CONTENTS:- Introduction; 1. Keats's rejection of platonism in endymion/Jagdish V. Dave; 2. The mind paradigm in John Keats's Odes/Anupam Nagar; 3. Dhvani in Keats's "To Autumn"/Pritida Pandya; 4. Keats and 'Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram"/Fatima Sugarwala; 5. Women in Keats's early poetry: a study of their role/D.C. Chambial; 6. Post-modern analysis of Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale"/Pradip Kumar Patra; 7. Keats's poetry: the Liminal nexus/Shibu Simon; 8. Poetic thought in Keats' the eve of St. Agnes/Jaya Lakshmi Rao; 9. The Vedantic concept of Yoga in Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale"/Amar Nath Prasad; 10. Keats's dramatic genius with special reference to his shorter poems/O.P. Mathur; 11. The nispatti of karun rasa in Keats's "Isabella"/Ketki Pandya; 12. Keats's positive philosophy: a probe into his artistic integrity/Gauri Shanker Jha; 13. Keats's odes: a perfect specimen of his poetics/Akhileshwar Thakur; 14. Srngara Rasa in Keats's poetry/Ratri Ray; 15. John Keats: a theorist of beauty and truth/Indira Jha; 16. Keats's Pagan conception of beauty: an interpretation in Indian perspective/R.K. Mishra; 17. Re-reading Keats' 'Ode to a Nightingale" in the light of Sanskrit Aesthetics/Gunjan Chaturvedi; 18. "Ode to a Nightingale": empathy as conscious technique/R.S. Maurya; 19. Upnisadic vision in Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale"/G.D. Barche; 20. Erotic art and aesthetics in John Keats's poem The Eve of St. Agnes/Kanupriya; 21. Imagery in John Keats's famous odes and other poems: a critical study/Anita Ghosh; 22. Keats's negative capability: a critical study of odes and other poems/S.K. Paul;
Re-critiquing John Keats is a compilation of studied research papers and articles on John Keats that cover almost all the seminal aspects of his poetry. The book underlines the need of a comparative approach to holistically interpret John Keats and to explain the poet as a specific mode of communication (Sanchiran). In fact, there are a number of ideas that Keats develops in his poetry, which the present generation is perhaps far better prepared and equipped to understand than was his own. Most of his ideas like the concept of 'negative capability' -- (nakaritmak simarthya) lead to the freeing of the human mind from the fetters of bigotry and ideology through a quite different and superior use of the intellectual faculties. Today, in this era of rediscovery, rethinking and revaluation, there is emerging a mind-set that would be able to appreciate better some of the deeper aspects of philosophical thought in Keats's poetry. In these post-colonial times (uttar-upniveshi kil) where we invariably talk of new insights (naveen antardrishtiya) a fresh reading of John Keats applying Indian critical theories along with the contemporary western literary theories becomes not only essential but academically challenging as well. Quintessentially, the book is an effort to fuse assorted theoretical perspectives in a single treatise on a singular poet.