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Contemporary Indian English Novel B. D. SHARMA S. K. SHARMA This book is a study of the major voices in the field of Indian English novel including those of. Indian English Novel - Download as Word Doc .doc), PDF File .pdf), Text File . txt) or read online. birth of the Indian English fiction. This novel shows the awareness of the contemporary social scene. Its overt didacticism also has its roots in the. Sanskrit .
Though Indian literature in its latest phase has outgrown his influence. Though none of these three was a man of letters proper. Evil in Shashi Deshpande's Novel: Raja Rao. Kenneth Gumisad. Thundergod is the story of Indra, born of a prophetic union between the Earth Goddess Gaia and Daeyus, chief of the Devas. In
For two years he was at M. Chitrakoot as a Reader in English. Sharma has published one book, fifteen research papers and thirteen book reviews. Delhi Preface One who intends to know the reality of life in India cannot afford to ignore the novels being written in Indian English. No doubt, very good novels have been and are being written in Indian languages, the novels written by Indians in English have their distinct place in the literature of our country.
Since the writers of these novels have their intellectual links also with the West and desire their novels to be read abroad too, these novels have a characteristic all globe flavour which sometimes makes these novels even unpalatable to Indians.
And since most readers abroad try to understand India through them, it becomes essential for Indians too to read them and to write about them. Hence the need of the book for have in your hand. This book is a modest attempt to say a few new things about the novels written by Indians in English.
Each of these articles is written to enable the readers to grasp the reality that lies behind the fiction. Some critics may disagree with us or may have reservations when they agree with us, as literary critics the world over tend to disagree. The voices of dissent are welcome provided they are honest. Critical writings, the fact of the matter is, flourish on disagreements. It is the voice of honest dissent that brings new ideas into existence, and causes the betterment of life.
We hope our readers will find our views thought-provoking. Suggestions for improvement are welcome. Gandhism in the Crucible: Raja Rao's Kanthapura 1 2. India in R. Narayan's Novel: The Financial Expert 25 4. In its early stages it was influenced by the Western art form of the novel. Rabindranath Tagore wrote in Bengali and s s s English and was responsible for the translations of his own work into s s s English.
History of modern literature Indian English Literature IEL refers to the body of work by writers in India who write in the English language and whose native or co- native language could be one of the numerous languages of India. England in by John Cuban literature Rothenstein.
Deconstruction Poststructuralism Postmodernism Post- colonialism Hypertext fiction s s s s s s s s s s s Modern Literature in Europe European literature Modern Literature in the Americas American literature Argentine literature Brazilian literature Canadian literature Colombian literature Tagore.
It is also associated with the works of members of the Indian diaspora. Modernism translator. Dhan Gopal Mukerji was the first Indian author to win a s s literary award in the United States. Early Indian writers used English Modern Literature. Writers Workshop. Nirad C. Raja Rao's Kanthapura is Indian in terms of its s s s storytelling qualities.
Indo-Anglian is 16th century in a specific term in the sole context of writing that should not be confused literature 17th century with the term Anglo-Indian. Some criticise Narayan for the parochial. Narayan is a writer who contributed over many decades and who continued to write till his death recently.
He was discovered by Graham Greene in the sense that the latter helped him find a publisher in England. Narayan's evocation of small town life and its experiences through the eyes of the endearing child protagonist Swaminathan in Swami and Friends is a good sample of his writing style. Similar to Thomas Hardy's Wessex. Booker of Bookers Graham Greene and Narayan remained close friends till the end.
Rushdie with his famous work Midnight's Children Booker Prize Narayan created the fictitious town of Malgudi where he set his novels. Simultaneous with Narayan's pastoral idylls. He used a hybrid language — English generously peppered with Indian terms — to convey a theme that could be seen as representing the vast canvas of India. Dr Birbal Jha. Mysore N.
His work as UN official living outside India has given him a vantage point that helps construct an objective Indianness. Vijay Singh. Suketu Mehta. Kiran Desai.
Gita Mehta. Shashi Tharoor. Vikas Swarup.
Kiran Nagarkar. Amit Chaudhuri. Raj Kamal Jha. Tarun Tejpal. Salman Rushdie Bharati Mukherjee. Other authors include Manoj Das Vikram Chandra. Being a self-confessed fan of Jane Austen. Bharti Kirchner.
IWE started employing magical realism. The renowned writer V.
Amitav Ghosh made his views on this very clear by refusing to accept the Eurasian Commonwealth Writers Prize for his book The Glass Palace in and withdrawing it from the subsequent stage. Naipaul evokes ideas of homeland. Davidar sets his The. Recent writers in India such as Arundhati Roy and David Davidar show a direction towards contextuality and rootedness in their works.
He also feels that Indianness is a theme constructed only in IWE and does not articulate itself in the vernacular literatures. He contrasts this with the works of earlier writers such as Narayan where the use of English is pure. Rushdie's statement in his book — "the ironic proposition that India's best writing since independence may have been done in the language of the departed imperialists is simply too much for some folks to bear" — created a lot of resentment among many writers.
He further adds "the post-colonial novel. Some of these arguments form an integral part of what is called postcolonial theory. In his book. Amit Chaudhuri questions — "Can it be true that Indian writing. Her award winning book is set in the immensely physical landscape of Kerala.
Bibhu Padhi. Sri Aurobindo. Ramratan Mukhopadhyay. As stated above. In both the books. Eunice De Souza. Syamoli Mukherjee Bhattacharjee. John M. Carla Bertola.
Sujata Bhatt. Indian poetry in English was typified by two very different poets. Dilip Chitre. Nikhil Bhaumik. Sheila Murphy and many others worldwide. Toru Dutt. Dom Moraes. Don Webb. Adil Jussawala. Armando Menezes. Nissim Ezekiel. A generation of exiles also sprang from the Indian diaspora. Arun Kolatkar. Romesh Chandra Dutt. In modern times. In his novel Lament of Mohini  Keki Daruwala. India has also been the global epicenter of parallel experimental and avant garde counter culture with the ongoing Prakalpana Movement for over the last four decades.
The writings may be memoirs. Their contemporaries in English poetry in India were Jayanta Mahapatra. Shreekumar Varma  touches upon the unique matriarchal system and the sammandham system of marriage as he writes about the Namboodiris and the aristocrats of Kerala.
Melanie Silgardo and Vikram Seth. Among these are names like Agha Shahid Ali. Aurora On The River Gour. Boudhayan Mukhopadhyay.
Michael Madhusudan Dutt. Rajagopal Parthasarathy. Other early notable poets in English include Derozio. Joseph Furtado. Kersi Katrak. Rabindranath Tagore wrote in Bengali and English and was responsible for the translations of his own work into English. Gieve Patel. Lal and Kamala Das among several others. Utpal etc. Of late. Jim Corbett. Warren Hastings established the CalcuttaMadrasah in Butthere were exceptions as well.
Kaiser ed. Only-in-India situations. Indo-Nostalgic writings may not necessarily represent all of their literary output. Indo-Nostalgic writings have much overlap with post-colonial literature but are generally not about 'heavy' topics such as cultural identity. This would include both mass-distributed "Indo-Anglian" literature put out by major publishing houses and also much shorter articles e.
Third Culture Kids TCKs often grow up to produce Indo-Nostalgic writings that exhibit palpably deep and perhaps somewhat romanticized feelings for their childhoods in the subcontinent. The writings are often less self-conscious and more light-hearted. Contemporary Indian Poetry. The Company was. These men came to be called. Reasons for Belonging: Fourteen Contemporar The Beginnings The East IndiaCompany was formed in at a meeting attended by leading London merchants and after more than years the company had the key to the domination of Bengaland Indiagenerally.
Ohio State University Press. Salman Rushdie. Itwas directly interested neither in Empire nor in the Kingdom of Christ— and certainly not in the suppression or advancement of indigenous culture. Ranjit ed. The battle of Plassey was fought in but Clive declined theresponsibility of Diwani or revenue administration and it was in that theEast India Company took it over and still later in Of course.
Stephen Alter. Westernways — in manners and customs. Once this started. The filiations betweenthe modern Indian literatures including Indian English Literature and Englishliterature have been close. It was thus thought that Indiawas eventually progressing from its static and secure medievalism to a dynamicmodernism. And Indo-Anglianliterature had the same origin as the other modern literature in India.
During the 20 years between to thenumber of those educated in English had been rapidly increasing. Western education wasspreading fast in different parts of India and was doing much betterthan the institutions imparting oriental education.
A tokengrant of Rupees one lakh per year was made for education and the idea was topromote only Oriental education. Indian writing in English had to range from the most utilitarian prose to themost ambitious verse-epics. Indian writing inEnglish was but only one of the manifestations of the new creative urge in India — what is often referred to as theliterary Renaissance in India. The vogue for English books increased. In the commercial monopoly of the Company was ended.
The study of English literature stimulated literary creation in Bengali. In the first railway was established in India. Printing presses in different parts of thecountry and books in the vernacular as well as in English were coming out sincethe beginning of the 18th century. Distance was being abridgedand a common medium of communication was being established. The Orientalists and theAnglicists continued to wrangle but it was quite evident that the former weresteadily losing ground.
Gujrati and other Indian languages. Ram Mohan Roy. Along with grammars. Britain— or East India Company — was more or less the master of the situation in India. Indians started with reading. Modern Europeanscientific techniques including medicine and surgery were slowly beingintroduced in India. Last came the private schools that imparted English education — such schoolshave been started as early as at Cuddalore near Chennai.
By the beginning of the 19thcentury. It is saidthat even in He also invested his own money inthe starting of a school where he introduced subjects like science. He then visited Varanasi where he learnt Sanskrit and studiedancient Hindu scriptures. Roy resigned from theEast India Company a few years later and came to Calcutta in His knowledge of Arabic enabled him to read the Koran in the original.
Roy did his elementary education in the village school in Bengali. Along with a group of like-minded people. Roy felt that an understanding of these"modern" subjects would give Indians a better standing in the worldof the day.
He loved to repeat three of their maxims: He also devoured Arabic translations of the works of Aristotle and Plato. Royfounded the Atmiya Sabha in Toacquaint himself with the Buddhist religion. Roy'sunderstanding of the different religions of the world helped him to comparethem with Vedantic philosophy and garner the best from each religion.
In At the age of In Rangpur. Dissatisfied with thesystem of education and the rote method of teaching English. To pursue his interests. Roy was drawn to the Unitarian form of Christianity thatresulted in him supporting a Unitarian Mission to be set up in Calcutta in Royclashed with his orthodox father on the issue of idol worship and left home.
Sufimysticism had a great influence on Roy. For this he was called a stooge ofthe British. The group held weekly meetings at his house. Roylater began to feel that the country would benefit in terms of education and byexposure to the good points of Christianity. Though initially antagonistic towards British rule in India. Roy wasdrawn to certain aspects of Christianity that led some of the followers of thereligion to suggest that he convert.
His mother Tarini Devi's orthodox priestly family Bhattacharyas of Chatra on the other hand belonged to the Shakta sect worshippers of Godess Kali. Roy went to a seat of Muslim studies in Patna where he mastered Persian and Arabic. When he was Roy was born in Radhanagar village in west Bengal's Hooghly district on May Hisquestioning mind objected to the deification of the Buddha and this did not godown well with some of the lamas.
My next. In London. Her poetry is reality. Almost a man in seeming. The stay at Nice was short and was followed by a visit to Italy and then to England. And thus to Toru: Punyand elf-like. Toru came into contactwith Mary Martin at Cambridgeand the two fostered a life-long bond of friendship and affection.
Their first stay was in Nice. The sisters clungto each other and read Paradise Lost repeatedly. She recalled gratefully.
Toruwas the youngest in the family. Her father Govin ChunderDutt. The first calamity came in when Abju died. TheDutts were one of the eminent families in Kolkata. Intentto pay her tenderest addresses Tobird or cat.
Atwo-year period at Cambridgehelped in the blossoming of their personalities further. Of hisson Govi wrote: Most loving is my eldest. Not so deep-loving haply. Thecorrespondence with Mary Martin is a valuable source to know the mental make-upof the young poetess. They speak of flowers and birds and ofartistic vision. Her mother soon reconciled. Here they attended schooland learnt French. She had a rich and respectable ancestry.
Toru published her first essays. They were largely written by Toru. In its imagery and description — an affinity might be found between Toru and her contemporary Emily Dickinson. Then plunges in the gulfs once more. His brothers and a nephew called Omesh Chunder were the other contributors to the volume. Her awareness of her own Indianness is not restricted to Indian historical themes and the reworking of Indian legends.
See it springs. Leconte de Lisle. As souls from trials upward soar. The bulk of the poems in Ancient Ballads is based on Indian mythology. The family moved back to Kolkata in September and soon after that. Pearls scattering from its tawny wings. The mythological content of her. A selection of English translation of the sonnets of Comte de Grammont.
Most of the poems were translated by Toru and her translations are also the more striking: Stories about leadership and teamwork, self-belief and perseverance. Life lessons from cola wars and cricket, Olympic heroes and ordinary folks. We have organic breakfast on the table but no time to eat it, we have the comfiest mattress but little sleep.
Travelling a distance equivalent to the circumference of the Earth, she lifted the veil on a country that had become a stranger to her. Caught in the inescapable hurricane of life, the protagonist decides to snap out of the everyday mendacity and go on a km motorbike journey across Ladakh.
In Following Fish , journeying along the edge of the peninsula, Samanth Subramanian reports upon a kaleidoscope of extraordinary stories. And with those cuppas come encounters and incidents that make travelling in India a fascinating adventure. In Hot Tea Across India , Rishad takes you across the length and breadth of India, from Manali to Munnar, from the Rann of Kutch to Khajuraho, with a wonderful combination of wit, sensitivity and insight. On his journey, he rides a very ordinary bike, travels solo, engages in passionate talks with ordinary Kashmiris while learning about their daily lives and a bit or two about the politics of the state.
Pankaj paints a vivid picture of a people rushing headlong to their tryst with modernity. In All Roads Lead to Ganga , Ruskin Bond captures the breathtaking beauty and splendour of Ganga, describing with nostalgia and affection the places and people he has lived with and encountered for over forty years. On a very, very tight budget: And The Heat and Dust Project begins. Kesha says: February 19, at 6: Vidit says: July 30, at Ravi says: July 30, at 8: Do share the post with your social media friends.
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Originally published in the year , this book is an abridged English retelling of Vyasa's Mahabharata. Yajnaseni makes a determined effort for a balanced portrayal of the epic character of Draupadi and brings to the surface the broader and deeper aspects of her mind that lay submerged in the majestic sweep of the grand Mahabharata.
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