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Mapping Cultural Spaces - Postcolonial Indian Literature in English
Mapping Cultural Spaces - Postcolonial Indian Literature in English

Mapping Cultural Spaces - Postcolonial Indian Literature in English

by Nilufer E Bharucha

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8170943116 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 376

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Author: Nilufer E Bharucha
Vrinda Nabar/
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 376
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170943116

Description

This collection of critical essays on Indian Literature in English focuses on varied aspects of Indian English Writing. It provides a critical and historical perspective to this literature.

Nissim Ezekiel turned seventy in 1994. This volume of critical essays on Indian literature commemorates this important landmark in the life of one of India's most significant contemporary poets writing in English today. It was felt that this would beg the most appropriate way of marking Ezekiel's seventieth birthday. As an educator, editor, friend and guide, his has been a major influence on Indian Literature in English - from the 1950s till the present date.

The majority of the contributors to this volume has either been Ezekiel's students or creative writers who have benefited from his razor-sharp comments on their ;poetry or fiction. Thus even thought the essays in this volume cover a wide gamut of Indian Literature in English - from thematic overviews, to poetry, to fiction - they are all in the ultimate analysis tributes to Nissan Ezekiel.

These tributes map the charting of cultural territory by the postcolonial Indian writers in English. These writers, whether in India or in diaspora, speak with a confident voice which is no longer imitative of the British model or apologetic about writing in English. Their writings remap culture, repossess history, hybridize language, offer resistance to both the colonial past as well as postcolonial dominance, thereby providing a voice to the subaltern.

THE EDITORS

NILUFER E BHARUCHA studied at the Universities of Bombay, Manchester and is currently a Professor in the postgraduate Department of English, University of Bombay. Her areas of interest are Postcolonial Literatures, Anglo-Indian Writing, Postmodernist Literary Theory, Applied Linguistics and Teacher Development. She has published widely in these areas and her papers and reviews have appeared in critical anthologies and journals. She is also a creative writer and her stories have been published in magazines and literary journals. She has also lectured in Universities in UK, Spain and Germany on Indian English Writing.

VRINDA NABAR studied at the Universities of Bombay and Oxford. Her doctoral and post-doctoral work has dealt with postcolonial and women's issues and she has published widely in these areas. She has been visiting professor at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA and the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, and was, till recently, Chair of English at the university of Bombay.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgement
In Conversation with Nissim Ezekiel

SECTION I : THEMATIC OVERVIEWS

CHAPTER I
Modernism and it Discontents : Observations on Recent Indian Poetry

CHAPTER 2
An Overview of Indian English Fiction : 1920-1990s

CHAPTER 3
The Anxiety of Indianness : Our Novels in English

CHAPTER 4
The Second Wave : Indian English Fiction of the 1980s

CHAPTER 5
After the Reign, the Rainbow

SECTION II : POETS AMD POETRY

CHAPTER 6
A Modernist Poet or a Post-Modernist? : A Study of Nissim Ezekiel's Poetry

CHAPTER 7
Ezekiel's Bombay Poems : Some Opinions

CHAPTER 8
Keki Daruwalla as a Parsi Poet

CHAPTER 9
In Pursuit of the Archaic : Makarand Paranjape's Macmillan Anthology of Indian English PoetryùAn Essay Review

CHAPTER 10
Real Imagined Women : The Poetry of Imtiaz Dharker

CHAPTER 11
The Reader and the Point of View : The Narrative Technique of the Golden Gate

SECTION III : NOVELISTS AND NOVELS

CHAPTER 12
The Tale and the Teller : Three Indian English Novels of the 1980s

CHAPTER 13
Men Need History : V.S. Naipaul, Barry Unsworth, and Hanif Kureishi

CHAPTER 14
Dancing with an Old Flame : The Postcolonial Legacy in Sahgal, Deshpande and Markandaya

CHAPTER 15
Why All This Parsiness? : An Assertion of Ethno-Religious Identity in Recent Novels written by Parsis

CHAPTER 16
Old and New Expatriate Indian English Novelists : An Overview

CHAPTER 17
Women Characters in the Novels of Mulk Raj Anand

CHAPTER 18
Contours of Narrative : A Study of R.K. Narayan's
My Dateless Diary

CHAPTER 19
Amitav Ghosh : A Most Distinctive Voice

CHAPTER 20
The Concept of Freedom in the Shadow Lines : A Novel by Amitav Ghosh

CHAPTER 21
Deconstructing Postcolonial Discourse : A Study of Salman Rushdie's Shame

CHAPTER 22
Characters and Their Indianness in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya

CHAPTER 23
Nothing to Lose but Our Chains : Nayantara Sahgal's Women in Their Social Context

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