The only thing worse than watching your own culture disappear is to see your own grandchildren not knowing a single thing about their native culture. The speaker of the poem A Different History, by an Indian Poet named Sujata Bhatt, expresses her feelings towards the change of her culture after the
Explore the ideas in the poem A Different History by Sujata Bhatt.
Sujata Bhatt reflects and explores on the ideas of ‘culture, ‘values’, human struggle, religion combined with its beliefs and acquisition of foreign or strange language. Bhatt invites the readers and takes them through the cul
In the poem A Different History Bhatt strikingly conveys ideas about culture and Indian culture specifically. Bhatt does it through showing Indian culture through books as well as talking about books themselves. Also she represents Indian culture through its Gods, who become angry when British colon
In ‘Search For My Tongue’, another poem by Sujata Bhatt, she talks of the strangeness and difficulty of having two languages, and the fear of losing her “mother tongue”, the language she was brought up to speak by her mother. Bhatt was born in India in 1956, moved to the USA in 1968, and now
Comment closely on “A Different History”, paying particular attention to how Bhatt presents differences.
In the poem “A Different History” by Sujata Bhatt, the poet speaks about culture identity, the importance of language, and religion. Bhatt describes the history of India during the...
How does the poet explore the idea of contrast in “A Different History”?
Sujata Bhatt expresses contrast in the title of the poem; “A Different History”. The word “A” is an indefinite article which shows transience which means you can change it whereas the word “History” means that it’s...
A Different History by Sujata Bhatt
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This poem is written by Sujata Bhatt who emigrated from India. This poem is about the British Colonization in India and importance of religions and culture in India. There are 2 seperat
A different History
The poem 'A different History', written by Sujata Bhatt is written post the British colonisation of India. The poem is based on Indian religion and a bit of Greek mythology. The poem talks about different cultures, mainly Indian and the colonisation of Ind
The poetess Sujata Bhatt, while writing this poem has given importance to the culture and various religions in India. She has emphasized in her poem by repeating words and questions and thereby making her poem stronger. She writes about Indian traditions, lost identities, importance of...
A Different History
* By Sujata Bhatt
She explores values and believes
She gives the universal theme of “acceptance of all cultures”.
Lines run in religious and relevant tome but the poet immediately shifts to bitterness and wonder.
She uses free verse, repeated words and questions to
Commentary – A Different History (by Sujata Bhatt)
‘A different history’ by Sujata Bhatt is a poem written about the social and political concern of the lost of cultural identical renouciation of Indian identity. The poet has used sentence pattern, motifs, symbolisms and imagery predominantly
A Different History
By Sujata Bhatt
In the poem 'A Different History' Sujata Bhatt expresses her emotions in many different ways on the sensitive topic on how India became a British colonie. Bhatt starts with talking of the peaceful life as a god living in India with the example of saying...
The poem begins with “Great Pan is not dead; he simply emigrated to India” The delivery of this line as well as the meaning of these opening lines should be noted: where the confidently stated sentence creates a critical tone. The pause mode shows how the narrator firstly wants to dismiss any mi
The poet explores the relationship between cultural identity and language. When you speak a language you also learn its culture. Lines 19 and 20 sum up the theme. Which language has not been the oppressor’s tongue? When another country is the conquerer, that country brings its language
Sujata Bhatt (b. 1956) grew up in Pune but emigrated with her family to the United States in 1968. She studied in the States receiving an MFA from the University of Iowa and went on to be writer-in-residence at the University of Victoria, Canada. More recently she was visiting fellow at Dickinson Co
The main idea in Continuum is that everything is continuous and in a constant movement, a continuum is regular and the world is also on “a continuum”. This is shown by the structure of the stanzas and the use of enjambment which represents the idea of things always flowing just like a...
A Different History
By- Suajata Bhatt
The poem ‘A Different History’ is set in India. In the first paragraph the poet describes how the world is developing at a fast pace and leaving behind culture, morals, value, spirituality etc. But India on the other hand has managed to sustain its tradi
A Different story-Sujata Bhatt
The poem a different story was written by Sujata Bhatt, who was born on the 6th May 1956 in Ahmedabad, and brought up in Pune until 1968. Many of her poems have themes of love and violence. Bhatt explores issues such as racism and the interaction between Asian, Europ
In A Different History, the author emphasized the importance of mother tongue and expressed her resent towards cultural imperialism. The whole poem is written like a warning to many groups of people as well as disagreement towards the colonists.
In the first three lines of stanza one,...
John Agard’s ‘Checking out me history’ is written in dialectical non-standard English, where he has tried to input the natural sounds and phrases of a Caribbean dialect. This is important because one of the major themes of the poem is that of his personal identity; this use of language...