International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2020)

Toru Dutt’s ‘the Lotus’-Cultural hybridity and reply to William Cowper’s ‘The lily and the rose’


Simran Siwach

Toru was a translator, poet and a novelist from the Indian subcontinent. Dutt is seen as one of the founding figures of Anglo- Indian literature and she is considered as a pioneer of Indian poets to write in French and English. This research paper deals with analyzing reading of Toru Dutt's remarkable open 'The Lotus' from the collection-'Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan' which complies her translations and adaptations from the Sanskrit literature. Several types of research have been done on Toru Dutt's ‘The Lotus' with ecocritical reading and studies which have been celebrated superiority of culture and traditions of her motherland India. This paper will attempt the analyzing the poem with an alternative perspective which is the hybridity of cultures instead of establishing one's superiority over others. The paper will end with the discussion that how Dutt's poem 'The Lotus' can be the ideal reply to William Cowper's 'The Lily and The Rose' which comes in the collection entitled poems by William Cowper, of the inner Temple, Esq, 1782.
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How to cite this article:
Simran Siwach. Toru Dutt’s ‘the Lotus’-Cultural hybridity and reply to William Cowper’s ‘The lily and the rose’. International Journal of English Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2020, Pages 27-28
International Journal of English Research