Vilas Sarang

(1942 - / Karwar, Maharashtra / India)

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Vilas Sarang (Devanagari: विलास सारंग) is one of the most significant modernist Indian writer, critic and translator to emerge in the post-independence period.

Vilas Sarang was born in 1942 in Karwar, a tiny coastal town to the south of Maharashtra on the West coast of India. His father, of the non-Brahmin Bhandari caste, hailed from Malwan and was a magistrate. His mother came from Ratnagiri and reared six sons of whom Vilas Sarang is the youngest.

He studied in Marathi, the regional language, until high school, then attended Elphinstone College, Bombay, and obtained a doctorate in English Literature from Bombay University. From 1971 to 1974, Sarang studied in ... more »

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  • Bijay Kant Dubey Bijay Kant Dubey (8/13/2013 1:11:00 PM)

    Vilas Sarang has done quite a lot for the promotion of Indian Englsih poetry and his poetic presence is a thing to be reckoned with. A bilingual writer of course! But to colect the poems from anthologies is a problem. His work, A Kind of Silence, we have just heard about and it is perhaps not available in the market, not sure of.

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