Critical Responses to Indian Writing in English: Essays in Honour of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Balachandran, K. (Ed.)
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Book ID : 25449
ISBN-10 : 81-7625-539-4 / 8176255394
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7625-539-4 / 9788176255394
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Language : English
xix, 269p., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Preface; I. Poetry:; 1. Voices in Indo-Anglian Poetry/G. Natanam; 2. Decolonisation of imagination: reflections on the theory of national literature: A.C. Mukerji's The Hermitage of Bharadwaj/L.S. Saxena; 3. Sometimes I tell this tale to the river: a 'new avatar' of Amrita Pritam/M.A. Nare; 4. From verbal pyrotechnic of lucidity: a study of Arun Kolatkar's Poetry/Usha Kalyani; 5. Kamala Das - a poet of feminist perspectives/A. Selvalakshmi; 6. Entrepreneur and executioner in Nissim Ezekiel's 'enterprises' and 'poet, lover, birdwatcher'/K. Ponni; II. Poetry: translation:; 7. A.K. Ramanujan and Subramanya Bharathi as creator-translators/K. Chellappan; III. Poetry: interview:; 8. An interview with Dr. R.K. Singh/K. Rajani; IV. Prose:; 9. Spirituality--the core spirit of Shri Aurobindo's The Renaissance in India/Lilly Arul Sharmila; 10. A study of the manipulation of the transitions in the speeches of Swami Vivekananda/R. Elavarasu; V. Fiction:; 11. The invisible Indian fiction--a brief survey/C.N. Srinath; 12. The 'servants' of Amit: a study in ambivalence/Mohit K. Ray; 13. Gita Hariharan: writing back to The 1001 Nights/Rama Kundu; 14. Silence, surrender and compromise?: a study of Shashi Despande's That Long Silence/N. Sethuraman; 15. Techniques of narration in Jyothirmoyee Devi's The River Churning/S. Robert Gnanamony; 16. Ostracised Oberoi: an analysis of the male mind in Arun Joshi's The Foreigner/C. Anna Latha Devi; 17. Woman as Avatar: the privacy of the self: an analysis of Shoba De's Sisters/T.S. Ramesh; 18. Myth in R.K. Narayan's The Man -- Eater of Malgudi/P. Aruna Devi; VI. Drama:; 19. The conflict between bondage and liberation in Tagore's Mukta-dhara Dr. Basavaraj Naikar; 20. Quest towards light in Tagore's Chandalika/A. Vijayalakshmi; 21. Vijay Tendulkar's Kanyadaan: a Panacea for the social deformity/Tamilselvi Kanakiah; VII. Autobiography:; 22. Kamala Das's My Story--an Indian autobiography in English/Veena M. Nare; 23. Abdul Kalam's Wings of Fire: giving wings to all/K. Balachandran.
Critical Responses to Indian Writing in English is very humble endeavour to present Indian critical responses to Indian poetry, prose fiction, drama and autobiography. The contributors are from various Indian Universities. They have enriched this book with their research findings. Indian poets like Kamala Das, Nissim Ezekiel, A.K. Ramanujan, Arun Kolatkar, A.C. Mukerji, Subramanya Bharathi have been taken for analysis by seven Indianists. Indian novelists like R.K. Narayan, Arjun Joshi, Shoba De, Jyothirmoyee Devi, Shashi Deshpande, Githa Hariharan, Amir Chaudhury have been researched by 8 Indianists. Indian prose writers like Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda have been studied by two Indianists. Indian dramatists like Tagore and Vijay Tendulkar have been dealt with by two contributors. Indian autobiographers like APJ Abdul Kalam and Kamala Das have been preferred by two academics. Two general surveys (one on Indo-Anglian poetry and another on Indo-Anglian fiction) have been done by two contributors. The twenty-three critical essays highlight different aspects of Indian life and literature in English in simple and understandable style which is a veritable literary feast to the students, researchers and teachers of Indian writing in English.