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M.A. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Paper V INDIAN WRITTING IN ENGLISH

Paper V – Indian Writing in English Objective: This paper will help the students to appreciate the variety and diversity of Indian writing in English in the twentieth century. Unit I Poetry Detailed Nissim Ezekiel : 1. The Company I Keep 2. Very -Indian Poem in Indian English 3. Poet, Lover, Bird Watcher 4. Night of the Scorpion A.K.Ramanujam : 1. Shakes 2 . A Poem on Particulars 3. A River 1. Under Another sky 2. River Once 3. Lines for a Photograph 1. Rose of God 2. Revelations 3. Transformation 1. Our Casuarina Tree 2. Lakshman 1. Summer woods 2. If you call me 3. The Soul's prayer 4. The Bird Sanctuary

R. Parthasarathy

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Sri. Aurobindo

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Non-detailed Toru Dutt Sarojini Naidu

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Henry L.V.Derozio College: 1. To the Pupils of the Hindu 2. The Harp of India 3. Chorus of Brahmins 4. Song of he Hindustanee Minstrel (Poems are from Contemporary Indian Poetry in English ed. by Peeradina, Macmillan) Unit II Drama

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Detailed Girish Karnad Non-detailed Badal Surcar

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Tugulaq Evam Indrajit

Unit III Prose Detailed Balaram Gupta, ed Links Indian Prose in English (Macmillan) 1-6 Essays. Non-detailed Dr.Sudhar Pandey, Dr.Thridar, B.Gokale. Vidya S.Netrakanti, ed. Rose Petal Selections from Jawaharlal Nehru (OUP) Unit IV Fiction Fiction R.K.Narayan Anita Desai : : The Guide Where shall we go for this summer?

Unit V Criticism Adil Jussawalla : The New Poetry (From Readings in Commonwealth Literature By William Walsh), David Mccutchion : Must Indian Poetry in English Always follow England? (From Critical Essays on Indian Writing in English ed M.K.Naik)

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UNIT I

POETRY Lesson - 1
NISSIM EZEKIEL Contents
1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES INTRODUCTION LIFE AND WORKS OF NISSIM EZEKIEL THE COMPANY I KEEP VERY INDIAN POEM IN INDIAN POET, LOVER, BIRD WATCHER NIGHT OF THE SCORPION NISSIM EZEKIEL AS A POET LET US SUM UP LESSON END ACTIVITY REFERENCES

1.0

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The main aim of this lesson is to introduce Nissim Ezekiel; one of the most important poets whose works occupie significant place in post independce Indian Literatures.

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INTRDOCUTION

The Indo - Anglian poetry is said to be essen-tially Indian and everything else afterwards. It expre-sses the essence of Indian personality and is also very sensitive to the changes of its national climate and it voices the aspirations and the joys and sorrows of Indians. It has been opined, that the Indo - Anglian poets are of two factions. The neo-modernists and the neo-symbolists. The outlook of the former is coloured by humanism and irony and that of the latter is imbued with mysticism and sublimity, but a perfect blend is achieved by the two groups in the realms of beauty. A perfect example, of anlndo - Anglian poet, who was able to arrive at a synthesis between the two factions of poetry, is none other than Sarojini Naidu, for she took her stance in the neutral, middle ground, between the sacred and profane sphere of poetry4 she was at home in both the worlds and found them united in the realms of poetry. Its possible to gain a proper perspective of the development of Indian feminine poetic tradition, only if it is considered with reference to the chang-ing position of women in India. The very term Women poets implies an attempt to isolate women poets from men poets, and consider them in a group only on the basis of sex, some critics have wondered as to whether there is 2

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anything like feminine sensibility, feminine experiences and feminine ways of...
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