CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. The prose style of Swami Vivekananda/U.S. Rukhaiyar; 2. Tagore's short stories: a critical study/Hari Om Prasad; 3. Structure and style in Sri Aurobindo/A.K. Sinha; 4. Sri Aurobindo's Vasavadutta: the drama of realism and romance/Amar Nath Prasad; 5. Gandhian ideology and Mulk Raj Anand/Sudarshan Sharma; 6. Morning face: a quest for new humanism/A.K. Pandey; 7. Feminine aspects in the world of Nagaraj by R.K. Narayan/Sonal K. Mehta; 8. Culture and tradition in the novels of Raja Rao/S.K. Paul; 9. Society and self in Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's heat and dust/Nagendra Kumar Singh; 10. Kamala Markandaya's a Handful of rice: a study/Nagendra Kumar Singh; 11. Patriotism in the novels of M. Malgonkar/Sudista Prasad Singh; 12. Feminine sensibility in Anita Desai's novels/R.S. Pathak; 13. The rhetoric of horror in Rushdie's shame/O.P. Mathur; 14. The theme of marriage and east-west encounter in Nergis Dalal's the girls from overseas/P.G. Javalgi; 15. Imagery, coprophilia, carnography and feminism in the God of small things/R.S. Sharma and S.B. Talwar; 16. Dreams re-dreamed: a study of the God of small things/Surendra Narayan Jha; 17. Imagery in Maha Nand Sharma's poetry/Mamta Sharma; 18. Basavaraj Naikar as a 'budding' novelist/V.R. Badiger; 19. Indian poetry in English: the problematic of identity and representation/Neeti M. Sadarangani; 20. Bengali theatre: its influence upon and contribution to Indian literature/Anita Ghosh;
Indian Writing in English: Critical Appraisals is a critical attempt to evaluate some poets, dramatists and novelists of India who wrote their works in English. It contains twenty scholarly papers presented by great scholars and teachers of English who belong to the different universities in India. The writers discussed in this anthology are Swami Vivekananda, R.N. Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, R.P. Jhabvala, Kamala Markandaya, Manohar Malgonkar, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie, Nergis Dalal, Arundhati Roy, Maha Nand Sharma and Basavraj Naikar. It also contains two other articles which critically deal with Indian poetry in English and Bengali theatre and its contribution to Indian literature. The book, it is hoped, will certainly receive a warm welcome in the hands of those readers, research scholars and teachers who want to be acquainted with various critical aspects of Indian writing in English.