New Release: Making of The Indian Muse Context and Perspectives in Indian Poetry in English

 

 

 

 

 Making of The Indian Muse Context and Perspectives in Indian Poetry in English Edited by Goutam Karmakar 2019  pp 427

Though at the very outset Indian English Poetry imitated the patterns of the British poetry, over the decades the genre has evolved along with Indian ethos and bears a distinctive feature and sensibilities. Since without understanding the nuances of this genre one can’t explore its diversity, the present volume attempts to explore its various dimensions, studying it from numerous perspectives. The book begins with an overview of Indian English Poetry, and moves on to explore the various themes of Pre and Post-Independence period of this genre the writers discussed in the book include Toru Dutt, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Sarojini Naidu, Shiv K.  Kumar, Nissim Ezekiel, Bibhu Padhi, Jayanta Mahapatra, A.K. Ramanujan, P. Lal, Arun Kolatkar, Kamala Das, Meena Alexande, R. Parthasarathy, Keki N. Daruwalla,Dilip Chitre, Dom Moraes, Adil Jussawalla, Agha Shahid Ali, Vikram Seth, R.Raj Rao,  Sujata Bhatt, Yuyutsu Sharma, Robin S Ngangom and Ranjit Hoskote.

A must read for all interested in the making of the Indian Muse.

A ground breaking volume that offers new and surprising insights into canonical writers as well as introducing less known (albeit equally interesting) authors…This book is highly recommended to any scholar of Indian literature.

-Elisabetta Marino, Associate Professor of English Literature, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy.

Goutam Karmakar has curated a much-needed critical collection that traces the history of modern Indian poetry in English…The span and erudition of this collection is impressive for it shows both the concordances and discordances in the rich literary history of Indian writing in English, tracing a lineage of poetic creation that has canonicity and craft on the level of any Western nation. This is a welcome addition to our scholarship, deepening the depth of our learning and freeing the streams of our wisdom into flow.

–Ravi Shankar, Poet, Editor, Drunken Boat

Young Indian Poet and Critic, Goutam Karmakar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College, Sidhu-Kanhu-Birsha University, West Bengal, India.
A PhD Research Scholar at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Durgapur (NITD), India, Goutam is an Associate of Setu: A Bilingual & Peer-Reviewed Journal of Literature, Arts & Culture published from Pittsburgh, USA and interview editor of Verbal Art: A Global Journal Devoted to Poets & poetry and Phenomenal Literature: A Global Journal Devoted to Language & Literature.
Widely published scholar, he specializes in Indian Literature in English, Marxism and Post Marxism, Postmodern and Postcolonial literature, Gender Studies, Ecocritical Studies, Dalit literature, Mythology, Folklore and Culture Studies.

Contributors
Abina Habib is an Assistant Professor, the Department of English, Amar Singh College, Srinagar, India. She has received her doctorate from University of Kashmir. Her current research interests include the history and appropriation of English language, literacy studies and the impact of globalization on native literature.
Aparna Ajith is a Ph.D. Research Scholar in English at the Central University of Rajasthan, India. Her area of specialization is Comparative Literature and her interest lies in Gender, Diaspora, Film and Culture studies.
Bonosree Majhi is an Assistant Professor of English at Memari College, Burdwan East. She is also a PhD research scholar of English literature at Burdwan University, WB, India.
Chaitali Giri is working as a Guest Lecturer in English at M.U.C. Women’s College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India.
Debaditya Mukhopadhyay is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Manikchak College, WB, India.
Durba Mukherjee is a PhD Research Scholar at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.
Durga Patva is a PhD research Scholar of English literature at University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India.
Ebrahim SK is a research scholar, working in the Department of English, A.M.U., Aligarh. He has qualified for Junior Research Fellowship in Year 2015. His interested areas of study and research are Indian writings in English and Postmodern poetry.
Hemant Kumar Jha, Professor of English literature at Amity School of Liberal Arts, Amity University Gurgaon, India is a widely published author and has brough out several books, including, Hindu-Buddhist Festivals of Nepal, (Nirala, Reprint, 2019) and The World of Nirad C Chaudhary, Nirala ( Forthcoming)
Hemanga Dutta is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Contemporary English, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. He did his Masters and PhD in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and completed his Post Doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US in 2015 under the auspices of Nehru Fulbright fellowship. His research interests are Phonological theories, Phonetics phonology interface and Sociolinguistics.
Huzaifa Pandit is a PhD Scholar at the Department of English, University of Kashmir, India.
Indrani Chakraborty is an Assistant professor and Head of the Department in Prabhu Jagatbandhu College. She did her MPhil on Selected Texts of Amitav Ghosh analyzing his style of representing the Subaltern. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the University of Calcutta. Her special area of interest is Fin De Siècle Speculative Fiction.
Jimmy Sharma is an Assistant Professor (English), University College, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India
Manisha Bhattacharya is a PhD Research Scholar at the Department of English, Presidency University, Kolkata, India.
Monika Manidarshan is an Assistant Professor of English, Shree L.R. / Tiwari College of Engineering, Kankia Park, Mira Road (East), Thane -401 107 (MS).
Nahid Kaiser is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Pankti Desai is an Assistant Professor of English at Dr. S & S.S. Ghandhy Government Engineering College, Surat, Gujarat, India.
Parneet Jaggi teaches English at Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Government College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. A gold medalist in Indian classical music as well as English literature, she has published several books, including, Euphonies of Heart and Soul (Allahabad: Cyberwit, 2013), Live Love Light (Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 2014) and Show Me How Not to Grow (Allahabad: Cyberwit, 2017). Her work has appeared in several journals including The Enchanting Verses International Journal, the Taj Mahal Review, Contemporary Literary Review India, and The Criterion.
Prasun Maji is pursuing his PhD on American Women Writers of Pakistani origin at Bankura University. He teaches as a Guest Faculty at M.U.C.Women’s College, Burdwan, India. His areas of interest include Translation Studies, South Asian Diaspora, Shakespearean Studies, Indian English Fiction and post 1950s British literature.
Rima Ghosh is an Assistant Professor in English, Swami Niswambalananda Girls’ College, Bhadrakali, Uttarpara, Hooghly WB, India and a PhD Research Scholar at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.
Rimpa Roy teaches at the Department of English, Subhas Chandra Bose Centenary College, University of Kalyani, Murshidabad, WB, India.
S. Barathi teaches English literature at Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre, Sastra University, Kumbakonam, India.
Santanu Ganguly is working as an Associate Professor of English at Netaji Nagar Day College, Kolkata. He has received an M Phil and a PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata on the works of Sarojini Naidu. He was UGC Junior and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of English, Jadavpur University from 1999 to 2003. His areas of interest are Old English literature, Medieval English literature, Drama and Indian Writing in English. He has guest-edited an issue of the Journal of the Department of English, University of Calcutta and has also completed a UGC-Sponsored Minor Research Project on Old English Literature.
Seema Sarkar is an Associate Professor at theDepartment of English, Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, India.
Subhas Chandra Dasgupta is a former Associate Professor at the Department of English, Raiganj University.
Sudhir K. Arora teaches English at Maharaja Harishchandra PG College, Moradabad. He has published Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English.
Sutanuka Ghosh Roy is an Assistant Professor in English at Tarakeswar Degree College Tarakeswar, Hooghly, WB, India.
T. Vaudeva Reddy is a renowned poet, critic, and novelist of international repute. His poems have appeared in various journals in different countries. He is the subject of doctoral dissertations and research papers.
Tanima Shome is a PhD Research Scholar at the Department of English, DSB Campus Kumaun University, Nainital, India.
Timothy Jairaj is pursuing his Post Graduate degree in English language and literature at The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. He learned how to read poetry during his graduation at St. Joseph’s college in Bangalore, and it has become his most cherished research interest apart from Gender studies and Critical Discourse analysis.

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