Author: Ragini Ramachandra
Editor: Ragini Ramachandra
Publisher: Pencraft International
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185753393
This volume of recent essays on Raja Rao, in conjunction with two earlier but seminal studies, brings together some of the most discerning critical response to the ‘oeuvre’ of this pioneering Indian English fictionist.
This volume of recent essays on Raja Rao, in conjunction with two earlier but seminal studies, brings together some of the most discerning critical response to the ‘oeuvre’ of this pioneering Indian English fictionist. It examines how raja Rao resolves into controlled art the discords of the individual and the cosmic in human concerns, the meditative and innovative in his prose, and the varied tropes of his narrative techniques. This volume also includes detailed readings and revaluations of all his major books.
The aspects of Raja Rao’s art that come under close scrutiny in this volume include his interrogation of the spiritual ferment in modern times, his indigenization of language as a singular contribution towards the evolution of an authentic International English, the unprecedented use he makes of the novel from by positioning metaphysical explorations as the basis of writing itself, the progression in his books and the construction of the Feminine Principle, and his view of literature as a ‘Sadhana’, quite in the tradition of ancient Indian writers.
It is hoped that the volume shall evoke interest and benefit the readers.