Indian-English Poetry Oriya Poetry - I Oriya Poetry - II Indian Poetry Cogitocrat
Indian-English Poetry, in the historical perspective, starts with the poems of Henry Louis Vivian Derozio ( the first poet in the lineage of Indian-English poetry ), Toru Dutt and Sarojini Naidu. The poetry of the Age of Ezekiel, which has been continuing with variegated tones and tempers, is represented by major figures like Nissim Ezekiel himself, A. K. Ramanujan, Dom Moraes, Jayanta Mahapatra, Kamala Das, Keki N. Daruwalla,  Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and others.  While  there are a number of significant poets who have enriched Indian-English Poetry, it is reassuring to note the  freshness in the poetic voices of younger talented poets like Robin S. Ngangom and his peers. II Anthology of Indian-English Poetry II

Oriya, one of the major Indian languages, has a vibrant legacy of poetry. Sochi Rautroy (Satchidananda Rautroy) is the harbinger of the era of “neo-modernity” in Oriya poetry, its “principal idiom-maker."  In the Varnamala web-anthology of Contemporary Oriya Poetry in English translation, edited by Rabindra K Swain, selected poems of most of the significant poets ( including Sochi Rautroy, Guruprasad Mohanty, Ramakanta Rath, Sitakant Mahapatra, Soubhagya Kumar Misra, Rajendra Kishore Panda and Haraprasad Das ) and some of the younger poets have been placed.  II Anthology of Oriya Poetry in English translation  II 

While creating the first organised web-anthologies of Indian-English Poetry and Oriya Poetry (in English translation), Varnamala has inspired other organizations for similar endeavour.  Here are the links to two of the other web-publications which Varnamala has encouraged : Kavighar : Web-Anthology of Oriya Poetry (in Original Oriya) and The Cogitocrat : An Occasional of Thoughts and Expressions. MetaNym ( a sister organization ) has recently published a web-anthology of Indian poetry in English translation, along with a web-journal, edited by Rajendra Kishore Panda and Bhagirathi Mishra.  II Anthology of Indian Poetry in English translation  II


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  Varnamala is a not-for-profit organization.  Varnamala published  'A Journal of Indian Creativity : Varnamala' since 1988. From the print- medium, it moved into  web-publication in 1999. Edited by Rajendra Kishore Panda, an Indian poet writing in Oriya. Web-Publications by Rajendra Kishore Panda— 1. Anya : A Web-Book— Oriya Love Poetry II 2. Nijapain Nanabaya : A Web-Book in Oriya II 3. Bodhinabha : The SkyVision A Web-Book II

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