Towards an Understanding of Indian Poetry in English within Indian Critical Tradition
Acharya — the cultivated reader
Pandita — the learned one, but not necessarily a discriminating one
Bhakta — the devoted reader — devoted to the writer, the cause, etc.
Sadharanajana — the common reader
Alpabuddhijana — the groundling
KeywordsAmerican Scholar Indian Scholar Indian Mind Short Poem Collect Poem
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