The Great Encounter: A Study of Indo - American Literature and Culture

The Great Encounter: A Study of Indo - American Literature and Culture

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Author: R K Gupta
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 0000
Language: English
Pages: 284
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817017211X


A sensitive, perceptive, and comprehensive analysis of literary and cultural relations between India and the United States from their beginnings in the seventeenth century until the present day, The Great Encounter not only examiners the specific reciprocal influence of individual authors and thinkers, but also explores in depth and detail the myriad and complex ways in which the two countries have impinged upon the consciousness of each other. It also stresses the role of inter-cultural communication in dispelling stereotyped images which nations and peoples tend to have of one another due to lack of information, and in bringing about a genuine understanding firmly rooted in a realistic assessment of values, objectives, and aspirations.

Although the primary focus is literary, the work is written from a consistently broad perspective, which includes other spheres of cultural activity such as music, painting, sculpture, film, and journalism. Lucid and lively in style, and eminently readable, it is addressed not only to the specialist but to the interested general reader as well.




The Beginnings

The Transcendental and Their Contemporaries

The Post-transcendental Period

The Travellers and The Prophets

The Twentieth Century: India in America

The Twentieth Century: America in India