The Literary Impacts of T. S. Eliot on Balochi Literature

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Shoaib Ahmed


This paper is mainly concerned with a modernist study of ‘The Literary Impacts of T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) on Balochi Literature.’ Moreover, this article aims to explore Eliot’s artistic pioneerships. It attempts to specify the literary forms, themes, styles and qualities of Eliot in works of renowned Baloch poets, critics and essayists of the 20th Century. Further, the artistic elements of Eliot are comparatively analyzed and justified with the glittering literary ‘contents’ and ‘structures’ of twentieth-century Baloch literary authors from a background study of modernist perspectives. In this paper, the researcher’s opinions are primarily bounded to discover and discuss the closest affinity of modern English and Baloch poets in light of the effects of those enormous artistic factors of Eliot’s modern poetry and criticism on all famous Baloch literary authors, such as Gul Khan Naseer, Muhammad Hussain Hanqa, Atta Shad, Karim Dashti; Akbar Barakzai, Bashir Bidaar, Manzoor Bismil, Munir Momin, A. R. Dad and many others. In relation to this, these well-known twentieth century Baloch authors, by adapting ‘Eliotic trends of newness,’ have traditionalized the spirit of modernity in their poetic works. They have exceptionally acquainted with striking footprints of Eliot’s poetic compositions in a well-versed manner.

Key words: Modernism, English Poetry, Balochi Literature, Modern Culturalism.

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Shoaib Ahmed. (2021). The Literary Impacts of T. S. Eliot on Balochi Literature. Balochistaniyat - Annual Research Journal of Balochi Academy, 10, 1–17. Retrieved from