ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Anthology-Making, the Nation, and the Shillong Poets

The exclusion of well-known poets of the north-east from contemporary anthologies that claim to represent Indian poetry is due to two reasons: their work does not follow the poetics of the Anglo-American world that continues to dominate Indian English poetry and their writing is strongly political. This exclusion mirrors New Delhi's disinclination to listen to the politically restless communities of the north-east.

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