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Indian Poetry: Modernism and After

 
K. Satchidanandan (Author)
Synopsis

This anthology takes stock of the Indian poetry of the five decades after independence, raises basic conceptual questions, examines paradigm shifts and interrogates the established canons by foregrounding marginalized voices. The papers presented at a Seminar examine the growth of modern sensibility in Indian poetry in specific linguistic contexts, relates it to general cultural issues and examines post-colonial avant-grade trends including the feminist and the Dalit movements. The papers are collected under three heads: 'Modernism in Retrospect' examines the historical, political and aesthetic aspects of modernism; ' After Modernism: Articulating Resistance' takes a close look at the alternative trends that challenge the status-quoist mainstream poetry; and 'Poetry as Discourse: Some General Issues' takes up some general issues concerning the present and future of poetry, including the problems of the translation of poetry.

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About the author

K. Satchidanandan

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.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Poetry: Modernism and After
Format Softcover
Date published: 07.10.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sahitya Akademy
Language: English
isbn 8126010924
length 370p.