The Mystical Saw and Other Poems

The Mystical Saw and Other Poems

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Author: Alokeranjan Dasgupta
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 112
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126001038


Alokeranjan's poetry is full of surprises, even shocks; many times we are startled at anomalous juxtapositions, the import of which we only later begin to descry.

His is no poetic language in a hallowed vein; part of his maturation as a poet called for a resolute distancing from the canons established earlier by Rabindranath Tagore and discovering a medium of expression suited to his insights as a poet in the contemporary world.

Alokeranjan's readership amongst Bengalis has found itself challenged by the uncompromising courage with which he faces issues confronting society today. These are universal themes: Since 1970 he has been living in body and spirit in two continents, and taken it as a cardinal part of his mission to transmit literary culture in both directions.


Roland Hindmarch studied philosophy, psychology and literature and did his MA at the University of Cambridge. He taught English in Sweden and Uganda. Her was awarded the OBE in 1982.