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It would be a sort of my keynote remark to say that it is not near impossible, it is impossible to research, work and write a book of any worth on the poetry of John Milton – to stand side by side with the quality of work being done at Oxford, Cambridge, or Princeton, Yale and Harvard. The best of libraries here in India are not well enough equipped to provide secondary source material for deep study. Even the IIAS at Shimla, it has been observed, has in cases brought out work of quality, other than the discipline of English literature, lesser than the work done in some universities in India.
Since Milton as a poet is prescribed as text at the University of Delhi and as one the teachers teaching Milton, I tried to make the best of available material and take extensive teaching notes so as to deliver to my students the best I could for the clear understanding of the prescribed texts in the context of the classical genre Milton chose for himself and how he transformed it. I used the notes and added to the notes over the years of my teaching career. The present Handbook embodies the notes properly ordered and formatted.

 
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Born in 1930, S.C. Narula studied Physics and Astronomy for his graduation at the Government College, Ludhiana, but switched to English Literature for his Masters and got his doctorate from the Delhi University for his study of Christopher Fry. His post-doctoral dissertation on the shorter poems of John Milton won him worldwide academic acclaim. He has travelled extensively and presented papers at national and international seminars; published in scholarly journals, Indian Literature, Indian Journal of English Studies, The Literary Criterion, ARIEL, JSAL...; contributed articles to anthologies; translated Hindi and Punjabi poetry and fiction into English. His books Tales from Shrimadbhagwatand Selections from the Saptakshave been published by Rupa in 2004-5.

His book of stories Tale of the Syamantak Jewel Damyanti: Woman of Substance and his collection of poems Inheritors of Broken Sky, have recently been published. His poetry collection The Third Passenger is due to come out from Manohar shortly.

A Handbook on Milton and The Theocentric World of Christopher Fry are being published by Sparrow Books.
   
 
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MILTON HANDBOOK: Poetry in the Office of Pulpit (A Study of the Ludlow Mask and some Shorter Poems)

   
Author : S.C.Narula
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