Journal of Postcolonial Writing

The Worlds of Bombay Poetry Numéro thématique de revue - Octobre 2017

Laetitia Zecchini, Anjali Nerlekar (dir.), « The Worlds of Bombay Poetry », Journal of Postcolonial Writing , Routledge, Octobre 2017

This double special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, which readers in India can access online, is geared towards the larger cultural, linguistic, publishing and creative background against which we can read poets in English and in Marathi like Arun Kolatkar, Namdeo Dhasal or Nissim Ezekiel, and towards the deep symbiotic culture between poets, visual and graphic artists, publishers, filmmakers or musicians in the 50s up to the 70s. Bringing together critical or academic articles per se and personal memoirs by Arun Khopkar, Sidharth Bhatia, William Mazzarella, Vinay Dharwadker, Anupama Rao, Shanta Gokhale, Graziano Krätli, Emma Bird and Jerry Pinto, it also features new interviews with major literary and artistic practitioners of Bombay’s many worlds (Eunice de Souza, Adil Jussawalla, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Kiran Nagarkar, Ashok Shahane, Gieve Patel, Bhalchandra Nemade, Raja Dhale, Amit Chaudhuri) as well as key visual and textual documents of the time.