A Critical Assessment of the Poetry of Keki N Daruwalla

Author(s): L. Rameshwor Singh

  • Language:
  • English
  • Genre(s):
  • Other TextbooksLiterature & Culture
  • ISBN13:
  • 9789355743107
  • ISBN10:
  • 9355743106
  • Format:
  • Paperback
  • Trim:
  • 8x10
  • Pages:
  • 226
  • Publication date:
  • 18-Aug-2022

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Keki Nassirwanji Daruwalla, one of the foremost poets and writers of India, is widely known as a poet of landscapes. His poem deals with many social issues and violence is rampant everywhere as the poet says "I can smell violence in the air/like the lash of coming rain". The poet also draws the attention of readers about the present day conditions of women. He is a poet who observe and record many aspects and incidents of life happening in the society. His long years' experiences as a police officer are converted into poetry with his great poetic talent and craftsmanship. He highlights the loss of moral and ethical values in modern men-women relationship. The poet also describes the landscape of the river Ganga where many incidences take place from morning to night. Varanasi, an important pilgrimage site of Hindu, on the bank of Ganga, becomes a place of pollutions where people wash away the dirt and throw waste materials into the river carelessly. Ganga has been praised for her divine quality and in the myth she is worshipped as a goddess who has the power to wash away all sins and redeem all mankind. But the polluted and unhealthy site brings disillusionment to the poet.

L. Rameshwor Singh

L. Rameshwor Singh

Dr. L. Rameshwor Singh was born in Imphal, East Manipur, India and graduated from DM College of Arts, Imphal in English honours in 1992. He did his MA in English from Manipur University in 1994 and M.Phil. from Madurai Kamaraj University in 2007 and Ph.D. from CMJ University Meghalaya in 2019 respectively. At present he is working as assistant professor and Head Department of English Presidency College Motbung Indian.

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