study of Indian English
poets
BY
MUKESH KAMBLE
RAMESH KADU
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Objectives
• To enhance the ability of students to grasp
hidden meaning.
• To help student in acquiring the
competence of poetic devices.
• To understand life of english poets of india.
INTRODUCTION
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Rabindranath Tagore
Born on 7th may 1861 in Kolkata.Tagore
was already writing poems at age of
eight.As a author of Gitanjali.He was first
Non European who was awarded the
Nobel Prize for literature in 1913 .
Arundhati Roy
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Arundhati Roy (born November 24, 1961) is an Indian novelist, activist and a world
citizen. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel The God of Small Things.
Roy was born in Shillong, Meghalaya to a Keralite Syrian Christian mother and a
Bengali Hindu father, a tea planter by profession. She spent her childhood in
Aymanam, in Kerala, schooling in Corpus Christi. She left Kerala for Delhi at age 16,
and embarked on a homeless lifestyle, staying in a small hut with a tin roof within the
walls of Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla and making a living selling empty bottles. She then
proceeded to study architecture at the Delhi School of Architecture, where she met
her first husband, the architect Gerard Da Cunha.
The God of Small Things is the only novel written by Roy. Since winning the Booker
Prize, she has concentrated her writing on political issues. These include the
Narmada Dam project, India's Nuclear Weapons, corrupt power company Enron's
activities in India. She is a figure-head of the anti-globalization/alter-globalization
movement and a vehement critic of neo-imperialism.
In response to India's testing of nuclear weapons in Pokhran, Rajasthan, Roy wrote
The End of Imagination, a critique of the Indian government's nuclear policies. It was
published in her collection The Cost of Living, in which she also crusaded against
India's massive hydroelectric dam projects in the central and western states of
Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. She has since devoted herself solely to
nonfiction and politics, publishing two more collections of essays as well as working
for social causes.
Dilip Chitre
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Dilip Chitre 71 years old died on 10 December, 2009 around 3:30 a.m suffering from cancer for
over five years. Dilip Chitre was one of the foremost Indian writers and critics to emerge in the
post Independence era. Apart from being a very important bilingual writer, writing in Marathi and
English, he was also a painter and filmmaker.
Born in the erstwhile princely state of Baroda (Gujarat) in September 1938, Chitre published his
first collection of poems at the age of 22.
His well-known works include “Ekun Kavita”, a collection of poems in Marathi, and “Travelling in
the Cage” in English.
Chitre’s renowned work was “Says Tuka”, the English translation of the poems by famous 17th
century saint-poet of Maharashtra Sant Tukaram, and “Anubhavamrut”, the works of the 12th
century saint-poet Sant Dnyaneshwar.
Dabbling in the entertainment world, Chitre was associated in various capacities with several
movies such as: “Vijeta” (story-screenplay), “Godam” (direction, music), “Ardh Satya” (theme
song), in addition to several short films and documentaries.
Several of his works were translated into foreign languages like French, German and Spanish.
Over the years, he also worked as a teacher in Ethiopia and later as a copy editor in an
advertising agency. He also painted and sculpted and held exhibitions.
Widely travelled around the world, he was conferred several national and international honours.
Union Minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said his death was an
“irreparable loss” to the state.
Chitre’s funeral shall be held later Thursday in Pune.
Salman Rushdie
• Biography
• Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on
19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at
Rugby in England, and read History at King's College,
Cambridge, where he joined the Cambridge Footlights
theatre company. After graduating, he lived with his
family who had moved to Pakistan in 1964, and worked
briefly in television before returning to England,
beginning work as a copywriter for an advertising
agency. His first novel, Grimus, was published in 1975.
Arun Kolatkar
• अरुण बालकृष्ण कोलटकर) (November 1, 1932 September 25, 2004) was a poet from Maharashtra,
India. Writing in both Marathi and English, his poems
found humor in many everyday matters. His poetry had
an influence on modern Marathi poets. His first book of
English poetry, Jejuri, is a collection 31 poems pertaining
to a visit of his to a religious place with the same name
Jejuri in Maharashtra; the book won Commonwealth
Writers' Prize in 1977[1]. His Marathi verse collection
Bhijki Vahi won a Sahitya Akademi Award in 2005. His
Collected Poems in English, edited by Arvind Krishna
Mehrotra, was published in Britain by Bloodaxe Books in
2010.
Sarojini Naidu
• Sarojini Chattopadhyay was born at Hyderabad on February 13,
1879 the eldest of a large family, all of whom were taught English at
an early age. At the age of twelve she passed the Matriculation of
the Madras University, and awoke to find herself famous throughout
India.
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Before she was fifteen the great struggle of her life began. Dr.
Govindurajulu Naidu, later to become her husband was, though of
an old and honourable family, not a Brahmin. The difference of caste
roused an equal opposition, not only on the side of her family, but of
his; and in 1895 she was sent to England, against her will, with a
special scholarship from the Nizam. She remained in England, with
an interval of travel in Italy, till 1898, studying first at King's College,
London, then, till her health again broke down, at Girton. She
returned to Hyderabad in September 1898, and in the December of
that year, to the scandal of all India, broke through the bonds of
caste, and married Dr. Naidu.
Nissim Ezekiel
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Ezekiel was born on 14 December 1924 in Bombay (Maharashtra). His
father, Moses Ezekiel, was a professor of botany at Wilson College, and his
mother was principal of her own school. The Ezekiels belonged to Mumbai's
Jewish community, known as the 'Bene Israel' . In 1947, Ezekiel earned an
BA in Literature from Wilson College, Mumbai, University of Mumbai. In
1947-48, he taught English literature and published literary articles. After
dabbling in radical politics for a while, he sailed to Uganda in November
1948. He studied philosophy at Birkbeck College. After a three and a half
years stay, Ezekiel worked his way home as a deck-scrubber aboard a ship
carrying arms to Indochina.
He married Daisy Gabriel in 1952. In the same year, Fortune Press
(Uganda) published his first collection of poetry, The Bad Day. He joined
The Illustrated Weekly of India as an assistant editor in 1953 and stayed
there for two years. Soon after his return from London, he published his
second book of verse Ten Poems. For the next 10 years, he also worked as
a broadcaster on Craft and literature for All India Radio
Keki Daruwala
• Keki Nasserwanji Daruwalla was born in Lahore (now in
Pakistan), in 1937. His father N.C. Daruwalla, was an
eminent professor, who taught in Government College
Lahore. After the Partition, his family left Punjab while his
elder brother stayed back, and moved to Junagadh in
Gujarat, then to Rampur[disambiguation needed]. As a
result he grew up studying in various schools and
mediums and started writing short stories in school.[5]
• He obtained his master's degree in English Literature
from Government College, Ludhiana, University of
Punjab.
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study of Indian English poets