Author: Mohan Ramanan
Editor(s): Mohan Ramanan & Pingali Sailaja
Publisher: Orient Longman
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