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When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Guillermo Rodríguez


A.K. Ramanujan (1929–1993) was an acclaimed translator and poet, as well as a seminal essayist, teacher, and intellectual with a multilayered genius and aesthetic vision. This critical work on one of India’s most influential authors of the second half of the twentieth century explores his artistic universe—the poet in him—as the central axis of a complex personality. Besides uncovering hitherto unknown private diaries, notes, poetry drafts, and scholarly writings from the A.K. Ramanujan Papers archived at the University of Chicago, this book illustrates how Ramanujan absorbed the multiple aest ... More

Keywords: A.K. Ramanujan, Indian poetry in English, Indian literature, Indian cultural studies, Indian aesthetics, contemporary poetry and poetics, literary criticism, postcolonial studies, translation studies, literary biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463602
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guillermo Rodríguez, author
Director, Casa de la India (India House), Valladolid, Spain.