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'This book is an anthology of essays exploring diverse issues in Australian poetry through critical perceptions of scholars in India as well as overseas. Besides, discussing the artistic and aesthetic aspects of Australian verse, these essays reflect on issues of national identity and representation, nature, space, environment, globalization and multiculturalism in the context of Australia. Some of the essays also bring to fore the comparative perspective of Australia and India as emerging multicultural / multiethnic nation in today's fast globalizing world. The papers / essays have been contributed by scholars like Nathanael O'Reilly (q.v.), Jayne Fenton Keane (q.v.), Peter Nicholson (q.v.), Phillip A. Eills, Pradip K. Patra (q.v.), Tanushree Nayak and editor of the anthology, Kanwar Dinesh Singh.'