The Poetry of A. K. Ramanujan: In Search of Self
Keywords:Self, Manifest, Vision, Experience, Individuality
Self at the centre of all kinds of search manifests itself in Ramanujan’s art from the very beginning of his creative life and the artist has all through assumed an elusive character till his vision clears; well, but his vision is gained through experience. His vision of the self permeates most of his elusive poems, the poems which have so far been faulted on one count or another. First, perhaps is “The Stridess” which is not by chance, the first poem of Ramanujan’s first volume of poems, and this volume The Striders is also entitled after this poem. Ramanujan concern with the self and hence his idea of the individuality of beings is very much there but misted with an uncanny subject like waterbug and mare, gone veiled under an objectivist style of the moderns.
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