Notes: Poems and New Delhi

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Chapter-VI: Pursuit of Self in the Poetry of the. K. Ramanujan

The identity crisis inside the poetry of your. K. Ramanujan escapes easy categorization. The writer who may be born and brought up inside the Hindu lifestyle and that has educated him self as a world citizen, the conflict between inner plus the outer varieties the primary of his poetry. The poet's personal is the cinema in which will be staged a host of incidents from your past, and across which in turn move many personae just like his grandpa and grandma, mother, father, cousins, partner etc . Bhagat Nayak comments that, " It will be more appropriate to say that while the Indio or the American indian milieu comprises the ‘inner' substance of Ramanujan's beautifully constructed wording, the Western milieu designs the ‘outer' substance, as well as the two co-exist. ”(Nayak, Bhagat. ‘The Axis of Indio Consciousness in A. K. Ramanujan's Poetry', American indian English Literary works Volume 4. ed. Basavaraj Naikar. Fresh Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, the year 2003. p. 5) The poem ‘Self-Portrait' pinpoints this problem accurately when it shows that the self is ‘more an absence than a presence' (Dharwadker, Vinay. ‘Introduction', Total Works, Delhi: OUP, 95, p. xxxiii) In the composition ‘A Copper mineral Vat' the memory takes on the function of complicated the essential personal:

Seen just In moving in a Boston museum Not really by myself,


Although ten years before by somebody else Who today is another individual Again (CP, p. 255)

The poet person is leaving clues at the fact that in this modern day world you can actually resemble everyone but one self:

I appear like everyone Yet myself, and often see In shop-windows, In spite of the well known regulations Of optics, The face of a new person, Date unknown, Often agreed upon in a part By my dad. (CP, l. 23) Bhagat Nayak seems that this poem " shows modern male's concern with the self and offers the matrix within which usually self turns into relevant. ” (Nayak, Bhagat. ‘The Axis of Indio Consciousness within a. K. Ramanujan's Poetry', American indian English Books Volume IV. ed. Basavaraj Naikar. New Delhi: Ocean Publishers and Distributors, the year 2003. p. 9)

Two points of views can be found in this composition about the identity crisis depicted through this poem. Bruce King claims that, " In a number of paradoxes, identification (resemblance) is deemed influenced by simply situation as well as the kind 230

of reflection or point of view in which a person is seen. In an example of modern alienation and lack of peace of mind, the identification he views mirrored is a new person. But , to take another point of view, he has been made or dependant on his daddy or past. He is like a portrait ‘date unknown', recommending his ambiguous identity, even though ‘often authorized in a corner' by his father or maker. His vision of himself is known as a multiplicity of images observed in passing ‘shop - windows', not even just one mirroring most images as a result of being in motion. Rather than the traditional specialist painting his own portrait in a reflection, we have a cubist look at of the home as fractured and owned by different eras, influenced by simply different resources. Even the portrait is momentary; he will ‘sometimes see' him self in shop – windows. ” (King, Bruce. Three Indian Poets. New Delhi: OUP, 2006, p. 81) The personal in Ramanujan's poetry and the cultural determinant of Ramanujan's imagination " put a seal in the being autochthonous and native in content and thought. ”(Nayak, Bhagat. ‘The Axis of Hindu Consciousness within a. K. Ramanujan's Poetry', American indian English Books Volume IV. ed. Basavaraj Naikar. Fresh Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, the year 2003. p. 17)

Gajendra Kumar feels the fact that core from the essential self of the poet person persona inside the poetry of Ramanujan " remains since an intuitive world, nevertheless this is corrected by altered circumstances and decisions. The essential self evolves, evolves, changes, it expands from seeds in past times towards an upcoming which whilst unknowable is already being formed. ” (Kumar, Gajendra. ‘The Poetic Cosmos of the. K. Ramanujan', Indian English language Literature: A New Perspective. Fresh Delhi: Sarup and Daughters, 2001 s. 148) The...