Author: Soros Cowasjee
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817223242X
A most enjoyable collection which offers a summary overview of author's scholarly achievements and provocative insights.
This volume contains a selection of the author's papers, articles and essays on Indian and Anglo-Indian fiction. Of continuing interest is his essays on exile and its effect on Indian writers abroad; equally perceptive is the essay on the problems associated with getting an Indian novel across to Western readers, His The partition in Indo-Anglian Fiction was among the first on the subject and the forerunner of several studies that have appeared in recent years.
But, perhaps, Cowasjee's most interesting essays are on the writers of the Raj. He introduces us to novels and short stories we know little about and, he brings many of these writers out of an undeserved obscurity.
Cowasjee maintains a high degree of objectivity towards the Indian as well as the Anglo-Indian writers he critiques. - - Indian Express
The book is enlivened by Cowasjee's creative wit and talent for imagery - - A Review of International English Literature
CONTENTS: Author's Note / The Princes in Indian Fiction / The Indian Writer in Exile / Mulk Raj Anand's Coolie: An Appraisal / The Problems of Teaching Indian Fiction in Commonwealth Countries / The Partition in Indo-Anglian Fiction / Mulk Raj Anand: The Fusion of History and Fiction / The Sahibs and the Natives: Short Fiction of the Raj / The Memsahib at the Writing-table: Women writers of the Raj / Six Anglo-Indian Novels: * J R Ackerley: Hindu Holiday * Dennis Kincaid: Durbar * Christine Weston: Indigo * Philip Mason: The Wild Sweet Witch * Edmund Candler: Siri Ram - Revolutionist * Sir George Otto Trevelyan: The Competition Wallah
The princes in Indian Fiction
The Indian Writer in Exile
Mulk Raj Anand's Coolie: An Appraisal
The Problems of Teaching Indian fiction in Commonwealth Countries
The Partition in Indo-Anglian Fiction
Mulk Raj Anand : The Fusion of History and Fiction
The Sahibs and the Natives : Short Fiction of the Raj
The Memsahib at the Writing-table : Women Writers of the Raj
Six Anglo-Indian Novels
• HINDOO HOLIDAY : J.R. Ackerley
• DURBAR : Dennis Kincaid
• INDIGO : Christine Weston
• THE WILD SWEET WITCH : Philips Mason
• SIRI RAM - REVOLUTION : Edmund Candler
• THE COMPETITION WALLAH : Sir George Otto Trevelyan