Contents: Preface. 1. The voice of Bengal turns the voice of the globe: Rabindranath Tagore's political evaluation/S.K. Paul. 2. The sources of philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore/T.K. Basu. 3. The Indian philosophy and Indianism in Sri Aurobindo's Savitri/S.K. Paul. 4. The quest for female identity in the poems of Kamala Das/Aroonima Sinha. 5. The Eunuchs' world of vacant ecstasy: Kamala Das's Wasteland/Jayakrishnan Nair. 6. Awakening "Mother" India the writings of Kamala Das: a clarion call to empower the passive women in Post-Colonial India/M.P. Devika. 7. Kamala Das' existential predicament/Tasneem Anjum. 8. Vignettes of Indian life: an analysis of the select poems of Nissim Ezekiel/C. Anna Latha Devi. 9. From self-laceration to self-realization: a study of Nissim Ezekiel's poetry/Manju Roy. 10. The poetry of urban experience: a study of Nissim Ezekiel and Kamala Das/K.S. Jha. 11. The language of Nissim Ezekiel/Syed Md. Rafique Azam. 12. Annotating the reality of the Indian context: a study of the poetry of Nissim Ezekiel, Keki N. Daruwalla, Adil Jussawalla and Gieve Patel/Sunanda Sinha. 13. Jayant Mahapatra: a poet of competent craft/Amar Nath Prasad. 14. In the shackles of convention and destiny: women in the poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra/Neha Misra. 15. A note of suffering in the poetry of Shiv K. Kumar/D.C. Chambial. 16. Contemporary trends in modern Indo-Anglian poetry: with special reference to Nagarjun, the Hindi poet/Anita Ghosh. 17. Social consciousness in modern Indian English poetry/Sharad Rajimwale. 18. Trends of mysticism in contemporary Indian poetry in English/D.K. Mandal. 19. On the subversion of patriarchy in Indian women's poetry in English/Swati Guleria. Index.
"Indian Poetry in English: Roots and Blossoms is a collection of scholarly articles contributed by teachers and scholars of English literature. Each and every paper included in this book is an exhaustive and comprehensive study of the matter concerned. Most of these papers have been presented in the various seminars and conferences. The book will certainly find a warm reception in the hands of the readers." (jacket)