Author: Mohan RamananPingali Sailaja/Editor(s): Mohan Ramanan & Pingali SailajaPublisher: Orient LongmanYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 155ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125016600
The short story has emerged as a significant genre in Indo-English literature as well as in the literatures in other Indian languages. While the short story has existed in Indian literatures for centuries, modern writing has been influenced in many ways by English. The essays in this volume seek to explore the genre of the short story in India and its relationship with English language and literature.Various aspects of the problem are explored: the impact of colonialism on the Indian short story; the way English has shaped short story writing in India; why, how and in what contexts English words are used; feminist perspectives in the works of writes such as Ambai and Mahasweta Devi; the Indian diaspora; the teaching of the short story to Indian students and so on.Drawing from papers presented at a national seminar, English and the Indian Short Story, held in 1994 at the department of English, university of Hyderabad, this book is a welcome addition to the body of material on literature in India.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSINTRODUCTIONMy Writing, My TimesThe Malayalam Short Story-Evolution, Influences, original PerspectiveThe Perennial Popularity of R K Narayan: An Analysis of Father's HelpWhen East is West: A Thematic and Stylistic Analysis of Bharati Mukherjee's the Middleman and Other Stories The Immigrant Sensibility in Bharati Mukherjee's the Middleman And Other StoriesIndian Englishes and the Indian Short Story in EnglishLanguage Dialectic and Fakir Mohan's Rhetoric of ProgressEnglish in the Telugu Short Story: Some ObservationsProblems in Translating Sati SavitriEnglish and the Country Short Story in India: A ResponsibilityOf Other Voices: Mahasweta Devi's Short StoriesTranslated by Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakMale Culture, Female StrategiesCheated and Exploited: Women in Kamala Das's Short StoriesEn-Gendering Narratives: a Reading of Black Horse SquareStudent Responses to an Intermediate Text: A Case StudyThe Indian Short Story: Towards a Location chart CONTRIBUTORS