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Key document: Eight books, seven poets, one Clearing House

Pinto, Jerry

Journal of postcolonial writing. Volume 53:Issue 1/2 (2017); pp 233-246 -- Routledge

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  • Title:
    Key document: Eight books, seven poets, one Clearing House
  • Author: Pinto, Jerry
  • Found In: Journal of postcolonial writing. Volume 53:Issue 1/2 (2017); pp 233-246
  • Journal Title: Journal of postcolonial writing
  • Subjects: English literature--History and criticism--Periodicals; Literature, Modern--History and criticism--Periodicals; Postcolonialism in literature--Periodicals; Bombay/Mumbai--Clearing House--small press--Indian poetry in English--Adil Jussawalla--Arun Kolatkar--Arvind Krishna Mehrotra--Gieve Patel; Dewey: 820.9
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Routledge
  • Abstract: Abstract:

    The introduction traces the history of the influential Bombay poetry publishing house Clearing House in the 1970s, and in particular the part played in its history by Adil Jussawalla, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Gieve Patel and Arun Kolatkar. It draws upon an archive of correspondence relating to Clearing House, maintained by Adil Jussawalla and entrusted to Jerry Pinto in 2011, parts of which are unpublished. The archive contains letters between Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Adil Jussawalla and other members of the publishing house that combine the quirkily personal with discussion of the financing, publishing and dissemination of poetry, as well as other correspondence related to Clearing House's activities. The introduction also draws upon Pinto's personal conversations with Adil Jussawalla, Gieve Patel and other Bombay poets. It is followed by a selection of material from the archive itself.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100048132980.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 1744-9855; 10.1080/17449855.2017.1298507
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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