Toru Dutt

Standard Name: Dutt, Toru
Birth Name: Toru Dutt
Indexed Name: Tarulata Datta
The writings of TD (who was born in Bengal, India, where her family originated) reveal the powerful influences both of Bengali culture and of a British colonial education. Writing for only a brief period during the late nineteenth century (she died tragically young), she nevertheless produced two volumes of poetry and translations in English, two novels (one in French, the other in English, incomplete), and several critical essays.


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Intertextuality and Influence Flora Annie Steel
An early study of FAS 's writings was A Star of India by Daya Patwardhan , complete with a bibliographical list of her works and investigation of her real-life sources.
Powell, Violet. Flora Annie Steel: Novelist of India. Heinemann.
Violet Powell, who admires...
Reception Sarojini Naidu
When SN sent her poems to Indian poet Romesh Chunder Dutt (cousin of another woman poet, Toru Dutt ) the following year, she was able to say: I have been so fortunate as to gain...


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Dutt, Toru. A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields. Saptahik Sambad, 1876.
Dutt, Toru, and Edmund Gosse. Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan. Kegan Paul, Trench, 1882.
Dutt, Toru, and Raja Rao. Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan. Writers Workshop, 1972.
Rao, Raja, and Toru Dutt. “Aru and Toru”. Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, Writers Workshop, 1972.
Valmiki, et al. Hindu Literature. Editor Wilson, Epiphanius, Colonial Press, 1900.
Gosse, Edmund et al. “Introduction to Poems by Toru Dutt”. Hindu Literature, edited by Epiphanius Wilson, Colonial Press, 1900, pp. 425-33.
Dutt, Toru, and Clarisse Bader. Le journal de Mademoiselle d’Arvers. Didier, 1879.
Dutt, Toru. “Selected Poetry of Toru Dutt (1856-1877)”. University of Toronto Libraries. Representative Poetry Online (RPO), edited by Ian Lancashire.