Treatment of Mountains in Indian English Poetry

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Dr. K. Balachandran


Literature is not only a mirror of (human) life but also of nature. Nature is one of the important aspects of this world. Without nature, human life or animal life is impossible. That much relevance nature has in this world. To some it is nothing; to some it is some objects; for some it is supreme like God. Wordsworth’s pantheism is well known. He could see God in various forms of nature. All people are not like him. C.N. Annadurai, one of the leaders of Tamil country said he could see God in the laughter of poor people. Nature includes its various forms like mountains, hills, rivers, ponds, seas, canals, waterways, fruits, flowers, trees etc. Many poets both Indian and foreign have sung of these as their themes in their poetry. Mountain is also taken for treatment in poetry, drama, novel and short story. Mountains not only guard a country like India where, on the northern side, the Himalayas is like a wall giving protection to the people of India. They are the birth place for many a river. Indian poets have taken mountains / hills also for treatment in their poems. The present paper analyses some poets’ treatment of mountains in their writings.


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Dr. K. Balachandran. “Treatment of Mountains in Indian English Poetry”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 3, no. 6, Feb. 2019, pp. 11-16,


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