IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 10, October 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr Sunita Rana
Indian English poetry is remarkably great. The pre- Independence poets expressed Indian themes in the Romantic and Victorian modes and adhered to their form and prosody as well as the post- independence poets manifests extensive experimentation, divergence from the conventional modes of expression and exercise of liberty in form and content, and use of language. The conflict between tradition and modernity at various levels- social, cultural, familiar, national and cosmopolitan is well marked in the works of these new poets. They also show the influence of western poets like Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Whitman, Hughes, Cumming, Platch etc.
One of the most significant events in the post independence Indian English poetry is the rise of women’s poetic voice. The new women poet depicts the changing position of women in the modern Indian society. Their poetry is a complex blend of aestheticism and activism, representing women’s struggle to break out of the patriarchal taboos and attain an unbiased position of their own.