Updated: Apr 9
Syed Amanuddin was born in Mysore (1934). He had his under graduation and post-graduation in India later he had his Doctor of Philosophy in the United States of America. Further, he also expanded his education to London. He wrote his works with Indian and American essence which marks his identity as Indo-Anglian. His anguish is recorded in his poem “Don’t Call me Indo-Anglian”. He had published a variety of poetry collections. His language and writing style has been influenced by E. E. Cummings. Both have experimented a lot with their poetry. Syed had covered various themes like human joy, beauty, pain, suffering, turmoil, and death. His poems were popularly translated into various languages such as French, Urdu, and Kannada. His works are; Adventures of Atman (1977), Gems and Germs (1978), Challenger Poems (1988), The King Who Sold His Wife (1978), The Himalayas (1979), World Poetry in English (1981), Poetry East-West(1967-1972) and Creative Moment (1972). He died in 1989.