23 Famous Indian English Poets in India

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  1. 1. D. C. Chambial

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    Duni Chand Chambial was born on 29 September 1950 in Kangra. He is a contemporary bilingual poet from Himachal Pradesh. Chambial appeared as an Indian English poet by publishing his first volume, Broken Images, in 1983. His poems have been translated into many languages.

  2. 2. Meena Alexander

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    Meena Alexander was born on 17 February 1951 in Allahabad and was died on 21 November 2018. She was an Indian poet, scholar, and writer. she was a Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Ph.D. program in English.

  3. 3. Shiv K. Kumar

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    Shiv K. Kumar was born on 16 August 1921 in Lahore and died on 1 March 2017. The poem Pilgrimage is a realistic poem by Shiv.K.Kumar which reveals the experience of the pilgrims. The poem is written in a conversational tone and because of its simplicity, it is easy to be compared.

  4. 4. Mani Rao

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    Mani Rao was born on 28 February 1965 and is an Indian poet and independent scholar, writing in English. He has authored nine poetry collections, two books in translation from Sanskrit including Kalidasa's works and a translation of the Bhagavad Gita as a poem.

  5. 5. Vijay Nambisan

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    Vijay Nambisan was a poet, writer, critic, and journalist of India writing in English. He was a co-author of the poetry book Gemini with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes. Nambisan has also translated the devotional poetry of Poonthanam and Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri.

  6. 6. Vihang A. Naik

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    Vihang A. Naik was born on 2 September 1969 in Surat, Gujarat. He has authored many collections of poetry in English and Gujarati, besides translating from Gujarati into English. In 2016 his poetry collection City Times and Other Poems entered Limca Book of Records for the poem "Self Portrait" which was composed of only five blank pages.

  7. 7. Jerry Pinto

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    Jerry Pinto was born in 1966 and is a Mumbai-based Indian writer of poetry, prose and children\'s fiction, as well as a journalist. Pinto won the Windham-Campbell prize in 2016 for his fiction. His first novel Em and the Big Hoom was published in 2012

  8. 8. A. J. Thomas

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    A. J. Thomas was born on 10 June 1952 in Kerala and is an Indian poet writing in English. He was the editor of Indian Literature, the 200-page bi-monthly English journal of Sahitya Akademi. He is an acclaimed translator of poetry, fiction, drama and non-fiction prose from his mother tongue Malayalam, the language of Kerala, the southernmost State of India.

  9. 9. Kamala Surayya

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    Kamala Surayya was born on 31st March 1934 & died on 31 May 2009. She was also popularly known by her one-time pen name Madhavikutty and married name Kamala Das and she was an Indian English poet. She wrote on diverse topics including women's issues, child care, politics among others.

  10. 10. Vikram Seth

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    Vikram Seth was born on 20 June 1952 in Calcutta. He is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books in the English language. He has received several awards such as Padma Shri, Sahitya Academy Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award.

  11. 11. Nissim Ezekiel

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    Nissim Ezekiel was born on 16 December 1924 and died on 9 January 2004. He was an Indian Jewish poet, actor, playwright, editor, and art critic. He was a foundational figure in postcolonial India's English literary history. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1983 for his poetry collection, "Latter-Day Psalms".

  12. 12. Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan

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    A. K. Ramanujan was born on 16th March and died on 13 July 1993. He was an Indian poet and scholar. Ramanujan was a poet, scholar, professor, a philologist, folklorist, translator, and playwright. His academic research ranged across five languages: English, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Sanskrit.

  13. 13. Arundhathi Subramaniam

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    Arundhathi Subramaniam is a noted Indian poet, writer, critic, Curator, translator, Journalist, writing in English. She is a pioneer of Bhakti poetry. Arundhathi is the award-winning author of twelve books of poetry and prose.

  14. 14. Jayanta Mahapatra

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    Jayanta Mahapatra was born on 22 October 1928 and is a major Indian English poet. He is the first Indian poet to win the Sahitya Akademi award for English poetry. He is the author of popular poems such as Indian Summer and Hunger. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor in India in 2009.

  15. 15. Keki N. Daruwalla

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    Keki N. Daruwalla was born in Lahore in 1937. He is also a former Indian Police Service officer. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 2014. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, in 1984 for his poetry collection, The Keeper of the Dead.

  16. 16. Toru Dutt

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    Toru Dutt was born on 4 March 1856 and died on 30 August 1877. He was a Bengali poet from the Indian subcontinent, who wrote in English and French, in what was then British India. Her poetry comprises \'A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields. She had written the poem \'A Sea of Foliage\' and also written a beautiful poem The Lotus.

  17. 17. Arun Balkrishna Kolatkar

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    Arun Kolatkar was born on 1 November 1923 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra and died on 25 September 2004. He was an Indian poet who wrote poems in both Marathi and English. His first collection of English poetry, Jejuri won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1977. His Marathi verse collection Bhijki Vahi won a Sahitya Akademi Award in 2005.

  18. 18. Dom Moraes

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    Dom Moraes was born on 19 July 1938 in Bombay and died on 2 June 2004. He was an Indian writer and poet who published nearly 30 books in the English language. His poems are a meaningful and substantial contribution to Indian and World literature.

  19. 19. Eunice de Souza

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    Eunice de Souza was born in 1947 grew up in Pune and died in 2017. Among her notable books of poetry are Women in Dutch painting (1988) She was an Indian English language poet, literary critic, and novelist. She studied English literature with an MA from Marquette University.

  20. 20. Jeet Thayil

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    Jeet Thayil was born on 13 October 1959 in Kerala. He is an Indian poet, novelist, librettist and musician. He is the author These Errors Are Correct (Tranquebar, 2008), English (2004, Penguin India, Rattapallax Press, New York, 2004), Apocalypso (Ark, 1997) and Gemini (Viking Penguin, 1992).

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