Sometimes, the dash is replaced by a comma, to india, my native land, but the sonnet remains derozio's best known and most widely circulated composition 6 in april 2008, in an auditorium named after him in presidency college, formerly hindu college, kolkata, where derozio himself taught and was expelled, but now is enshrined in a bust. Henry louis vivian derozio (18 april 1809 - 26 december 1831) was an indian poet and assistant headmaster of hindu college, kolkata, a radical thinker and one of the first indian educators to disseminate western learning and science among the young men of bengal. To india - my native land is a poem by henry louis vivian derozio derozio lived during the early 19th century derozio lived during the early 19th century he was a teacher, a scholar, a poet and an academician of eurasian and portuguese descent. By registering with poetrynookcom and adding a poem, you represent that you own the copyright to that poem and are granting poetrynookcom permission to publish the poem. My first thirty years in india, my frequent visits and field trips, my personal and professional preoccupations with kannada, tamil, the classics and folklore give me my substance, my 'inner' forms, images and symbols.
Derozio's poem is one that speaks to a love of the motherland and its unique qualities it speaks of a nation that was free, prior to it being ruled by foreigners presumably, this is pre. Derozio's love for his country is expressed in his sonnets the harp of india and to india—my native land his poems, evening in august, the faqueer of jungheera, the eclipse and song of the indian girls give ample evidence of his nationalist thought and poetic talents. Henry louis vivian derozio was born on 18th april 1809 in calcutta, india he was given formal education at the dhurumtollah academy of david drummond at calcutta he belonged to the anglo-indian community of india and his father had the ancestors of india and portugal while his mother was english. Poems like 'to india- my native land', 'the harp of india' and 'to the pupils of hindu college' in his poem 'to india - my native land', he wrote.
Poetry derozio idolized byron, modeling many of his poems in the romantic vein much of his poetry reflects native indian stories, told in the victorian style the fakeer of jungheera(1828) is a long lyrical poem, abundant in descriptions of the region around bhagalpur. English notes to which period the poets belong to india my native land: hendry louis vivian derozio: a tiger in the zoo: triangular love and the analysis of. Henry louis vivian derozio was a fiery indian teacher and poet as a lecturer at in his poem to india my native land he wrote: my country in the days of glory.
Between three quatrains and an ending couplet, to india my native land is a song of love and deep emotion from henry louis vivian derozio to his fallen country, india the poem was published before derozio's untimely death at the age of twenty-two from cholera in 1831. Candidates can download poets and their poems - study material pdf from our website. To india my native land by henry l v derozio is a poem which is imprinted in my memory for all time, as it was part of my syllabus at school i had also recited the poem at one of the tributes organized for derozio, beside his grave in the park street cemetary, a few years ago.
Derozio's poems demonstrate his eager desire to inspire the young indians to struggle and strive for india's independence from the clutches of the british imperialism to india my native land is a typical deroozian poem in its theme and style. Derozio was generally considered an anglo-indian, being of mixed portuguese descent, but he was fired by a patriotic spirit for his native bengal, and considered himself indian in his poem to india my native land he wrote. To my native land by henry louis vivian derozio my country in thy days of glory past a beauteous halo circled round thy brow and worshipped as a deity thou wast where is thy glory where the. Search results to india my native land to india my native land is a typical deroozian poem in its theme and style the poem laments the degradation and devaluation of india because of her slavery to the. The page contains the full text of song of the hindustanee minstrel the poem is written by henry louis vivian derozio.
English notes match the poems with the poets to india my native land: hendry louis vivian derozio: a tiger in the zoo: vision for the nation(from india 2020. From study of this unit you will be able to understand derozio the man, his contribution to english poetry written in india and the context from which such works arose. In this poem, derozio personifies india and talks about her in a monologue derozio talks about the glorious past of india, is evidently unhappy with the british rule in india, and refers to the.
1) henry derozio to india - my native land derozio, henry (1809-1831) a eurasian poet, rationalist thinker and teacher henry louis vivian derozio was appointed a teacher of the calcutta hindu college in may 1826 at the young age of seventeen. Derozio's poem is important because it uses a traditional european form (the sonnet) but still urges respect for indian culture and values it is also important because it carries no christian message (most early educators in india were christian missionaries. The poem uses some symbolism to express the idea of the poet she made use of nature or natural things to make the poem more realistic or how life should be on earth how people relates to death , hoe to live meaningfully and to impart legacy, to gain wreath.