Current Volume: 37 (2024 )

ISSN: 0970-2830

Periodicity: Half-Yearly

Month(s) of Publication: January & July

Subject: Language & Literature

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32381/POET

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Poetcrit is now 36 years old Indian journal in continuous circulation in the country. It is internationally known and has successfully crated a critical climate for the past 34 years also influencing the academia about new areas of literature. However, its main impetus is on Indian English Literature. It has brought its reputation is such that it receives more than a dozen Indian Journals in exchange for it.

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Ramesh K. Srivastava


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Rob Harle


Ruth Wildes Schuler


Suparna Ghosh


AK Chaudhary


Volume 37 Issue 1 , (Jan-2024 to Jun-2024)

Display of Exceptional Bravery and Valiance by an Outstanding Indian Heroine: A Focus on Basavaraj Naikar’s Historical Epic Novel The Warrior Queen of Keladi

By: R. K. Mishra

Page No : 1-13

The Warrior Queen of Keladi is a historical epic novel that comprehensively portrays the exceptional heroism and gallantry exhibited in the battle by the Rani Chennamma an outstandingly brave and valiant queen of Karnataka. She figured supremely as an invincible and invulnerable warrior for her consecutive and consistent victory over her enemies for protection and emancipation of her kingdom by virtue of her heroism and bravery. She glorified and dignified her regime on account of her Amazonian temper and prowess. Rani Chennamma, the Queen of Keladi, becomes ferociously belligerent and monstrously combatant against her enemies but meekly compassionate and beneficently benevolent towards the underprivileged. The novel depicts superhuman heroic achievements of the queen in the battlefield. It assumes historical significance.

Author :
R. K. Mishra
Reader in English (Retd), Mahalaxmi Nagar (Balangir, Odisha) – 767 001 (India).

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.1

Price: 101

A Peep into Poetry and Criticism by H.S. Bhatia

By: H. S. Bhatia

Page No : 14-20

Author :
H. S. Bhatia

Professor of English (Retd). Renowned critic, poet, and editor of English verse anthologies.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.2

Price: 101

Compassionate Sympathy to Power

By: B. C. Dwibedy

Page No : 21-26

Author :
B. C. Dwibedy

Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya ARC Charbatia, Cuttack, Odisha, 754028.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.3

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Sufi Poet and Author Syed Liaqath Peeran is a Man of Achievement

By: Aju Mukhopadhyay

Page No : 27-36

Author :
Aju Mukhopadhyay,
Pondicherry and Kolkata, India, is a bilingual award winning poet, author and critic. He has published 41 books. An Environmentalist, he writes in Indian and International journals. His works are varied in nature from poems, short stories, novels, features, biographies and travelogues. Besides Poetry and other awards he received Albert Camus Centenary Writing Award from Cyprus, Laureate Award in Best Author category (Non-Fiction) from LITEROMA, Kolkata, Glory of India Award from the Indian Achievers’ Forum and latest, Sri Aurobindo Puraskar from Kolkata. His two latest books displayed in the sell counters are That House That Age, a novel and Vast Akash, a book of poems.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.4

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Wisdom – Ancient and Plenteous Shataka Literature in Behavioural Etiquette and Morality -II

By: Rama Rao Vadapalli V. B.

Page No : 37-44

Author :
Dr. Rama Rao Vadapalli V.B. :
(b. 1938) is a retired ELT professional, a creative writer, critic and translator and has to his credit scores of published books, critical essays and reviews by the hundreds.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.5

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As I Know The Lord of The Mountains: Shiva Purana

By: Suresh Chandra Pande

Page No : 45-56

Author :
Dr. Suresh Chandra Pande
Contemporary critic and poet of wide renown from Nainital (Uttrakhand).

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.6

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Medieval Aesthetics in The Windhover: An Explication of the Beauty of Body, Mind and Character

By: Jaideep Chauhan

Page No : 58-62

Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poems often centre on religious meanings, symbols, and themes illustrated through nature. One meaning of the ‘The Windhover’ is that the glory of God is reflected in nature. This meaning can best be understood through exploration of the poem’s symbolism and themes of the power and perfection of nature, and the power and praise of Jesus Christ. A key to understanding ‘The Windhover’ is seeing the bird as both an embodiment of the power and perfection of nature being witnessed by the speaker, and also as an embodiment of Christ. This dual interpretation of the bird reflects a natural experience of awe and a greater spiritual understanding of it, that of being in awe of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. The symbol of the bird as Christ can be understood through biblical symbolism, Hopkins’s word choice, and references to different representations of Christ. In the Middle Ages, Christ was depicted as a knight, which is why Hopkins addresses him as “O my chevalier!” (Line 11). Hopkins also uses medieval French words such as “dauphin” and refers to a “kingdom” in order to allude to Christ, who is seen as the son of God, and ruler of the kingdom of heaven. The agricultural references to the plough and soil towards the end of the poem link to Christ, who often told moral lessons in parables, or short stories related to fruit trees, seeds, soil, planting, and harvest. While the plough overturns the soil to create rich, shiny soil for planting, Christ overturns human hearts to make them figuratively shiny and new.

Authors :
Jaideep Chauhan :
Associate Professor S.D. College, Ambala Cantt., Haryana

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.7

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The Theme of Death - Life in Time: Larkin’s Perspective of Death, “A Black-sailed Unfamiliar”

By: Rajamouly Katta

Page No : 63-74

For Philip Larkin, time initiates life with birth and advances it through growth ultimately to culminate in death, the end of life. Life turns a victim to the harsh reality of death, the deathprone reality to mark mortality. He, therefore, treats death as the climax and the curtain-fall of the drama of life. He looks at time as the only destroyer because it has eroding agents for corroding powers. Death marks mortality but not eternity of life, the spiritual aspect of life as in The Gita. The spiritualists are unlike him with his agnostic background. He treats time as a double-edged weapon for it turns our life mortal on one side and our life with all ambitions futile on the other. He, therefore, does not believe in life after death, the state of oblivion in life. Life is therefore a journey to flow from womb to tomb, the two oblivions of life. He further believes that death is “anaesthesia” because it does not let man know its silent occurrence. In time’s endless fleet, the evening, symbolic of old age, culminates in the night that symbolizes death. Time puts an end to life like winter to put an end to the cycle of seasons. Life, in the flux of time, is transient like the flower. Life is a hard journey through time as he finds the present hollow and dreary and the future bringing inevitable death. He grows conscious of the motionlessness, emptiness, nothingness of life as death puts an end to everything, causing pain and suffering. Life leads to the desperate cry in the horror of death. The fact of death constantly worries him “dreadfully.” His poetry reflects man’s struggle in evading the horrifying and terrifying fact of death. There is no poet to delineate death, the harsh reality, so vividly as Larkin. His poetry, therefore, presents the concept of death in kaleidoscopic details.

Author :
Dr. Rajamouly Katta :
Poet, critic, reviewer and translator is professor of English in Ganapathy Engineering College, Warangal (AP).

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.8

Price: 101

From an Ecliptic Life to Silence: A Reading of K.V. Raghupathi’s Echoes Silent

By: J. Mercy Vijetha

Page No : 75-84

Author :
Dr. J. Mercy Vijetha :
Associate Professor, Department of English, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa – 516 005, Andhra Pradesh.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.9

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The Role of Poetry in Remembering

By: Sagar Mal Gupta

Page No : 85-89

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that poetry is the most powerful means of expressing memory. Memory presupposes the recollection of past experiences in the present. Memory can be of two kinds: painful and pleasurable. It can be personal or social/of the group. The reader or the listener identifies himself/herself with the feelings and emotions expressed in the poem. Take for example, Lady Macbeth’s sleep-walking scene in which she says: ‘All the perfumes of Arabia cannot sweeten this little hand.’ The intense agony expressed in this line affects the reader/listener intensely and he/she identifies himself/herself with the agony. When one reads a poem on Joshimath or Morbi or on The Earthquake in Turkey and Syria, one undergoes the trauma of group memory.
There is no evidence to show that the memories of crisis last longer than those of good times. But common sense says that it may be true. It would be worthwhile to make a difference between remembrance and memory.
The paper discusses memories of various kinds by giving examples from poets such as Thomas Hood, Laurence Banyu, Shelley, Wordsworth and Rossetti. The paper concludes that by examining the poetic expressions on memory, the research reported in this paper contributes to a deeper understanding of enduring nature of memory.

Author :
Dr Sagar Mal Gupta :
Retired Professor of English.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.10

Price: 101

Review Article
Stars Too Don’t Twinkle Here: Manas Bakshi’s Dream India, Dream

By: O. P. Arora

Page No : 90-94

Author :
Dr. O. P. Arora : 

Professor of English (Retd). Contemporary poet, novelist, short story writer, critic and book reviewer. He taught in DU for almost four decades. He has seven collections of poems, three novels besides one collection of short stories to his credit. Awarded with Certificates of Excellence for 2018 & 2019 by Poetry Society of India. His poems have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.32381/POET.2024.37.01.11

Price: 101

Poems for January, 2024

By: ..

Page No : 95-166

Abroad : Kurt F. Svatek, Suparna Ghosh.
India : Alexander Raju, B. C. Dwibedy, Binod Mishra, Bipin Patsani, Byomkesh Dwivedy, Hemanta Pramanik, H.S. Bhatia, Khirod Malik, Krishan Gopal, K. V. Dominic, K. V. Raghupathi, Manas Bakshi, Nandini Sahu, Naresh Mandal, R. M. Prabhulinga Shastry, Rajamouly Katta, Rajiv Khandelwal, R. K. Singh, S. A. Hamid, Sagar Mal Gupta, Sanjoy Saren, Suresh Pande.

Poems in Translation:
Arvind Thakur, N. Gopi (Tr. Rajamouly K.), Saroj Parmar, Suman Shekhar.

Price: 101

Books Reviewed

By: ..

Page No : 167-193

A Noble King of Bidanuru: A Historical Novel and The Rani of Kittur: A Historical Play by Basvaraj Naikar; Ranis & The Raj: The Pen and the Sword by Queeny Pradhan; Dream India Dream by Manas Bakshi; A Skyful of Balloons by Santosh Bakhya; Waves of Imagination by Sagar Mal Gupta; A Little Fire by Lalit Mohan Sharma; Let Me a Participatory Flow by Saroj Parmar.

Price: 101

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