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R. Raj Rao brings into play all the senses in focusing on an India which makes no concessions to the travel agent's romance or the aid agencies' image of defeated despair.

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Author(s)
R. Raj Rao
ISBN
9780948833496
Pages
56
Price
£7.99
Classification
Poetry
Setting
India
Date published
1 Jun 1992

R. Raj Rao brings into play all the senses in focusing on an India which makes no concessions to the travel agent's romance or the aid agencies' image of defeated despair. As Nissim Ezekiel writes, 'Images of India, convincingly realistic, proliferate in these poems. We confront a variety of attitudes and values, which add up to a distinct personality and voice. There is no compromise with romantic urges. The inner search and its poetic expression are appropriately related; rough, sharp, ironic sometimes, and always serious.'

David Dabydeen writes: 'This is finely crafted poetry which yet astonishes with its fierce scatological energy.'

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R. Raj Rao

R. Raj Rao is Reader in the Department of English, University of Poona. His doctorate involved a comparative study of the writing of Whitman and Tagore. In 1990 he was awarded a Nehru Centenary Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral studies at the Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick. He is the author of Ten Indian Writers in Interview and editor (with S. Pandey) of Images of India in the Indian Novel in English 1960-1985 (1993).

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