Topic: Toru Dutt as a poet
:Parmar Jinal B.
Paper no.:4-Indian Writing in English
Submitted to: Smt. S. B. Gardi
Department of English
M.K. Bhavnagar University
Toru Dutt as a Poet
Poetess in English
Indo Anglian poet
Ancient Ballads as
“best work in
Jogadhya Uma :
"Absurd may be the tale I tell,
Ill-suited to the marching times,
I loved the lips, from which it fell,
So let it stand among my rhymes".
Her Graphic Picture given by her
"Puny and elf-like, with disheveled tresses,
Self-willed and shy ne’er heeding that I call,
Intent to pay her tenderest addresses
To bird or cat, - but most intelligent…"
Her Famous Poems:
Our Casuarina Tree
The Lotus is Sonnet
Lily and Rose had been fighting for the title
“Queen of Flower”
“The lily and the rose, long long had beem
Rival for that high honour bards of power”
Her poems have most an Indian theme and
Lotus is a flower of significance both to Indian
and the Hindu religion.
In this poem Toru present the idea that the
Indian lotus is the most beautiful of all flowers.
The most popular poem of the volume is
The story of Savitri is borrowed from the
It presents the immortal legend of Satyavan’s
death and his wife Savitri’s success in getting
back his soul from Yama, the god of death.
This poem contain five parts and each parts
telling about the life of Savitri.
This poem deals with the theme of Indian
Our Casuarina Tree:
An autobiographical poem.
The poem underlines the importance of
memories in human life.
The tree brings to her mind the memories of
time when she used to play under it with her
brother and sister.
Toru had lost her brother and sister and she
has put her memories in this poem and
expresses her feeling in this poem:
“ O sweet companions, loved with love intense,
For your sakes shall the tree be ever dear !”