English Poets

India has witnessed the birth of many Indian writers. Nissim Ezekiel is the leading name among the Indian-English poets.

Nissim Ezekiel and Dom Moraes epitomized Modern Indian poetry. Other notable poets in English in the early times were Derozio, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Joseph Furtado, Armando Menezes, Toru Dutt, Romesh Chandra Dutt, Sarojini Naidu and Harendranath Chattopadhyaya.

Rabindranath Tagore was also amongst these famous poets, though his work was the translation of his Bengali and Hindi poems into English.

Some other popular Indian-English poets are:
  • Arvind Mehrotra
  • Jayanta Mahapatra
  • Gieve Patel
  • K. Ramanujan
  • Rajagopal Parthasarathy
  • Keki Daruwala
  • Adil Jussawala
  • Arun Kolatkar
  • Dilip Chitre
  • Eunice De Souza
  • Kersi Katrak
  • P. Lal
  • Kamala Das
  • Ranjit Hoskote
  • Gopi Kottoor
  • Jeet Thayil
  • Tishani Doshi,
  • Tabish Khair,
  • Vijay Nambisan
  • H. Masud Taj
  • Rukmini Bhaya Nair
  • C.P. Surendran
  • Moniza Alvi
  • Imtiaz Dharker
  • Gayatri Mazumdar
  • Vivek Narayanan
  • Meena Kandasamy
  • Sharanya Manivannan
  • Gavin Barrett
  • Anjum Hasan
  • Jerry Pinto
  • ShreekumarVarma
  • Arundhathi Subramaniam
  • Anand Thakore
  • Meena Alexander
  • Gayatri Majumdar
  • Thachom Poyil Rajeevan
  • Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Kumar Vikram
  • Chaitanyya Deshpande
  • Reetika Vazirani

The poets picked up their subjects that were close to humanity. Their subjects were based on their personal feelings. A large section of Indian poetry was written during the Indian National Movement. Thus, the works of many poets had the essence of patriotism in it. Indian poetry basically revolves around Indian people, nature, religion, social issues, love, patriotism and issues closely associated with man and mankind.

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Last Updated on : January 30, 2014