Author: Eminent ContributorsEditor(s): Yasmeen LukmaniPublisher: Indialog PublicationsYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 329ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981598
If the definition of a classic is that you are drawn to it again and again and discover new facets and insights every time, then Kiran Nagarkar is the author of such fiction. Whether located in the 20th century or the 16th, his work has a timeless quality. There are authors who write under several pseudonyms and yet their writing is always recognisable. Nagarkar writes under his own name but his books are so different from each other, it is difficult to believe that they are by the same author.As one of India's leading writers, and also one of its most unpredictable, Nagarkar demands serious scrutiny and study. It is the intention of this book to unravel Nagarkar's craft and vision and thus enhance the reader's enjoyment through essays by some of the leading scholars and writers in India and abroad, thus providing a perspective both from India and the West. Together the essays, dealing with the various thematic, structural, linguistic and historical aspects of his fiction, place Negara in the context of Indian writing in English, and of world literature.
INTRODUCTIONKiran Nagarkar and The Tradition of the Indian English NovelCelebrating CuckoldDemocratic Intention and Dialogic Intelligence in CuckoldInterpretative Possibilities of Historical Fiction: A Perspective on Kiran Nagarkar's CuckoldNarrative Technique in Kiran Nagarkar's FictionRomance, Realism and the Postmodern in CuckoldTheme and Variations: Reflections on Nagarkar's Cuckold: An Exploration of Human Loss and RedemptionHistory and Humour: Strange BedfellowsMirth, Introspection and the Human Condition:Humour in Kiran Nagarkar's FictionRealism and the Non-Rational in CuckoldCracks in the State: Morality and Tradition in 16th Century MewarPurdeh Ke Peeche: Historically Revisionary Readings of Women Characters in CuckoldCuckold: A Different Paradigm of Romance?The Local and the Universal in the Novels of Kiran NagarkarNotes on Contributors