Indian English Poetry: from the Beginnings upto 2000
By M.K. Naik

This study attempts a concise and exciting critique of the entire range of Indian English Poetry, from its beginnings upto the year 2000. It comprises general surveys of periods and schools; evaluations of prominent poets; analyses of outstanding poems, long and short; and considerations of significant issues, such as Alienation and Indianness in respect of Indian English Poetry. Highly perceptive and eminently readable, the volume offers a holistic and integrated view of the indigenous blossoming of this genre.


M.K. Naik, former Professor and Chair-person of the Department of English at Karnatak University, Dharwad, is a distinguished scholar-critic. Apart from A History of Indian English Literature (1982, currently running in seventh edition), he has also published studies on the ‘Big Three’ of Indian English Fiction: Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan and Raja Rao. He has edited the Perspective Series, and authored five books of light verse under the nom de plume EMKEN. These include Indian Limericks and Beowulf and All That: An Unorthodox History of English Literature in Comic Verse. His latest publications include Indian English Literature 1980-2000: A Critical Survey (2002) and Twentieth Century Indian English Fiction (2004).

ISBN 81-85753-78-4           2009           180 pp           Rs. 700 (hb)