Understanding Indianness in Indian English Poetry requires an understanding of India first – Alok Mishra

“When I first read about this concept in M. K. Naik’s book, I was curious to inquire further. Indianness in Indian English Poetry is my research topic now. The deeper I go into this abyss, the more I know about India.” Tells Alok Mishra, a noted Indian English poet and literary critic, about his acquaintance… Continue reading

Meet Ramachandran Rajasekharan – a poet who observes the world around him & composes poetry that reflects all of us

The title of this article might not seem extraordinary. Any poet does the same. Isn’t it? Observing the world around oneself and then writing about it is the job of a poet. However, there are certain things that make our poet of interest, Ramachandran Rajasekharan, a different kind of poet. Many readers will notice such… Continue reading

William Blake and the art of ‘making’ a book happen – from the archives of literature

How many of us know William Blake as a poet? Well, realistically, barring those who are from a literary background, seldom anyone knows the importance that William Blake had added to his existence as a poet. However, the few people who know William Blake must know him as a poet only. Nevertheless, there were many… Continue reading

Moving for Moksha: Poetry Collection by Alok Mishra – Book Review

Indian English poetry has been moving in phases. However, no certain path has been there to be traced – the growth of Indian English poetry has been there without tags, classifications, collective ideological conscience or uniform idea. Nevertheless, there have been English poets in India who have done their best in bringing out their expressive… Continue reading