Thursday, September 29, 2022

Annapurna Sarma

Contemporary Poets in Indian English-10

Annapurna Sarma is a writer to reckon with while dealing with Indian writing in English. We find a graphic description of a beggar and his life in her poem “Why Did He Stop Coming?” Sound of the beggar’s stick, his tattered and sick appearance, how he lived a lonely life in misery and poverty but wished everybody to be happy are portrayed well.

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Feminine empathy as that of Jane Austen is seen prominently in many of her poems. She has an eye for realistic detail. She sounds romantic and wants the pines to hug her in her poem “One Day I Will Reach You”. She calls it ‘embosoming’. This is sensitive and creative use of language.

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She portrays the feelings of a woman without children in her poem “Sounds” with vivid images of paddy cutter, dove, yogini and flies comparing them with the sounds made by an ‘unborn child’.

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Rajendra Singh Baisthakur
Rajendra Singh Baisthakur
Rajendra Singh Baisthakur had been a Lecturer in English. He is a poet, critic and translator. His interests are Literature, Philosophy and social media.

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