Social and Environmental concerns in the Poetry of Biplab Majumdar: A Critical Evaluation
The lineage of Indian English poetry is very large. Henry Louis Vivian Derozio is considered the first in the sequence of Indian English poetry. There are several remarkable poets like Nissim Ezekeil, Toru Dutta, Sarojini Naidu, Rabindranath Tagore, Shri Aurobindo. A.K. Ramanujan, Dom Moreas, R. Parthaswamy, Jayant Mahapatra, Kamala Das, Keki N. Daruwalla, A. K. Mahrortra, Arun Kolatkar, Vikram Seth and so many who have filled literature with thought of Indian sensibility, emotion and mysticism. Vikram Seth is a poet and novelist of great eminence. He was born in Kolkata, India. His poetic sensibility suits to the Indian canons of poetry. His intention of writing poetry is to reform society and environment for better future of humanity. Mappings (1980), The Humble Administrator’s Garden (1985), All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990), Beastly Tales (1991), Three Chinese Poets (1992), The Frog and the Nightingale (1994) are some of poetic collections of Seth. They created a new constellation and stream in the world literature with their creativity and notions. There is a long list of contemporary poets who are writing poems about their milieu culture and environment. O. P. Bhatnager, Maha Nand Sharma, Sri Niwas Ramaswami, Sunil Sharma, Jaydeep Sarangi, Ramesh Chandra Dwivedi Syed Ameeruddin, and several others are poets of great eminence. They are writing on numerous subjects like mysticism, humanity, environment, pollution, corruption, and so many subjects which are prevailing in this world.
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