Poetry In English Poetry

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The advent of the British brought with it their language that became an integral part of Indian culture, and such was the influence of the language that Indians started to write their own literature in English. Even before Macaulay’s famous recommendations for English education, and the British Government’s subsequent decision on March 7th, 1835 to implement English education in India there was a keen desire to study and use English in poetry and prose forms among Indians. However being a foreign language that got adopted, the beginnings of Indian Writing in English saw a pronounced imitative style that never allowed the Indian English to become a vehicle of the true expression of “Indian-ness” so closely was it linked to the Byronic and Tennysonian…show more content…
Also the inclusion of colloquial and common speech in his poetry was his reaction to his use of hyper-modernism in earlier poetry. Chitre has also commented that such poetry could be considered as an Indian equivalent of the humorous pop poetry and the neo-Dada poetry of the 1960s. Such poetry lacks depth and openly uses stereotypes coupled with humour and portrays reality by way of popular culture. An example of such poetry would be ‘Three Cups of Tea’, originally written in Bombay-Hindi later translated by the poet into parody tough-guy American…show more content…
Kala Ghoda is the area that runs from the Regal circle to the University of Mumbai forming a crescent. Over the years, Kala Ghoda has come to be impulsively identified with its festival an interactive cultural blend spanning across the months of November to January, which brings works from varied fields of music, dance, theatre, film and art from across the country for citizens of Mumbai. In Kolatkar’s poetry we get to see quite a different picture of this much famed art district of Mumbai. The lives at the periphery gradually start coming to the fore, there is a resurrection of the rubbish, the rejected. It is a much darker world than what is shown to us in Jejuri. The dramatis personae of the poems are humble folk, a parade of social outcastes, the one-eyed baby bather, the dog, the crow, the tart, the leper, the blind man, the rat poison man, the hash-seller and so

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