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Arundhati Subramaniam

Contemporary Poets in Indian English-7

Arundhati Subramaniam is a renowned and awarded poet, author and critic. Her books are translated into many languages. She is a non-conformist and can dwell in Keatsian ‘Negative Capability’ as seen in her lines ‘content sometimes with the question mark’.

Also read: Jeet Thayil

A person needs unusual composure and spiritual stamina to remain in such uncertainties. She is content with both the known and the unknown ‘a clause that leaves room for reminiscence and surprise’. For her ‘leaving no footprints’ is also ‘a way of keeping faith’.

Also read: Shiv Kumar

This feeling will be there in a spiritually advanced state of mind in which a person is relieved of even the desire for God’s grace. Her spiritual depth explains her association with Sadguru. In her poem “Strategist” she tells us how we have to exercise our mind and body to prevent them from becoming sick.

Also read: Keiki Daruwala

One needs to be on guard like a strategist by dwelling in the present to counter different negative emotions like fear, envy etc. that wait within to cripple us.

Also read: Jayant Mahapatra

Also read: Nissim Ezekiel

Also read: A. K. Ramanujan

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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