Famous poet Eunice de Souza passes away

A fierce author, and legendary trainer she was an inspiration to generations of scholars and budding writers

Educator, poet, novelist and newspaper columnist Eunice de Souza handed away at her residence on Saturday morning on the age of 76. She impressed generations of scholars as an English professor and later because the Head of the Division at St. Xavier’s School, Mumbai, the place she was carefully concerned within the theatre and literary pageant, Ithaka. She additionally taught on the College of Mumbai.

“For younger poets, notably ladies poets, her strategy was very liberating,” says city-based poet Ranjit Hoskote.

Her first assortment of poetry, Repair, was printed in 1979 and her newest assortment, Study from the Almond Leaf was made accessible in bookstores final 12 months.

“She was an eminent determine who dominated the poetry skyline,” says Sahitya Akademi-winning creator Jerry Pinto. Along with poetry, Ms. de Souza additionally wrote two novels, Dangerlok (2001) and Dev and Simran (2003). “In her works, she used colloquial Bandra English and legitimised it, which is admirable,” provides Mr. Hoskote.

An necessary facet of de Souza’s life was her eager involvement in modifying anthologies like 9 Indian Girls Poets, 101 Folktales From India, Girls’s Voices: Picks from Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Indian Writing in English and Early Indian Poetry in English. “She put collectively few of crucial anthologies that got here out within the final 20 years,” says Mr. Pinto.

Her funeral is predicted to happen at 3.30 p.m. at St Anthony Church, Vakola on August 2, a day after what would have been her 77th birthday.

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