Collected Poems

Collected Poems

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Author: A K Ramanujan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 289
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195640683


This volume of Ramanujan’s collected poems represents the complex distillation of a lifetime of unusually rich sensitivity, intellectual rigor, and feeling. All lovers of contemporary poetry will welcome it. Ramanujan’s interests included folklore, anthropology, structuralism and biculturalism. He was best known for his pioneering translations of ancient Tamil poetry into modern English. After he published The Interior Landscape and Poems of Love and War it became apparent to modern poets and scholars that there was a wealth of poetry, not all discovered, in the several Indic traditions.


One sees in this collected volume, the best-collected volume, so far, of not only an Indian poet but also any poet for the last tenth of a century. - Dom Moraes, The Times of India

Here is a treasure house of his entire work. A book to read, enjoy – and preserve. - Indian Review of Books

The Publication of Collected Poems adds immeasurably to Ramanjujan’s stature. It is clear that he is among the most important Indian poets of this century. -Girish Karnad, Indian Express


Preface by Krittika Ramanujan
Introduction by Vinay Dharadkar

BOOK ONE: The Striders (1966)

BOOK TWO: Relations: (1971)

BOOK THREE: Second Sight (1986)

BOOK FOUR: The Black Hen (1995)

A Note on the Black Hen and After by Milly Daniels-Ramanujan

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines