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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

India, Poetry of

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V. Dharwadker

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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..., Poetry of I. Ancient Period (ca. 1200 bce –1200 ce ) II. Middle Period (ca. 1200–1800 ce ) III. Modern Period (since ca. 1800) The term Indian poetry commonly refers to an immense and diverse body of poetry produced on the Indian subcontinent and by authors of subcontinental origin, since about 1200 bce . Also known as South Asia, this region is now divided into seven nations (incl. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) and is as large and varied as western Europe. Indian poetry does not belong to a unified, monolingual...

India, English Poetry of

India, English Poetry of   Reference library

A. K. Mehrotra

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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...Lord Byron and P. B. Shelley , and the Gr. war of independence all found their way into it. The new lit. that marks its beginning with Derozio has since had many unsatisfactory names: Indo-Eng., India-Eng., Indian Eng., Indo-Anglian, and even Anglo-Indian. In “The Harp of India,” the famous opening sonnet of Poems , the poet sang of India before there was an India to sing of or sing to: “Thy music once was sweet—who hears it now?” Later, often decades later, others in the Indian langs. picked up the nationalist theme. An irony of Brit. colonialism was that,...

Eden, Richard

Eden, Richard (1521?–1576)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Richard ( 1521?–1576 ) Translator A Treatyse of the New India ( 1553 ) Non-Fiction The Decades of the New Worlde or West India ( 1555 ) Non-Fiction The Arte of Navigation ( 1561 ) ...

French, Patrick

French, Patrick (1966– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Patrick ( 1966–  ) British traveller , historian , and writer Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer ( 1994 ) Non-Fiction Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division ( 1997 ) Non-Fiction Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land ( 2003 ) Non-Fiction The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul ( 2008 ) Non-Fiction India: A Portrait ( 2011 ) ...

Mill, James

Mill, James (1773–1836)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...James ( 1773–1836 ) British Utilitarian philosopher and historian Commerce Defended ( 1807 ) Non-Fiction The History of British India ( 1817 ) Non-Fiction Elements of Political Economy ( 1821 ) ...

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer (1927–2013)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Esmond in India ( 1958 ) Fiction The Householder ( 1960 ) Fiction Get Ready for Battle ( 1962 ) Fiction Like Birds, Like Fishes ( 1963 ) Fiction Short Stories A Backward Place ( 1965 ) Fiction A Stronger Climate ( 1968 ) Fiction Short Stories An Experience of India ( 1971 ) Fiction Short Stories A New Dominion [US: Travelers ] ( 1972 ) Fiction Heat and Dust ( 1975 ) Fiction How I Became a Holy Mother, and Other Stories ( 1976 ) Fiction Short Stories In Search of Love and Beauty ( 1983 ) Fiction Out of India ( 1987 ) ...

Heber, Reginald

Heber, Reginald (1783–1826)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Reginald ( 1783–1826 ) British poet and hymn-writer Europe ( 1809 ) Poetry Poems and Translations ( 1812 ) Poetry Hymns, Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year ( 1827 ) Poetry Narrative of a Journey Through India 1824–5 ( 1828 ) ...

Wallace, Lew

Wallace, Lew (1827–1905)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Lew [ Lewis Wallace ] ( 1827–1905 ) American novelist The Fair God ( 1873 ) Fiction Ben-Hur ( 1880 ) Fiction The Boyhood of Christ ( 1888 ) Fiction The Prince of India ( 1893 ) Fiction The Wooing of Malkatoon ( 1898 ) Poetry...

Burton, Isabel, Lady Burton

Burton, Isabel, Lady Burton   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Isabel, Lady Burton , née Isabel Arundell ( 1831–1896 ) British traveller and author The Inner Life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land ( 1875 ) Non-Fiction Arabia, Egypt, India ( 1879 ) Non-Fiction The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton ( 1893 ) Non-Fiction The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton ( 1897 ) Non-Fiction...

Dalrymple, William

Dalrymple, William (1965– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...] ( 1998 ) Non-Fiction White Mughals ( 2002 ) Non-Fiction The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 ( 2006 ) Non-Fiction Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India ( 2008 ) Non-Fiction Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707–1857 [with Yuthika Sharma ] ( 2013 ) Non-Fiction A Deadly Triangle: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India (The Brookings Essay) ( 2013 ) Non-Fiction e-book only Return of a King ( 2013 ) Non-Fiction Author website: http://www.williamdalrymple.uk.com/...

Besant, Annie

Besant, Annie   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... ( 1895 ) Non-Fiction The Ancient Wisdom ( 1897 ) Non-Fiction Esoteric Christianity ( 1901 ) Non-Fiction Theosophy and the New Psychology ( 1904 ) Non-Fiction Thought Power ( 1911 ) Non-Fiction Lectures on Political Science ( 1919 ) Non-Fiction Shall India Live or Die? ( 1925 ) ...

Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen

Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen (1840–1922)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... poet , traveller , and Arabist Sonnets and Songs by Proteus ( 1875 ) Poetry Proteus and Amadeus ( 1878 ) Poetry The Love Sonnets of Proteus ( 1880 ) Poetry The Future of Islam ( 1882 ) Non-Fiction The Wind and the Whirlwind ( 1883 ) Poetry Ideas About India ( 1885 ) Non-Fiction A New Pilgrimage, and Other Poems ( 1889 ) Poetry Esther, Love Lyrics, and Natalia's Resurrection ( 1892 ) Poetry The Love Lyrics and Songs of Proteus ( 1892 ) Poetry Griselda ( 1893 ) Poetry Satan Absolved ( 1899 ) Poetry...

Bryce, James, Viscount Bryce of Dechmont

Bryce, James, Viscount Bryce of Dechmont (1838–1922)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...) Non-Fiction Impressions of South Africa ( 1897 ) Non-Fiction Studies in History and Jurisprudence ( 1901 ) Non-Fiction Studies in Contemporary Biography ( 1903 ) Non-Fiction South America ( 1912 ) Non-Fiction The Ancient Roman Empire and the British Empire in India ( 1914 ) Non-Fiction Modern Democrats ( 1921 ) Non-Fiction...

Rao, Raja

Rao, Raja (1909–2006)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... ( 1960 ) Fiction The Cat and Shakespeare ( 1965 ) Fiction Comrade Kirillov ( 1976 ) Fiction The Policeman and the Rose ( 1978 ) Fiction Short Stories The Chessmaster and His Moves ( 1988 ) Fiction On the Ganga Ghat ( 1989 ) Fiction Short Stories The Meaning of India ( 1996 ) Non-Fiction The Great Indian Way: A Life of Mahatma Gandhi ( 1998 ) ...

Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt (1819–1892)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...[ Walter Whitman ] ( 1819–1892 ) American poet Franklin Evans; or, The Inebriate ( 1842 ) Fiction Leaves of Grass [first edn] ( 1855 ) Poetry Drum-Taps ( 1865 ) Poetry Sequel to Drum-Taps ( 1865–6 ) Poetry Democratic Vistas ( 1871 ) Non-Fiction Passage to India ( 1871 ) Poetry Memoranda During the War ( 1875 ) Non-Fiction Two Rivulets [including Democratic Vistas , 1871 ] ( 1876 ) Non-Fiction Poetry November Boughs ( 1888 ) Poetry Good-Bye, My Fancy ( 1891 ) Non-Fiction / Poetry...

Naipaul, V. S.

Naipaul, V. S. (1932–2018)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...) Fiction The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles ( 1972 ) Non-Fiction Guerrillas ( 1975 ) Fiction India ( 1977 ) Non-Fiction A Bend in the River ( 1979 ) Fiction The Return of Eva Peron with the Killings in Trinidad ( 1980 ) Non-Fiction Among the Believers ( 1981 ) Non-Fiction Finding the Centre ( 1984 ) Non-Fiction The Enigma of Arrival ( 1987 ) Fiction A Turn in the South ( 1989 ) Non-Fiction India: A Million Mutinies Now ( 1990 ) Non-Fiction A Way in the World ( 1994 ) Fiction Letters Between a Father and Son...

Murphy, Dervla

Murphy, Dervla (1931– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Dervla [ Dervilla Maria Murphy ] ( 1931–  ) Irish travel writer Full Tilt: Ireland to India by Bicycle ( 1965 ) Non-Fiction Tibetan Foothold ( 1966 ) Non-Fiction The Waiting Land: A Spell in Nepal ( 1967 ) Non-Fiction In Ethiopia with a Mule ( 1968 ) Non-Fiction On a Shoestring to Coorg: An Experience of Southern India ( 1976 ) Non-Fiction Where the Indus is Young ( 1977 ) Non-Fiction A Place Apart ( 1978 ) Non-Fiction Wheels Within Wheels ( 1979 ) Non-Fiction Eight Feet in the Andes ( 1983 ) Non-Fiction Muddling Through in...

Desai, Anita

Desai, Anita (1937– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...the City ( 1965 ) Fiction Bye-Bye Blackbird ( 1971 ) Fiction Where Shall We Go This Summer? ( 1975 ) Fiction Fire on the Mountain ( 1977 ) Fiction Games at Twilight ( 1978 ) Fiction Short Stories The Peacock Garden ( 1979 ) Fiction Peasant Struggles in India ( 1979 ) Non-Fiction Clear Light of Day ( 1980 ) Fiction The Village by the Sea ( 1982 ) Fiction In Custody ( 1984 ) Fiction Baumgartner's Bombay ( 1987 ) Fiction Journey to Ithaca ( 1995 ) Fiction Scholar and Gypsy ( 1996 ) Fiction Short Stories Fasting...

Taylor, [James] Bayard

Taylor, [James] Bayard (1825–1878)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... poet Ximena ( 1844 ) Poetry Views A-foot ( 1846 ) Non-Fiction Rhymes of Travel, Ballads and Poems ( 1849 ) Poetry A Journey to Central Africa ( 1854 ) Non-Fiction The Lands of the Saracen ( 1855 ) Non-Fiction Poems of the Orient ( 1855 ) Poetry A Visit to India, China, and Japan in the Year 1853 ( 1855 ) Non-Fiction Northern Travel ( 1858 ) Non-Fiction Travels in Greece and Russia ( 1859 ) Non-Fiction At Home and Abroad ( 1860 ) Non-Fiction Hannah Thurston ( 1863 ) Fiction John Godfrey's Fortunes ( 1864 ) Fiction Joseph...

‘Duras, Marguerite’

‘Duras, Marguerite’ (1914–1996)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... [ Le Vice-Consul ] ( 1966 ) Fiction The English Lover [ L'Amante anglaise ] ( 1967 ) Fiction Destroy, She Said [ Détruitre, dit-elle ; text and film] ( 1969 ) Fiction Love [ L'Amour ] ( 1971 ) Fiction Nathalie Granger [text and film] ( 1972 ) Fiction India Song [text and film] ( 1973 ) Fiction The Lover [ L'Amant ] ( 1984 ) Fiction...

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