The Shifting Worlds of Kiran Nagarkar's Fiction

The Shifting Worlds of Kiran Nagarkar's Fiction

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Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Yasmeen Lukmani
Publisher: Indialog Publications
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 329
ISBN/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.



Kiran Nagarkar and The Tradition of the Indian English Novel

Celebrating Cuckold

Democratic Intention and Dialogic Intelligence in Cuckold

Interpretative Possibilities of Historical Fiction:
A Perspective on Kiran Nagarkar's Cuckold

Narrative Technique in Kiran Nagarkar's Fiction

Romance, Realism and the Postmodern in Cuckold

Theme and Variations: Reflections on Nagarkar's Cuckold:
An Exploration of Human Loss and Redemption

History and Humour: Strange Bedfellows

Mirth, Introspection and the Human Condition:
Humour in Kiran Nagarkar's Fiction

Realism and the Non-Rational in Cuckold

Cracks in the State: Morality and Tradition in 16th Century Mewar

Purdeh Ke Peeche: Historically Revisionary Readings of Women Characters in Cuckold

Cuckold: A Different Paradigm of Romance?

The Local and the Universal in the Novels of Kiran Nagarkar

Notes on Contributors