1. Derozio: the national bard of modern India.
2. Indian English poetry in Uttar Pradesh.
3. The metaphysical quest in the poetry of Syed Ameeruddin.
4. In the landscape of the self: R.K. Singh’s flight of phoenix.
5. Indian poetry in English today.
6. Spiritual romance of Savitri: the feast is too dull without the fiddles?
7. Abbas: a crusader of communal harmony.
8. The drumbeats for Billy: a critical analysis of art and thought in Arun Joshi’s novel the strange case of Billy Biswas.
9. Kamala Markandaya’s Two virgins: a study in tradition and modernity.
10. Treatment of four values of life in Gurcharan Das’s ‘A fine family’.
11. Indian English literature: issues and trends.
12. The poetry in fiction: Anita Desai’s Cry the peacock.
13. Joshi’s the foreigner: the mixture of fantasy and reality.
14. Marital discord in Jhabvala’s fiction.
15. Some observations on language variety and multilingualism in Mulk Raj Anand’s ‘Coolie’.
16. Search for identity: a study of Raja Rao’s The Serpent and the rope.
17. The Orio-occidental aspect in Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan.
18. A.K. Ramanujan: a poet of divided heritage.
19. Crisis of human values in Girish Karnad’s plays.
20. R.K. Narayan: a prodigy.
21. "No terrors, only meconnaissance" in Shashi Despande’s The dark holds no terrors.
"This book is a collection of critical papers on Indian poetry and fiction in English. The poets and novelists discussed are Derozio, Aurobindo, R.A. Mishra, Mamta Kalia, Mahanand Sharma, I.H. Rizvi, R.K. Singh, Baldev Mirza, Syed Ameeruddin, K.A. Abbas, Arun Joshi, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, Gurucharan Das, R.P. Jhabwala, M.R. Anand and Raja Rao."