Quixotic Encounters: Indian Response to the Knight from Spain
Ganguly, Shyama Prasad
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Book ID : 31040
ISBN-10 : 81-7541-312-3 / 8175413123
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7541-312-2 / 9788175413122
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xx, 162p., Bib., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Foreword; Rafael Conde de Saro; Ambassador of Spain; Preface; Contributors; The Most Well Known Character in World Literature; Don Quijote in the Oriental Perspective; Returning to Quixote; The Natyashashtra and the Quixote on the Understanding of Fiction; The Non-reception of Don Quijote in 19th Century Bengal: Literary Interrogations of Romance and nationalism; El Quijote in India: Some Transcultural Considerations; Reading Don Quixote through Translation; Marathi Literature's response to Cervantes' Don Quixote G.A. Kulkarni's Yatrik; Don Quixote and the Bengali reception; Punjabi response to Don Quixote; Tamil response to Cervantes and Don Quixote; Cervantes and the Religions of the Mediterranean; Encounters with Don Quixote.
This book studies how the most widely known, translated and read novel in the world, Don Quijote, written in two parts in 1605 and 1615 by the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, has been received in India. Although the masterpiece is well known amongst he educated in this country, there has never been an attempt to examine the nature of its popularity. Here, for the first time some very eminent writers and intellectuals have engaged themselves in offering their personal response as well as studying the immortal work's impact 8in the literatures if different languages in India. In that sense, this pioneering book is a welcome contribution to the extraordinary literature existing on the subject and its author worldwide. The book is not only a fitting tribute from India on the occasion of the completion of 400 years of the novel, so enthusiastically celebrated all over the world, but also fultfills for more systematic studies on the subject in this country, without ignoring the Indian component.