K. V. Dominic Essential Readings and Study Guide: Poems about Social Justice, Women's Rights, and the Environment
K. V. Dominic Essential Readings gathers for the first time the three most important works of poetry from this shining new light of contemporary Indian verse in English: Winged Reason, Write Son, Write and Multicultural Symphony. A fourth collection of 22 previously unpublished poems round out a complete look at the first 12 years of Dominic's prolific and profound verse. Each poem includes unique Study Guide questions suitable for South Asian studies curricula.
Written in free verse, each of his poems makes the reader contemplate on intellectual, philosophical, spiritual, political, and social issues of the present world. Themes range from multiculturalism, environmental issues, social mafia, caste-ism, exploitation of women and children, poverty, and corruption to purely introspective matters. From the observation of neighborhood life to international events, and everyday forgotten tragedies of India, nothing escapes the grasp of Dominic's keen sense of the fragility of life and morality in the modern world.
Praise for the verse of K. V. Dominic
"K. V. Dominic is one of the most vibrant Indian English poets whose intense passion for the burning social and national ailments makes him a disciple of Ezekielean School of poetry. His poetic passion for the natural beauty keeps him besides the Romanticists."
-- Dr. A. K. Choudhary, English poet, critic and editor, Professor of English, Assam, India
"K. V. Dominic's poems are important additions to the growing global movement to bring about positive change and equality for all individuals. The injustices he confronts in his poems are the arrows and thorns that pierce his heart every day and the gushing blood that runs through his pen to paper."
-- Rob Harle, poet and critic, Nimbin, Australia
"K. V. Dominic is a poet of the suffering masses and oppressed sections of the society. He tries to dissect corruption at all levels, political or religious, social or academic and presents it in its true colours with all the ugliness and monstrous greed."
--Prof. T. V. Reddy, reputed English poet, writer and critic, Emeritus Professor of English from Andhra Pradesh, India
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About the Author
Themes in Essential Readings include: humanity, the sorrows and pleasures of life; the woes of the poor, downtrodden and the marginalized; exploitation of the masses by the corrupt political parties, the misuse of religion, terrorism, communalism, nature and its degradation at the hands of man, the difference between urban and city life, etc. K. V. Dominic: Essential Readings and Study Guide is a bible for scholars of K. V. Dominic's free verse. It is a pleasure read for anyone who enjoys poetry on social issues, humanity and environment. Owing to the unique blend of Indianness and the Universality of its themes, the book rightfully claims its place in the libraries of any school, college and university in India and abroad.
---Dr. Sulakshna Sharma, Critic, reviewer, short story writer. Lecturer in English, Lahla, Palampur (HP)
This poetry book is one of those which stays with you long after you finish reading the poems. The poems deal with the real issues of our present society and have been written in very beautiful language. The poems deal with real emotions too, arising out of those issues. Women's issues, cultural values, globalization, its impact, all these have been dwelt with strongly and hit us hard. We are aware of what is going around us yet we turn a blind eye. The poems in this book brings us back to those and we are forced to confront. I recommend this poetry book to all those who the world to change for the better...
--Gautami Tripathi, Everything Distils Into Reading
We need more of this in the book community. This masterpiece had to be written, not just for the sake of empathy but more importantly for awareness. I always challenge myself with the books I read, there are books that are easy to read and will be forgotten in the years to come, but also there are books that would stay with you - this book is one of them. The beauty of how it depicted the pressing issues in the society that we live in, lyrical yet with impact. I commend how rich and how it was able to show the other side of what people usually miss out. It wasn't just promoting awareness, but immersing ourselves into the reality that we face day in and day out. It was more of an invitation to do something about it, to finally stand up for what we believe in..
--Eunice Moral, Nerdy Talks Book Blog
The authors topics and themes he used for his poetry had me gripped from the first to the last page. The useful question's at the end of each one, checking for understanding, is an additional bonus. As for any poet the subject matter is key, the author writes from his heart and is not afraid to challenge and test the reader with his beliefs. No situation or emotion is left uncovered, from birth to death and love to hate, politics and religion and the one thing that touches everyones heart our love for our pets. When you read each individual poem it will strike a chord and make you really challenge your own morals. The honesty and integrity of the writer shines through. Scholars will love the scripts as it will lead to endless discussions over their interpretation of the words and meanings.
--Sharon Martin, Beck Valley Books
Providing a comprehensive compendium of Professor Dominic's poetry, Essential Readings is an ideal curriculum textbook and very highly recommended as an addition to college and university library Contemporary Poetry collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject.