi College, Majuli, Assam, for five years. He received UGC Minor Research Project on the topic "Journey from Innocence to Experience in major Indo-Anglian Novelists". He has attended various conferences, seminars and workshops of National and International standards. He has also contributed his articles extensively to various journals and, anthologies on fiction and poetry. Apart from his critical writings, he has a good number of poems published both in English and Hindi. His areas of interest, include Indian Writing in english, Modern Fiction, and Modern Peotry and Criticism. Besides his keen interest in literature, he is actively involved in carrying, out research in the areas of Technical and communication English. Dr. Mishra is a Life Member of All India Association of English Studies. He is also a member of All India Studies in contemporry Literature. Since October 2000-Dr. Mishra has been an Assistant Professor, languages Group in Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, (Raj.) He is also the co-editor of BITSCAN-Semester News, a bi-annual newsletter published from the institute. He has also co-edited proceedings of National Seminar on Communication, held in October, 2004 and released in the form of a book " Communicating at Work: Shifting Paradigm and Emerging Trends'

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Title Rainbow Redemption: New Bearings in Indian English Poetry
Author Binod Mishra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.12.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184350180
length xxvi+304p., References; Index; 23cm.