Author: M K NaikPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 320ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172018401
This work traces the course of this history from its beginnings to recent times, dividing it into convenient periods, in an analytical, critical and engaging style.Indian English literature began as an interesting by-product of an eventful encounter in the late eighteenth century between a vigorous and enterprising Britain and a stagnant and chaotic India, and is now nearly two hundred years old. It is literature written originally in English by authors Indian by birth, ancestry or nationality. It is no part of English literature, any more than American literature or Australian literature can be said to be a branch of British literature. It is legitimately a part of Indian literature, since its differentia is the expression in it of an Indian ethos.Sahitya Akademi has accepted Indian English Literature as the most suitable appellation for this body of writing. The term emphasizes two significant ideas: first that this literature constitutes one of the many streams that join the great ocean called Indian literature, which, though written in different languages, has an unmistakable unity; and secondly, that it is an inevitable product of the nativization of the English language to express the Indian sensibility.Widely acclaimed, the book is now in its fifth printing.
CHAPTER 1THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE: THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURECHAPTER 2THE PAGODA TREE: FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO 1857Early ProseC. V. BoriahRaja Rammohun RoyProseWriting in BengalIn the Bombay PresidencyIn the Madras Presidencyin North IndiaEARLY POETRYHenry DerozioKasiprasad GhoseM.M. DuttCHAPTER 3THE WINDS OF CHANGE: 1857 TO 1920Poetry The Dutt Family AlbumRam SharmaToru DuttB. M. MalabariR.D. Dutt Manmohan GhoseSri Aurobindo Rabindranath TagoreSarojini NaiduHarindranath ChattopadhyayaMinor PoetsPROSEProse of Thought in the Bombay PresidencyIn BengalRabindranath TagoreSwami VivekanandaSri AurobindoIn North IndiaIn the Madras PresidencyV.S. Srinivasa SastriSarojini NaiduA. K. coomaraswamyBiography and AutobiographyTravel BooksEssaysLiterary and Art CriticismDRAMAK.M. BenerjiM.M. DuttSri AurobindoRabindranath Tagore Harindranath ChattopadhyayaDrama in BombayIn the MadrasPresidencyV.V. Srinivasa AiyangarOther Play wrightsFICTIONEarly Fiction in Bengal In the Madras Presidency The Short StoryCHAPTER 4THE GANDHIAN WHIRLWIND: 1920-1947PROSEPolitical Prose--Mahatma GandhiJawaharlal NehruOther associates of GandhiCritics of GandhismBoseM.N. RoyB.R. AmbedkarHindu Mahasabha ideologyMuslim Political thoughtCommunist thoughtSocialist thoughtModerate thoughtJournalismHistory Religious and Philosophical ProseRadhakrishnanBiography and AutobiographyTravel BooksEssaysLiterary and Art CriticismPOETRYThe School of Sri AurobindoReligious and Philosophical verseRomantic verseMinor verse writersDRAMAA.S.P. AYYART.P. KailasamBharati SarabhaiJ.M. Lobo-PrabhuOther PlaywrightsFICTIONThe NovelK.S. VenkataramaniA.S.P. AyyarK. NagarajanMulk Raj AnandR.K. NarayanRaja RaoMuslim NovelistsDhan Gopal MukerjiOther NovelistsTHE SHORT STORYShankar RamA.S.P. AyyarS.K. ChetturK.S. VenkataramaniManjeriIsvaranMulk Raj AnandR.K. NarayanRaja RaoK.A. AbbasOther Short Story WritersCHAPTER 5THE ASOKA PILLAR: INDEPENDENCE AND AFTERPOETRYThe Romantic SchoolThe New Poets: Nissim EzekielDom MoraesP. LalAdil JussawallaA.K. RamanujanR. ParthasarathyGieve PatelA.K. MehrotraPritish NandyK.N. DaruwallaShiv K. KumarJayanta MahapatraArun KolatkarWomen Poets: Kamala DasOther modern PoetsfictionThe Novel: Bhabani Bhattacharya Manohar MalgonkarKhushwant SinghS. Menon MarathBalachandra RajanSudhindra Nath GhoseG.V. DesaniM. AnantanarayananArun JoshiChaman NahalWomen Novelists: R.P. JhabvalaKamala MarkandayaNayantara SahgalAnita DesaiSantha Rama RauNergis DalalOther NovelistsTHE SHORT STORYBhabani BhattacharyaKhushwant SinghManohar MalgonkarChaman NahalArun Joshi Ruskin BondManoj DasWomen Writers--R.P. JhabvalaAnita Desai Other Short Story WritersDRAMA Poetic Drama: Manjeri IsvaranG.V. DesaniLakhan DebProse Drama: Asif CurrimbhoyPartap SharmaNissim EzekielGurcharan DasGirish Karnadother playwrightsPROSENirad C. ChaudhuriAutobiographyBiographyPolitics and History Religion and PhilosophyTravel BooksEssays and Belles-LettersLiterary and Art CriticismCHAPTER 6RETROSPECT AND PROSPECTSelect BibliographyIndex