Keki.N.Daruwalla and his inclination towards Postmodernism

  • Goutam Karmakar Karmakar Department of English, Bhagilata High School (H.S) Raiganj, Uttar dinajpur, West Bengal, India
Keywords: Nature, Human Passion, Poverty, Death, Irony

Abstract

In his definition of poetry, Keki.N.Daruwalla clearly states that he adopts poetry into the stride and he does not consider it from sentimental and emotional point of view. Close observation of surroundings along with landscapist presentation make his poetry everlasting and touching. So many themes are present in his poetry and he always wants to classify himself along with the postmodern writers. His presentation of Indian landscape, nature, socio-cultural scenario, family relation, human passion and presentation of Indian woman in a new way seal his place among postmodernists. Apart from these, satire, humour and irony are also very much present in his poetry. As he has travelled a long way to reach the pedestal of glory and he is successful in doing it. In this paper, I have attempted to highlight the points where Daruwalla tends towards Postmodernism.

Author Biography

Goutam Karmakar Karmakar, Department of English, Bhagilata High School (H.S) Raiganj, Uttar dinajpur, West Bengal, India

Department of English, Bhagilata High School (H.S)
Raiganj, Uttar dinajpur, West Bengal, India

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Published
2015-05-13
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