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The emergence of Indo-Anglian poetry: an overview

M.H. Sameni
F Shahmoradi


The history of English language in India begins with the age of colonisation. During this time, India is annexed to the territory of British Empire and Persian language as the official language of the country is replaced by English. This paper is an attempt to overview the development of versified form of Indian writing in English from its early stages up to the present time. In this regard, the six major periods of development of poetry writing by Indian people in English are brought to the fore. The paper depicts the trend of maturity of this unique style of writing, which is frequently referred to as Indo-Anglian Poetry.

Keywords: “English,” “Indian Writing,” “Poetry”

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