The Great Indian Novelists on English Literature

Naval Kishore Singh, Manglam Pub, 2008, viii, 268 p, ISBN : 8190665025, $36.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Preface. 1. Ampasayya Naveen. 2. Anita Desai. 3. Anjana Appachana. 4. Arundhati Roy. 5. Ashok Banker. 6. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. 7. Bharati Mukherjee. 8. Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. 9. Binod Bihari Verma. 10. Dhan Gopal Mukerji. 11. Dilipkumar Roy. 12. H.S. Bhabra. 13. Kalki Krishnamurthy. 14. Khushwant Singh. 15. Krupabai Satthianadhan. 16. Mulk Raj Anand. 17. Nabaneeta Dev Sen. 18. P.K. Balakrishnan. 19. Partap Sharma. 20. Pratibha Ray. 21. Premendra Mitra. 22. Rabindranath Tagore. 23. Raja Rao. 24. Raj Kamal Jha. 25. Rimi B. Chatterjee. 26. R.K. Narayan. 27. Salman Rushdie. 28. Satyajit Ray. 29. Shashi Deshpande. 30. Shashi Tharoor. 31. Suchitra Bhattacharya. 32. Susham Bedi. 33. Swadesh Deepak. 34. Upamanyu Chatterjee. 35. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. 36. Ved Mehta. 37. Vikram Chandra. 38. Vikram Seth.

"In recent years, the Indian English literature has made conspicuous progress in all its forms, mainly in fiction and poetry. The articles on poets contained in this anthology acquaint the readers with the fluctuating scene of thematic concerns and technical experimentations in Indian English poetry. All other articles are also unique of its kind, reflecting the above mentioned author's treatment of their chosen literary genre.

The authors discussed in this book viz. Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Khushwant Singh, Mulk Raj Anand, Rabindranath Tagore, R.K. Narayan, Satyajit Ray, Shashi Deshpande, Vikram Seth etc. Most of the papers of this anthology are research papers prepared for presentation in the National and International seminars and conferences. They deals with the various aspects of Indian Writing in English e.g., nationalism, style and imagery, the persecution of women, Gandhian ideology, alienation and disharmony, Indianess and several other shades of Indian Literature in English. Indian novelists writing in English have been included in the canon of modern English literature.

The book, will certainly be fruitful for students, teachers and research scholars who want to be more conversant with the perspectives of Indian Writing in English." (jacket)

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