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Analysis of Living Space by Imtiaz Dharker

English Literature



6m 41s

The poem "Living Space" by Imtiaz Dharker is about strength of will, meaning that when people want something, they can often find almost any way to make it happen. In "Living Space", what people want is life, and the lengths they go to are to live in dangerously dilapidated structures, because it’s their only option for shelter. The poem is set in Mumbai and in this podcast we look at the context, meaning and structure and form of this great poem, which conveys that humans are resilient and hopeful, even in the face of adversity. To Dharker, this is beauty.


Rebecca Kleanthous