In the darkened room a woman cannot find her reflection in the mirror. waiting as usual at the edge of sleep. In her hands she holds the oil lamp whose drunken. Jayanta Mahapatra (ଜୟନ୍ତ ମହାପାତ୍ର). Of that Love. Poems Jayanta Mahapatra began writing poems rather late in comparison with his contemporaries. But this. Post-colonial traits in Jayanta Mahapatra’s poetry. Dr. Mukul Kumar Sharma. Asst . Professor, Department of English and Humanities Jaipur Engineering College.

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Of that Love (Jayanta Mahapatra)

And mahaparta eyes, closed imprison our reasons. The eco-centric description is picturesque enough. Nissim Ezekiel could be considered to lead this poetry movement; he was followed by A. Sometimes the poet draws the things from tantra-yoga and the yoga-yoginis; sometimes tells about the lingam-yoni motif in Relationship. Its face a mask, it pauses for another look around.

Perhaps we do not have any time to give to them, as self possessed are we thinking about our own things rather than them writhing under misery and pain of living. In the sun burnt dark and nondescript hamlets and thorps, dotted and littered across a vast stretch of lands, just like the mounds of old earth, from being thereon she continues to live strugglingly, just like a nameless entity whose household legacy and values and housekeeping attach jayana to not so much.

They keep the houses, work on the farmlands, rear up the children; they work as planters, reapers and harvesters, let them be. On seeing the men killed and butchered, the heart of King Ashoka changed and he begged for penance through his rock edicts and turned into a Buddhist. But this body thrown up on its own thoughts. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The rain I have known and traded all this life is thrown like kelp on the beach.


Maybe she womankind upon whom atrocities are heaped upon. His style remains the same, the same unchanged style.

Sussurant sails still whisper legends on the horizon: I follow the substance of my shadow in the procession of light on the leaves; and I watch myself, standing in shadow, afraid to step out of it. In a word, the gist of which is, his poetry borders on the theme of nothingness and meaninglessness, nothing is what it seems to be and what it seems to be is nothing.

Some time you must tell me, so that I may know: So deep in time, consciousness and flux, they take their own recourse as for reflection and shedding of light, so inner and internal.

To see the things in the eyes of K. His poetry is the poetry of silence and on the dashboard of it, he keeps uploading the images. Linguistically rather than thematically, he goes on keeping us on the tenterhooks. Sexuality is another bewitching and intriguing aspect of his poetry which is but the Lawrentine quality.

There is a dawn waiting beside us, whose signs are a hundred odd years away from you, Grandfather. His base is of physics, not of literature, more especially poetry. The famous poem, Dawn At Puri is herein.

Burden of Waves And Fruit, ibid, p. We do mahaparra know as to how to re-designate and rechristen him by calling a modern or a post-modern, a colonialist or a post-colonialist. Similar is the case with the Mahapatra of this long poem.

We may be advanced, but the world has not advanced, the people have not advanced.


Jayanta Mahapatra – Wikipedia

The substance that stirs in my palm could well be a dead man; no need to show surprise at the dizzy acts of wind. Have we been able to eradicate and eliminate all poverty?

The hungers of the stomach combined with the sell of the body denude it all. There is nothing to reveal, but to make complex and tedious the delight of mqhapatra poet.

Jayanta Mahapatra

Alone, I look at her as though I do not understand, the heart dry in the midst ;oems all this wetness. Jayanta Mahapatra does not remain stuck to one theme, one title, he often goes slipping from his themes. Whatever be that, let us begin with Jayanta’s Waiting, a collection of poems written against a historical backdrop of penetration.

Nobody ever bothers about them. Many read him, but fail to derive from as he is obscure and meaningless. The theme and its half-hypnotic articulation alike compel respectful admiration.

Also is evident a lack of musicality in the poems. A historiographer, a curator, a conservator, a photographer, he photographs the rock-built temples, in their full splendor and long-standing, the poet tries to go deep into their history, as for who made them and when did mahaatra

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I followed him across the sprawling sands, my mind thumping in the flesh’s sling. Did you hear the young tamarind leaves rustle in the cold mean nights of your belly? Simply the peacock wonders what made him dance to the rain, listening to the earth grow its flowers again.