Author: K Satchidanandan
C D Narasimhaiah/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): C. N. Srinath
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126041374
Of all the various in Literature, prison writing has been one of the most popular throughout the world, especially in Indian. Some of the most exquisite writings from Indian leaders have come from their prison experiences. Be it Mahatma Gandhi or Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhagat Singh or Jaiprakash Narayan, they have written their best works within the confines of prison.
All writing whether it is in prison or outside is done in solitude and so the walls of prison become invisible. But in the writings of some in prison we witness the anger and outrage of a rebel whose wings are tied. It is interesting to see in the present collection, how this aspect has been explored by scholars and in the process the discovery of another sections of writers who have preserved their poise and transcended the challenges of prison.
About the Editor:
C.N. Srinath was educated at Leeds and Utah in USA. He was former professor of English at Bangalore University and also taught at the University of Mysore. Currently he is Director, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore. He has published several critical volumes in Indian writings, American Literature and Commonwealth Literature and is also the editor of the Literary Criticism and Sarasa. Has published five volumes of poetry in English and one volume in Kannada and has also translated a number of works from English to Kannada and Kannada to English.
Welcome Speech by K.Satchidananadan
Prison Writing by C.D. Narasimhaiah
Prison Writing in India: JP’s Prison Writing by V. Krishna Moorthy
Thus Spake Rajaji from behind Bars by G.S. Balarama Gupta
Upendranath Bandopadhyay’s Nirbasiter Atmakatha: A Memoir of Prison Life by Amitava Hazra
Writing in Prison: A Comparative study of Gandhi and Soyinka by Asmat Jahan and Rashmi Attri
Banged up in Belmarsh: Jeffrey Archer’s “A Prison Diary by FF 8282, Vol. 1, Belmarsh: Hell” by Ravichandra P. Chittampalli
An Average Man Reads JP’s Prison Diary by A.R. Ramachandra
The Prison Route To Rama: The Songs of Bhadrachala Ramdas by Uma Ram & K.S. Ram
Form and the Context: A Comparative Study of K.V. Ramana Reddy’s Detenue Diary and Varavara Rao’s Sahacharulu by C.L.L. Jayaprada
Ngugi’s Prison Diary: A Sega of Suffering and Couage by Ragini Ramachandra
J.P.s Movement and His Prison Writing by Sureshwar Jha
Writing Under Panopticon: A Reading of Jayaprakash Narayan’s Prison Diary (1975) by Vijay Sheshadri
Punjabi Prison Poetry: From Ghadar to Emergency by Akshaya Kumar
Art in Action: A Note on Gandhi’s Writings from Yaravada Mandir by D.A. Shankar