Poet Arvind Mehrotra visited Smith

Visiting poet, essayist, translator, editor, and Professor of English at the University of Allahabad spoke in Neilson Browsing Room.

Arvind Mehrotra


  Tuesday, October 21, 2008
7:00pm Poetry Reading
Poetry Center, Wright Hall
                            Thursday, October 23, 2008
4:30pm Talk: Sant kabir, Rudyard Kipling and Vernacular English
Neilson Library Browsing Room

The events are sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy, English, Comparative Literature, the Smith College Poetry Center, Ada Howe Kent Fund, Dean of the Faculty Visiting Scholars Fund and the Smith College Lecture Committee.

A History of Indian Literature in English
by Arvind Mehrotra



Arvind Krishna Mehrotra was born in Lahore and educated at the universities of Allahabad and Bombay. The journal Fulcrum has said that his poems are “coded messages from the unconscious, but [that] there is an exceedingly conscious hand that crafts them.”

A History of Indian Literature in English, which he edited, was awarded the Choice magazine’s Outstanding Academic Title of the Year. Translator from the Prakrit, and author of four collections of poems, including, most recently The Transfiguring Places, Mehrotra is Professor of English and Chair of the Department at the University of Allahabad.

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Biographical Information

Biography in Context
Includes a profile of the author's life and works from Contemporary Authors, updated July 2003, and Contemporary Poets, updated 2001.

Online Texts

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