Sujit Mukherjee
Indian Poetry Today: Volume Four by Sujit Mukherjee Indian Council for Cul¬tural Relations, New Delhi, 1982, 470 pp., 70
Sept-Oct 1982, volume 7, No 2

This, the fourth and final volume of a series, presents in English translation a selection of contemporary verse in Assamese (20 poets; 30 poems), Gujarati (28 poets; 29 poems), Malayalam (30 poets; 60 poems), Telugu (17 poets; 23 poems), and Urdu (19 poets: 54 poems). Each section begins with an editorial introduction—by Nabakanta Barua for Assamese, Jhinabhai Desai for Gujarati, Ayyappa Paniker for Malayalam, I. Panduranga Rao for Telugu, and Gopichand Narang for Urdu—and concludes with brief biographical notes on the poets represented. The earlier three volumes covered three Indian languages each; this one, covering five languages, may well be the largest in the series. Clearly printed and strongly bound, the volume has been priced well below commercial pricing, even for poetry.

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