Post Independence Indian English Poetry

Singh, Shaleen Kumar
May 2009
Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences;May2009, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p281
Academic Journal
After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the bureaucratic Stalinist regimes of Russia and Eastern Europe a wave of euphoria provoked in the West. People rejoiced at the demise of Stalinism and termed it as the "end of Socialism." The final victory of the "free market" was trumpeted from the pages of learned journals from Tokyo to New York. The strategists of capital were exultant. Francis Fukuyama even went so far as to proclaim the "end of history." Henceforth, the class war would be no more. Everything would be for the best in the best of all capitalist worlds. History has proved them incredibly wrong. It we take the Post independence Indian English Poetry in account, we will find that Marxist Idiom has played a crucial role in moulding the literature of Indian in a peculiar way. Indian English Literature and especially Indian poetry in English has witnessed multiple social struggles on various levels that motivated a number of poets big and small equally to scribble their pen dipped in the ink of Marxist philosophy of protest. The present paper seeks to explore the unexplored regions of Marxist influence in Indian Poetry in English from its inception to its present day.


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