English and the Indian Short Story

English and the Indian Short Story

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Author: Mohan Ramanan
Pingali Sailaja/
Editor(s): Mohan Ramanan & Pingali Sailaja
Publisher: Orient Longman
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 155
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978-81-250-1660-1


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.




My Writing, My Times

The Malayalam Short Story-Evolution, Influences, original Perspective

The Perennial Popularity of R K Narayan: An Analysis of Father's Help

When 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 Stories

Indian Englishes and the Indian Short Story in English

Language Dialectic and Fakir Mohan's Rhetoric of Progress

English in the Telugu Short Story: Some Observations

Problems in Translating Sati Savitri

English and the Country Short Story in India: A Responsibility

Of Other Voices: Mahasweta Devi's Short Stories

Translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Male Culture, Female Strategies

Cheated and Exploited: Women in Kamala Das's Short Stories

En-Gendering Narratives: a Reading of Black Horse Square

Student Responses to an Intermediate Text: A Case Study

The Indian Short Story: Towards a Location chart