Author: M K NaikPublisher: Pencraft InternationalYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 231ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185753571
This wide-ranging study examines the emergence and the peaking of the twentieth century Indian English fiction, including its new bearings and fresh flowering in the last two decades of the century. It offers both a survey of he trends and tendencies of this genre during this period and a critique of some of its major voices. At once incisive and comprehensive, and laced with telling perceptions, the volume epitomizes Professor M K Naik’s vintage writing on the Indian English fiction of this periodABOUT THE AUTHOR:M K NAIK (b 1926), former Professor and Chairperson of the Department of English at Karnatak University, Dharwad, currently lives in Pune (India)/Melbourne (Australia). Apart from A History of Indian English Literature (1982, currently in its sixth edition), he has also published studies on the Big three of Indian English fiction: Mulk Raj Anand, R K Narayan and Raja Rao. He has edited the Perspective Series, which covers all the major forms of Indian English literature, and Critical Essays on Indian Writing in English (1968). He is the author of five books of light verse under the nom de plume Emken. These include Indian Clerihews, Indian Limericks and Beowulf and All That: An Unorthodox History of English Literature in Comic Verse. He ahs recently coauthored (with Shyamala A Narayan) the widely acknowledged volume Indian English Literature (1980-2000): A Critical Survey (2001).
Indian English fiction 1864-1980: The Emergence and the PeakingMulk Raj Anand and the two UntouchablesPunjab’s Plenty: The Short Stories of Mulk Raj AnandTheme and form in R K Narayan’s the Man-Eater of MalgudiNarayan’s Malgudi: The Spirit of PlaceMalgudi Minor: The Short Stories of R K NarayanKanthapura: The Village that was Wiped out of Man and MosquitoThe Serpent and the Rope: From Illusion to RealityVignettes of Rustic Life and Metaphysical Parables:The Short Stories of Raja RaoMethod in Madness: All About All About H HatterrIndian English Fiction 1980-2000: New Bearings and Fresh FloweringA Life of Fragments: The Fate of Identity in Midnight’s ChildrenOf God and Gods and Men: A Thematic Study of Arundhati Roy’s the God of Small Things