Bijay Kant Dubey


What Is Indian In Indian English Poetry? , Say You - Poem by Bijay Kant Dubey

What is Indian in Indian English poetry? ,
Say you,
Is it Indian or English,
Oriental or Occidental,
Of India or Britain,
Hindustani-speaking people
Or the English-speaking world?

What is Indian in Indian English poetry? ,
Indianness or Englishness,
Those who write are they really the English men
Or the duplicate ones
Copying English art, style and manner of writing,
Is it not the horizon of translation studies,
The dimension of it?

Indian English poetry is not Indian English,
But Hindustani English
Which the English not, the Hindustanis speaking,
The Indians trying to understand,
The British trying to converse with
As for their colonial rule which did they once.

Indian English poetry is not Indian, but English poetry,
English used as a medium of conversation,
An exchange of ideas between the sub-continental people
And the English
And after being schooled in Englishness,
The Hindustanis trying to write in English.

Topic(s) of this poem: art


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016



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