JEJURI BY ARUN KOLATKAR PDF

Chapter: 3. Arun Kolatkar – Jejuri. Arun Kolatkar – Jejuri / Arun Kolatkar (b. ) was educated in Mumbai where he works as a graphic artist. A winner of. A sequence of stunningly simple but haunting poems, Jejuri is one of the great books of modern India. Jejuri is a site of pilgramage in author Arun Kolatkar’s. Volume II Issue I, April ISSN – Arun Kolatkar’s Jejuri: Perspective Modern View on Faith, Realism and Scepticism Vilas K. Tayde Asst. Professor.

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Jejuri is a site of pilgramage in author Arun Kolatkar’s native state of Maharashtra, and Jejuri the poem is the record of a visit to the town — a place that is as crassly commercial as it is holy, as modern and ruinous as it is ancient and enduring.

Evoking the town’s cr A sequence of stunningly simple but haunting poems, Jejuri is one of the great books of modern India. Evoking the town’s crowded streets, many shrines, and mythic history of sages and gods, Kolatkar’s poem offers a rich description of India while at the same time performing a complex act of jolatkar.

For the essence of the poem is a spiritual quest, the effort to find the divine trace in a degenerate world.

Spare, comic, sorrowful, singing, Jejuri is the work of a writer with a unique and visionary voice. Paperback88 pages. To see what your adun thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Jejuriplease sign up.

See 1 question about Jejuri…. Lists with This Book. Oct 10, Rajat Ubhaykar rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Scratch what is god and what is stone the dividing line if it exists is very thin at jejuri and every other stone is god or his cousin there is no crop other than god and god is harvested here around the year and round the clock out of the bad earth and the hard rock that giant hunk of rock the size of a bedroom jejur khandoba’s wife turned to stone the crack that runs across is the scar from his broadsword he struck her down with once in a fit of rage scratch a rock and a legend springs.

View all 5 comments. Jan 31, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: The end of what I call The Januarius had finally come. It is one of my strange, compulsive little rituals: Jejuri is perhaps the strangest of all.

It is a poem cycle, originally written in English, by an Indian poet from Maharashtra. Here is one of my favorites: I am always amazed at how ko,atkar excellent writers and poets there are in India who can write English with the best of them. Coming to mind are Salman Rushdie, G. Narayan, who is probably my favorite. It is reassuring to know that, even if Europe and America are taken over by drooling idiots, there will be atun who can write elegant English from the other side of the world.

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View all 4 comments. To be read again and again. Another vista in my mind opened Stones and gods, crushed under the weight of the mountains.

And in the dust that flows in my direction, some poems fly right into my eyes, and all I have for them, is my unexpected tears.

Couple of poems from the poet The Station Dog The spirit of the place lives inside the mangy body of the station dog doing penance for the kolatkarr three hundred years under the tree of arrivals and departures the dog opens his right eye just long enough to look at and see whether you’re a ma Another vista in my mind opened The Station Dog The spirit of the place lives inside the mangy body of the station dog doing penance for the last three hundred years under the tree of arrivals and departures the dog opens his right eye just long enough to look at and see whether you’re a man or a demigod or the eight armed railway timetable come to stroke him on the head with a healing hand and to take him to heaven the dog decides the day is not yet Yeshwant Koltkar Are you looking for a god?

I know a good one. His name is Yeshwant Rao and he’s one of the best. Of course he’s only a second class god and his place is just outside the main temple. Outside even of the outer wall.

As if he belonged among the tradesmen and the lepers. I’ve known gods prettier faced or straighter laced. Gods who soak you for your gold. Gods who soak you for your soul. Gods who make you walk on a bed of burning coal.

Gods who put a child inside your wife. Or a knife inside your enemy. kolwtkar

Gods who tell you how to live your life, double your money or triple your land holdings. Gods who arhn barely suppress a smile as you crawl a mile for them. Gods who will see you drown if you won’t buy them a new crown. And although I’m sure they’re all to be praised, they’re either too symmetrical or too theatrical for my taste. Yeshwant Rao, mass of basalt, bright as any post box, the shape of protoplasm or king size lava pie thrown against the wall, without an arm, a leg or even a single head.

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He’s the god you’ve got to meet. If you’re short of a limb, Yeshwant Rao will lend you a hand and get you back on your feet. Yeshwant Rao Does nothing spectacular. He doesn’t promise you the earth Or book your seat on the next rocket to heaven.

But if any bones are broken, you know he’ll mend them. He’ll make you whole in your body and hope your spirit will look after itself. He is merely a kind of a bone-setter. The only thing is, as he himself has no heads, hands and feet, he happens to understand you a little better. Oct 17, Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it it was amazing.

Aug 04, Mohit Parikh rated it really liked it Shelves: About one fourth of the poems I found tough to interpret or appreciate. Feb 12, aswin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 10, Viswanathan Venkataraman rated it liked it. Though thin volumes I only flicked through them and left it to adorn my book shelf. Thsi year I got Jejury and took it oklatkar night to read.

Not being a poetry man most poems went above my head. But what does strike is his keen observation of the ambiguity of spirituality and pilgrimage in India. What is god and what i stone the dividing line if it exists is ver thin at jej Came across Arun Koalkar in a article and immediatly as I was in India bought Gala Ghoda Poems and Sarpa Satra jejyri years back.

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What is god and what i stone the dividing line if it exists is ver thin at jejuri and every other stone is god or his cousin Mar 17, Michael A. Bh to get the Pras edition: Mar 17, Aditi rated it really liked it. Kolatkar, must read for those who love lucid yet witty writings. Nov 24, Anirban Nanda added it Shelves: Compels one to read again and again.

Dec 17, Soumitro Roy rated it it was amazing. Jejuri is one of the masterpieces of modern Indian poetry written by Arun Kolatkar. This book takes us on a journey where the narrator, a secular person, goes on a pligrimage to Jejuri. He then describes the surroundings, peoples, temples and everything that he finds around into kkolatkar poems underlying with a deep spiritual meaning. The poems are about his visit to Jejuri jeujri return journey. The reasons that made me fall in love with this book is the style and observation of the poet.

He can conne Jejuri is one of the masterpieces of kopatkar Indian poetry written by Arun Kolatkar. He can connect a day to day mundane surrounding and events jejjuri a spiritual world specially the poems on the return journey where he is waiting on the station for his train Another thing that I have noticed in his poems is that beauty and eternal truth lies in simple and common things that we don’t take notice. In Jejuri, Kolatkar showed us the subtle beauty that lies in common simple things that needs a deep set of eyes to observe.

Lastly I would like to recommend this book to every reader specially to those who writes poems or want to build themselves into a better poet.

Because the style of writing and the use of concise words along with self-made phrases are things that one can learn jeiuri Kolatkar’s writings. Dec 23, Chanakya rated it it atun amazing Shelves: I feel like I was on agun trip with Kolatkar, and saw Jejuri as only a poet could’ve showed me – having sidestepped the hassle of being harrased by the local guides.

I found Kolatkar’s simplicity of language exquisite and the perfect ground for the grand images he kolatkat, that of galloping gods and that of a bitch taking refuge in an abandoned temple and that of cocks and hens playing at a strange ritual in a field – the mythic, the mundane, and the I want to say metaphorical, perhaps surreal.

I also resonated with a sense of dissonance I felt in the text, when the beauty of the spirit both human and otherwise seems in complete contrast with the ugliness of the traders of the spirit – I feel as I put the book away, I left a spirit caught in purgatory in those pages, still stuck at that twilight station. Recommended for anyone looking for verse that’s simple, yet intelligently tackles complex issues of spirituality and it’s trade.