This Anthology of poem is typically Indian poetry in English. The idea, concept, including the locale and the landscape, all are Indians in these poems. Only the poems are written English. Since the time of the growth of Indian Nationalism after the British colonization in India, English in India enjoyed a special status. English was the medium of teaching and learning at all levels of education. Even after the decolonization of India in 1947, the Indian constitution grants the status of English in our country as ‚ÄúAn Associate Official Language of India‚ÄĚ. Indeed a particular variety of British Standard English is one of the Indian languages. The undeniable fact is that English has integrated various regions of the country with all their cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic diversities into one India. Thus English is the Soul of Modern India. Indian Poetry in English does not mean any regional poetry written either in Hindi or Bengali or Tamil or any other regional languages. Indian Poetry in English is national in character. The last four poems are on aggressively friendly Nature of Kearney, Nebraska, the place in the mid-west of the U.S.A. where I have been for the last two months with my daughter and her family. The feeling of the poems in this anthology is the feelings of neither Indians nor Americans and English men. The feeling is also the universal feeling of Mankind. And English may be the comfortable medium of that universal feeling of men of all races, casts, creeds and religions.
Contents: Foreword,Acknowledgements,List of tables,List of figures,Theoretical orientation and statement of the problem,The field investigation,The development cycle in Korwa Kothari,The demographic bases of Korwa Kothari,The economics bases of Korwa Kothari,Discussion and conclusions,References,Appendices,Index.
Female foeticide is an awfully ugly form of violence.The ruling class that looks the murder of a child and female foeticide as two differnt surprises me.Child murder is a crime.But female foeticide is,indirectly,encouraged.Astoundingly even the enlightened class of our society also tolerates this heinous sin. some religions gurus never tire of raising the female foeticide.Many of them have a feeling of neutrality towards it.It is a major question before the humanity as to how to stop this crime that's blackening its fair face.Muni Lok prakash "Lokesh" has written an inspiring novel on the subject written in a simple,straight language,I hope and let everybody hope so with me,this novel would succeed in changing the mentality of the reaeder towards this problem.