Kala Ghoda Poems

  • Title: Kala Ghoda Poems
  • Author: Arun Kolatkar
  • ISBN: 8190211021
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kala Ghoda Poems Several poems from Kala Ghoda Poems were published in London Magazine Little Magazine Chandrabhaga and Poetry Wales over several years probably the longest literary teaser campaign ever The poems fo
    Several poems from Kala Ghoda Poems were published in London Magazine, Little Magazine, Chandrabhaga and Poetry Wales over several years probably the longest literary teaser campaign ever The poems focus on the triangular island opposite Wayside Inn Arun would sit for hours at a window table, gazing out at this stony stage Anyone familiar with this part of Bombay will rSeveral poems from Kala Ghoda Poems were published in London Magazine, Little Magazine, Chandrabhaga and Poetry Wales over several years probably the longest literary teaser campaign ever The poems focus on the triangular island opposite Wayside Inn Arun would sit for hours at a window table, gazing out at this stony stage Anyone familiar with this part of Bombay will recognize the island, the pi dogs, Jehangir Art Gallery s pipe smoking lavatory lady, the ubiquitous crow, the street cleaners, and all the other open air residents of Kala Ghoda They are so familiar that they have become invisible Who notices the tiny boy child being bathed on the roadside The little girl with the silver fig leaf hiding her crotch The acid burned woman with the hideous face When they crowd round a particularly rich looking car at the traffic lights the passengers ignore them, will them into invisibility again But Arun had been watching them for a long time, and celebrated their lives from dawn to dusk and right round the year.

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    About Arun Kolatkar


    1. Arun Balkrishna Kolatkar 1932 2004 is one of the most important and influential poets in the post Independence Indian poetry He was born on 1 November 1932 at Kolhapur, Maharastra He had his education as a fine artist from JJ School of Arts and he worked as an art director and graphic designer in many reputed advertising agencies like Lintas He wrote in Marathi and English.His Marathi poetry collections include Arun Kolatkarcha Kavita 1977 Chirimiri 2004 Bhijki Vahi 2004 Droan 2004 Char KavitaHis first collection of English poems was Jejuri named after the religious site in Maharashtra 1976 and winner of the prestigious Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1977 His other collections of English poetry are Kala Ghoda Poems and Sarpasatra 2004 He won the Kusumagraj Puraskar given by the Marathwada Sahitya Parishad in 1991 and Bahinabai Puraskar given by Bahinabai Prathistan in 1995 He has also won the prestigious CAG award given in the field of advertising for six times and consequently was admitted to the CAG Hall of Fame.His poetry is something of a trendsetter in both the languages In Marathi, his poetry is the quintessence of the modernist as manifested in the little magazine movement in the 1950s and 60s His early Marathi poetry was radically experimental and it displayed the influences of the European avant garde poetry like surrealism, expressionism and the Beat generation poetry These poems are oblique, whimsical and at the same time dark, sinister, and exceedingly funny Some of these characteristics can be seen in Jejuri and Kala Ghoda Poems in English, but his early Marathi poems are far radical, dark and humorous then his English poems His early Marathi poetry is far audacious and takes great amounts of liberties with the language of poetry However, in his later Marathi poetry, the poetic language is accessible and less radical compared to earlier works His later works Chirimiri, Bhijki Vahi and Droan are less introverted and less nightmarish They show a greater social awareness and his satire become direct.Sarpa Satra is an English version of a poem by similar name in Bhijki Vahi It is a typical Kolatkar narrative poem like Droan, mixing myth, allegory, and contemporary history Although Kolatkar was never famous as a social commentator, his narrative poems tend to just that Many poems in Bhijki Vahi contain plenty of comments on the contemporary history However, these are not politicians comments but a poet s, and hence he avoids the typical Dalit Leftist Feminist rhetoric What is significant here is the shift in the poet s attitude and technique.While Jejuri was about the agonized relationship of a modern sensitive individual with the indigenous culture, the Kala Ghoda poems are about the dark underside of Mumbai s underbelly The bewilderingly heterogeneous megapolis is envisioned in various oblique and whimsical perspectives of an underdog Like Jejuri, Kala Ghoda is also a place poem exploring the myth, history, geography, and ethos of the place in a typical Kolatkaresqe style While Jejuri, a very popular place for pilgrimage to a pastoral god, could never become Kolatkar s home, Kala Ghoda is about exploring the baffling complexities of the great metropolis While Jejuri can be considered as an example of searching for a belonging, which happens to be the major fixation of the previous generation of Indian poets in English, Kala Ghoda poems do not betray any anxieties and agonies of belonging With Kala Ghoda Poems, Indian poetry in English seems to have grown up, shedding adolescent identity crises and goose pimples The remarkable maturity of poetic vision embodied in the Kala Ghoda Poems makes it something of a milestone in Indian poetry in English.


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    1. The peppy squalor of a petit arrondissement in Bombay.

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    2. Kolatkar makes Mumbai a living, breathing organism.

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