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By Laetitia Zecchini

during this first scholarly paintings on India's nice smooth poet, Laetitia Zecchini outlines a narrative of literary modernism in India and discusses the traditions, figures and occasions that encouraged and outlined Arun Kolatkar. in keeping with a magnificent variety of archival and unpublished fabric, this ebook additionally goals at moving lines of authorized genealogies of modernism and 'postcolonial literature'.

Zecchini uncovers how poets of Kolatkar's new release turned smooth Indian writers whereas tracing a lineage to medieval oral traditions. She considers how literary bilingualism allowed Kolatkar to blur the limits among Marathi and English, 'Indian' and 'Western resources; how he used his outsider place to privilege the quotidian and minor and revived the spirit of well known devotion.

Graphic artist, poet and songwriter, storyteller of Bombay and global background, poet in Marathi, in English and in 'Americanese', non-committal and deeply political, Kolatkar made strains wobble and valuable impermanence. Steeped in international literature, in eu avant-garde poetry, American pop and people tradition, in a 'little journal' Bombay bohemia and a selected Marathi ethos, Kolatkar makes for a desirable topic to discover and clarify the tale of modernism in India.

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