Indian Poetry: Modernism and After

Item Code: IDE279
Author: Edited By K. Satchidanandan
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8126010924
Pages: 388
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.7" X 5.7"
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Book Description
From the Jacket:

This anthology of papers presented at a Seminar organissed by the Sahitya Akademi in March 1998, takes stock of the Indian poetry of the five decades after independence, raise basic conceptual questions, examines paradigm shifts and interrogates the established canons by foregrounding marginalized voice. The papers examine the growth of modern sensibility in Indian poetry in specific linguistic contexts, relates it to general cultural issues and esamines 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; '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. Contributors to the volume include Dilip Chitre, E. V. Ramakrishnan, Ramesh chandra shah, Makarand Paranjape, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Chandrakant Patil, M. Asaduddin, Lakshmi Kannan, Rajlukshmee Debee, K. D. Kurtkodi, P.P.Raveendran, S. Carlos, Sudheesh Pachauri and Udayan Vajpeyi among others.

About The Editor:

K. Satchidanandan who has edited this volume is a pioneer of modern poetry and criticism in Malayalam with 18 collections of poetry, two plays, 15 collections of critical articles and interviews and 15 collections of translated poetry. He ha four highly acclaimed collection of poetry in English translation: Summer Rain, How to Go to the Tao Temple, Imperfect and Other New Poems and So Many Births: Three Decades of Poetry. Some of his critical articles have been collected under the title Indian Literature: Positions and Propositions. Winner of ten state-level and national awards for literature, his works have been translated into several major Indian and foreign language and included in national and international anthologies. He has done reading and lectures in all major countries of Europe and Asia besides USA. Having been a Professor of English and the editor of Indian Literature, he now heads the Sahitya Akademi, the Indian National Academy of Letters.

        K. Satchidanandan
Key-note Address : A Home for Every Voice
        Dilip Chitre
Part One
Modernism in Retrospect
Tradition and Modernity: Modern Kannada Poetry
        K. D. Kurtkodis
The Politics of Modernism: Modern Kannada Poetry
        R. Shashidhar
The Politics of Modernism: The Case of Tamil
        S. Carlos (Tamilavan)
Modernity as/against Colonialism: Emergence of the Modernist Canon in Malayalam Poetry
        P. P. Raveendran
The Zoo Story: Colonialism, Patriarchy and Malayalam Poetic Discourse
        E. V. Ramakrishnan
'Nirala' and the Transition of Sensibility in Hindi Poetry
        Ramesh Chandra Shah
The Legacy of Modernism in Gujarati
        Chandrakant Topiwala
Tradition - Independence - Metropolis - Modernity - Freedom : Elusion and Illustion
        Dileep Jhaveri
History and Poetry: The Evolution of Poetry in Rajasthani
        Chandra Prakash Deval
Reflections on Changing Identity of Indian English Verse
        Makarand Paranjape
Contemporary Critical Doctrines, Indian Sensibility and Nissim Ezekeil
        Jagadish V. Dave
Part Two
After Modernism : Articulating Resistance
After Modernism: Marathi Poetry of the 80s and 90s
        Chandrashekhar Jahagirdar
Search for Native Tradition: Post - Colonialism. Poetry and Nativism - Marathi Context
        Chandrakant Patil
The Testament of the Tenth Muse: A Perspective of Feminine Sensibility and Sexuality among Indian Women Poets in English
        Rukmini Bhaya Nair
Beyond 'AMMA' and 'AKKA': Nourishing Self-definitions
        Vanamala Viswanatha
Gendered Sensibility: A Study of Telugu Women Poets
        M. Sridhar and Alladi Uma
Stepping in Her own Being: Two Women Poets in Hindi
        Sudheesh Pachauri
Eating, and Eating with, the Dalit: A Re-consideration Touching Upon Marathi Poetry
        Aniket Jaaware
Ethnic Assertions in Poetry
        Lakshmi Kannan
Part Three
Poetry as Discourse: Some General Issues
The Addresses of Poetry : Another Discourses
        Udayan Vajpeyi
Some Thoughts on Translating Meera
        Shama Futehally
Poetry in Translation: The Case of Urdu
        M. Asaduddin
Poetry in the Times of Technology and Science
        Nag Bodas
The Poetry of Future/The Future as Poetry
        Rajlukshmee Debee (Bhattacharya)
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