ISBN : 9780198066804
Nineteenth century Indian poetry in English has often been dismissed as imitative, tepid, and unpatriotic. This anthology changes that perception by re-mapping the English poetic aesthetics of nineteenth and early twentieth century India. Covering a wide range of genres-lyrical epics, legends, ballads, among others-this anthology includes the works of, among others, Henry Derozio, Kasiprasad Ghose, the Dutt brothers 'Shoshee, Govin, and Greece', B.M. Malabari, Toru Dutt, Joseph Furtado, Sarojini Naidu Annaji, Beram Saklatvala, Samuel Solomon, and Raman Vakil. This volume also includes a detailed Introduction which re-contextualizes the lives and times of the poets in socio-historical perspective. Additionally, the inclusion of select pieces like Derezio's letter of resignation, Macaulay's famous minute on education, and a profile of the well-known trade unionist S.H. Jhabvala, among others add value to this anthology.
INTRODUCTION HENRY DEROZIO / KASIPRASAD GHOSE / SHOSHEE CHUNDER DUTT / GOVIN CHUNDER DUTT / GREECE CHUNDER DUT / RAM SHARMA / B. M. MALABARI / TORU DUTT / MANMOHAN GHOSE / JOSEPH FURTADO /SAROJINI NAIDU / DHAN GOPAL MUKHERJI / HARINDRANATH CHATTOPADHYAYA / RUSTAM B. PAYMASTER / JEHANGIR RUSTOMJI PATELL / S.H. JHABVALA / ANNAJI / BERAM SAKLATVALA / FREDOON KABRAJI / SAMUEL SOLOMON / RAMAN VAKIL / KAPIL P.THAKKAR O APPENDICES: MACAULAY'S MINUTE ON EDUCATION / LETTER OF RESIGNATION BY HENRY DEROZIO / BENGALI WRITERS OF ENGLISH VERSE: A RECORD AND AN APPRECIATION / THE INDIAN MUSE IN ENGLISH GARB / THE STORY OF S.H. JHABVALA: A HUMANITARIAN TRADE UNIONIST / CONGRESS DITTIES AND OTHER RHYMES