Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The making of the Poet. 3. The development of technique. 4. The making of Indian English idiom. 5. A critique of A Whiteness of Bone. 6. Poetry in the mid-nineties. 7. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
"The Poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra is an incisive and well researched book. It makes an in-depth study of the poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra from Close the Sky Ten by Ten to Shadow Space. Various aspects of his poetry ranging from thematic study to technical accomplishment have been discussed here with insight and precision. The concluding chapter seeks to evaluate Mahapatra as a Modernist, Post-Modernist and finally, a Post-Colonial poet. This is an invaluable book on Mahapatra’s poetry." (jacket)