Modern Indian Poets
|Sri Aurobindo||Rabindranath Tagore|
|Sri Chinmoy||Swami Vivekananda|
|Sarojini Naidu||Paramahansa Yogananda|
|Dwijendra Lal Roy||Michael Madhusuda Dutt|
|Kamalakanta||Dilip Kumar Roy|
|Swami Sivananda||Ramana Maharshi|
Pre 18th Century Indian Poets
India has a rich poetic history that stretches far back into the Vedic times. The Vedic Seers wrote some of the first recorded poetry in the world. Indian poetry has been heavily influenced by the different strands and varieties of Hinduism. Amongst the most striking Indian poetry comes from the devotional Bhakti poets such as Mirabai, Ramprasad, and Sri Chaitanya. However as well as the Vaishnava bhakti tradition, the Vedantic tradition is less devotional stressing the unreality of the world, this tradition is illustrated by poets such as Shankaracharya.Modern spiritual Masters such as Sri Aurobindo, Sri Chinmoy, and Swami Vivekananda have added to the rich heritage of Indian poetry and in some respects have encompassed both strands of Hindu poetry.
More contemporary Indian poets include Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian and first Asian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Further Reading on Indian Poets
(Oxford India Paperbacks) Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (Editor) The poets included in this anthology are Nissim Ezekiel, Jayanta Mahapatra, A.K. Ramanujan, Arun Kolatkar, Kemi N. Daruwalla, Dom Moraes, Dilip Chitre, Eunice de Souza, Adil Jussawalla, Agha Shahid Ali, Vikram Seth, and Manohar Shetty. Bibliographical and critical introductions are included.
Ten Twentieth-century Indian Poets (Oxford India Paperbacks)
R. Parthasarathy (Editor) Since its first publication in 1976, this book has become one of the most widely accepted and used anthology of modern Indian poetry in English. Compiled by R. Parthasarathy, it contains verse by the country’s best-known poets
- Hindu Poets
- Poems about India
- Tamil Poets
- Vaishnava Poets
- Indian Poetry – Selected poetry and commentaries on various poems by Indian Poets
- Indian Poets 20th Century
- The Bhagavad Gita
- The Upanishads