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The Poetry of Keki N. Daruwalla: A Critical Study

Ravi Nandan Sinha (Author) A.N. Dwivedi (Editor)
Synopsis The Poetry of Keki N. Daruwalla: A Critical Study is a detailed analysis of the work of the poet, a major contemporary Indian English writer. The book explores the various aspects of Daruwalla’s poetry such as, its social dimension, its use of motifs of death and violence and its exceptional ability to create a sense of place and character. The book also discusses Daruwalla’s poetic craft. The study takes into account Daruwalla’s books from Under Orion to A Summer of Tigers. Keki N. Daruwalla has established himself as an important voice in Indian English Poetry. The richness, power and complexity of his poetry place him in the same category as the best anywhere in the world. He is a poet with a powerfully developed social conscience whose humanism is expressed in form that is evocative, subtle and oblique. His poetry broadens the imaginative range of the reader and adds a new experiential dimension to his life. It has a thematic universality with a rich sub-surface web of signification. In this study the author attempts to analyze the historical, social and philosophical roots out of Daruwalla’s poetry grows. The comprehensive analysis of Daruwalla’s poetry in the book will make it useful to students, scholars and teachers in Indian universities.
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About the authors

Ravi Nandan Sinha

Ravi Nandan Sinha, Reader and Head, Department of English, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi has been teaching for twenty-five years. He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Ranchi. He is a poet, literary critic and translator. His poetry and literary criticism have been published in reputed journals of India as well as those of U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Korea and so on. His poetry has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese. He has translated Hindi poetry into English. His translation of Mahendra Bhatnagar’s poetry has recently been published under the title ‘Exuberance and Other Poems’ from Delhi. He has nine books and over forty scholarly papers to his credit. Since 1987, he has been the Editor of The Quest, an established Indian journal devoted to Indian writing in English.

A.N. Dwivedi

Born in 1943 and educated at the University of Allahabad, Amar Nath Dwivedi has been teaching graduate and post-graduate classes since 1965, presently at the University of Allahabad, where he is a Reader in English. A recipient of State Bursary for four years (1961-65), he was awarded Teachers’ Research Grant by the ASRC (Hyderabad) in 1972 and Ph.D. in 1975 on his dissertation “Indian Thought and Tradition in T.S. Eliot’s Poetry”, which was later published in both India and Austria with a Foreword by Prof. Grover Smith of the Duke University, USA. Dr. Dwivedi has published about a dozen books and fifty-five research papers and articles. His articles and papers have appeared in such prestigious journals and periodicals at WLWE (USA), Explicator (USA), JSAL (USA), Reviews Journals (Austr.), The Aryan Path, Indian Literature, and The Banasthali Patrika. His translations of Hindi poetry have appeared in Voices of Emergency (edited by Prof. John O. Perry, 1982) and in The Poetry of R.L. Khandelwal ‘Tarun’ (1991). Dr. Dwivedi is listed in the International Who’s Who (“Men of achievement” and “Register of Intellectuals”) of Cambridge, UK, in the Book of Honor published by the ABI, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, USA and in the International Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement of Cambridgeshire, England. He has participated in a number of national seminars and conferences and has delivered talks and recited poems over the AIR. He is on the board of advisers for the literary journals, New Literary Horizons and Canopy.

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Title The Poetry of Keki N. Daruwalla: A Critical Study
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176462942
length xiv+173p., Bibliography; Index; 23 cm.