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By Makarand R. Paranjape

ISBN-10: 8190757008

ISBN-13: 9788190757003

‘Another Canon: Indian Texts and Traditions’ in English lines the advance of Indian English literary and textual perform over a interval of 7 a long time, focussing on vintage texts that have fallen past the scope of the proven canon.

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And that beyond the worries of western poets, there were moments of ecstasy as in the dances of the Beas Guru where my uncle was swaying away like a Sufi Dervish (50). It is interesting to note that biographers like Gordon too have made much about the divided self of Eliot. Anand would have us believe that Eliot was, at this time, trapped into a dry as dust, self-conscious, intellectualism, unable to let himself go free into the realms of the emotional and the irrational. The next time that Anand meets Eliot is in Chapter 15, ‘White Gods and Dark Gods’, which, as the subtitle indicates is ‘A Talk with T.

I would argue that the Indian student of English literature instantly identifies with Anand’s discomfiture. Anand’s entire project becomes doubly meaningful, not simply as a personal encounter between a major Indian writer and the greatest English poet of his time, but as a political act, the struggle between two cultures, between the colonized and the colonizer. Of course, the subject is not totally helpless; he does have some tools with which to enter into the lists. In this case, Anand’s ‘secret weapon’ is Mohammad Iqbal.

And that beyond the worries of western poets, there were moments of ecstasy as in the dances of the Beas Guru where my uncle was swaying away like a Sufi Dervish (50). It is interesting to note that biographers like Gordon too have made much about the divided self of Eliot. Anand would have us believe that Eliot was, at this time, trapped into a dry as dust, self-conscious, intellectualism, unable to let himself go free into the realms of the emotional and the irrational. The next time that Anand meets Eliot is in Chapter 15, ‘White Gods and Dark Gods’, which, as the subtitle indicates is ‘A Talk with T.

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