About the BookThe Poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra (Fourth Revised and Enlarged Edition, 2009) is an incisive and well-researched book. It makes an in-depth analysis of the corpus of Mahapatra’s poetry from Close the Sky, Ten by Ten to Random Descent (2005). In this new edition, Mahapatra’s latest two books of verse, Bare Face and Random Descent, have been evaluated in the context of global poetry written in the Third World countries. This edition also includes an interview with the poet which highlights the aspects of Mahapatra’s art of writing poetry. The development of Mahapatra’s poetry from Modernism to Post-modernism and again from Post-colonialism to Neo-colonialism has been analysed in a lucid manner. This is an invaluable book on Mahapatra’s poetry.About the Author/sBijay Kumar Das, Ph.D., D.Litt., is a contributor to The Encylcopaedia of World Literature in the 20th Century (New York). He has published a number of reference books which include, Form and Meaning in Mahesh Dattani’s Plays (2008); Critical Essays on Postcolonial Literature (2007); Post-Modern Indian English Literature (2006); Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (2005); A Handbook of Translation Studies (2005); Critical Essays on Poetry (2003); Shiv K. Kumar as a Postcolonial Poet (2001); A Reader’s Guide to Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets (1999); The Horizon of Nissim Ezekiel’s Poetry (1995); Perspectives on Indian English Poetry Criticism (1993); and Modern Indian English Poetry (1992). He has edited three reference books: Comparative Literature (2000); Perspectives on the Poetry of R. Parthasarathy (1998); and Contemporary Indo-English Poetry (1992). He has also co-edited one reference book entitled Studies in Postcolonial Literature (2007) and several textbooks including Nineteenth Century English Poetry (OUP, 1992, 1998). He has successfully guided 14 Ph.D. scholars. He is the Editor of The Critical Endeavour. Formerly a Reader in English at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Dr. Das is now a Professor of English at Burdwan University, Burdwan (West Bengal).