Author: Sudhakar Pandey
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978-0-86311-347-5
This volume contains a representative selection from the papers presented at a National Seminar, and discusses 13 Novels for tracing the growth of Indian novel in English.
Although some important novels were published in the year immediately following independence, it was only in 1960s that the sensibility of the Indian writer in English crystallized into what may be called a post independence sensibility, marked by an expression of the private voice. The 1980s witnessed a further intensification of the private voice in a bid to liberate it from the shackles of social responsibility.
The thirteen Novels discussed in this book therefore represent a significant phase in the development of Indian writing in English and reflect the country's changing social, economic, political, and cultural consciousness during this period.
Literature as Ideology - Raja Rao's The Serpent and the Rope
Rise of the demos: A Study of Malgaonkar's The Princes
West Meets East: A Study of Kamala Markandaya's Possession
The Ailing aliens: Anita Desai's Bye Bye Blackbird as a symposotic study of ...
Destiny of a Nation: Arun Joshi's The Apprentice
The Household Cactus: A Note on R K Narayan's The Painter of Design
Critique of Communism in Raja Rao's Comrade Kirillov
The Triumph of timeless India: Rama Mehta's Inside the Haveli
Fictional change in Anita Desai's Fire on the Mountain
The four dimensional reality in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day
A metaphor of reality: A study of the protagonist of Midnight Children
The perfect bubble: A Study of Anita Desai's In Custody
An Image of India in Shourie Daniel's A City of Children