Interrogating the norm: Ecological Concerns in Select Poems of Keki N dARUWALLA
Rajlakshmi Dutta
Winner of Sahitya Academi Award (1984) and Padmashree Award (2014), Keki N Daruwalla, one of the well known modern Indian poets writing in English, started his poetic career with the publication of Under Orion (1970). His poems explore a plethora of themes of social and ecological relevance, while environmental consciousness manifest as the major theme in his poems. Daruwalla’s poems like, ‘Death of a Bird’, ‘Hawk’, ‘Wolf’, ‘The Last Whale’, ‘The Last Howl’ explore the complex panorama of relationship human beings share with the environment. As revealed by the poet human domination over the world of flora and fauna has led to a crisis in human environment and Daruwalla’s negotiation of the conventional approach to the environment merits consideration.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 9

Page(s): 583 - 587
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