Critical Response To Indian English Fiction
Cristicism of Indian English fiction has now come of age and Dr. Shyam M. Asnani has made a significant contribution to it in this volume. This collection of critical essays on various themes and authors in marked both by variety and depth, exploration of individual works as well as dominant phases and themes. The essays, some of which have already received publicity in prestigious scholarly journals in India and abroad, reflect the author?s deep involvement in the subject. Far from being amere reproduction, this anthologyis a contribution of his critical endeavour in this field. It eplores new areas and offers fresh in-sights into the work of novelists of such literary fame as Mulk Raj Anand, Bhavani Bhattacharya, R.P. Jhabvala, Kamala Markandaya, Manohar Malgonkar and focuses new critical attention on the work of less known but significant writers like Mirnalini Sarabhai. The collection also includes studies on aesthetic concept relevant to generic studies. In sum, Critical Response to Indian English Fiction bears ample testimony to Dr. Asnani?s keen awareness and sensitivity acquired over a long period of concentrated study and capacity for a carefully balanced critical effort and intelligence to bear upon Indian English fiction. There is much in this anthology that would be found of great interest both by the specialist as well as by the general reader.
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