HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

The History of English Literature starts with Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon (Old English) epic poem comprising 3,182 alliterative lines, written in the 8th century.

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THE SECRET OF THE VEDA BY SRI AUROBINDO

THE SECRET OF THE VEDA “The Secret of the Veda” is a volume of book by Sri Aurobindo, his writings and its translation of Rig Veda, first published in the monthly philosophical review Arya in 1914. Although Aurobindo considered to revise the translation as he thought it had errors, imperfection and incomplete, he never found enough time […]

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O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN BY WALT WHITMAN

"O Captain! My Captain!" is an elegy by Walt Whitman on the death of Abraham Lincoln, the then President of United States. One of the best known poems of Walt Whitman, it was written in 1865 at once after the death of Lincoln.

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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE BY THOREAU SUMMARY

Civil Disobedience by Thoreau is an essay which is argument against obedience to an unjust government,  advises people not to allow their government to overrule their conscience. By doing so, an individual be an agent of injustice.

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NED KELLY BY DOUGLAS STEWART

'Ned Kelly' is a play partly in verse written by Douglas Stewart during 1940s. First performed in 1956 by Elizabethan Theatre Company, it is a...

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ROSE OF GOD BY SRI AUROBINDO

Like ‘Thought the Paraclete‘, ‘Rose of God‘ is also a mystic poem written by Sri Aurobindo. In this poem, the poet seeks to explore the secrets of Divine Rose (of God). Aurobindo wrote a few mystic poems which are often known for their thematic complexity. The soul of this poem resides on strong symbols and […]

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EVAM INDRAJIT BY BADAL SIRCAR

‘Evam Indrajit‘ is a three-act play by the Padmasri Award recipient Badal Sircar. One of the best examples in the genre of ‘Absurd Drama‘ by an Indian playwright, it is set in Calcutta during 1960s. It is about a writer who falls short in writing his play and his conversation with his protagonist Indrajit.  Evam Indrajit was […]

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