A Concise History of Indian Literature in English

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorArvind Mehrotra

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The first history of Indian literature in English to cover the 200 years from Raja Rammohan Ray to Arundhati Roy, including in its scope canonical poets and novelists, social reformers (Behramji Malabari), anthropologists (Verrier Elwin), nature writers (Slim Ali), and writers of the Indian disapora (Seepersad Naipaul, Shiva Naipaul, Ved Mehta).

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The first history of Indian literature in English to cover the 200 years from Raja Rammohan Ray to Arundhati Roy, including in its scope canonical poets and novelists, social reformers (Behramji Malabari), anthropologists (Verrier Elwin), nature writers (Slim Ali), and writers of the Indian disapora (Seepersad Naipaul, Shiva Naipaul, V...

ARVIND KRISHNA MEHROTRA is the author of four books of poems, the most recent of which is The Transfiguring Places (1998). His edited books include The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets (1992) and The Last Bungalow: Writings on Allahabad (2007). The Absent Traveller: Prakrit Love Poetry from the Gathasaptasati of Sa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:468 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228526

ISBN - 13:9780230228528

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Table of Contents

Editors Preface * Introduction--A.K.Mehrotra * The English Writings of Raja Rammohan Ray--B.C.Robertson * The Hindu College: Henry Derozio and Michael Madhusudan Dutt--S.K.Mukherji
 * The Dutt Family Album: And Toru Dutt--R.Chaudhuri * Rudyard Kipling--M.Couto * Two Faces of Prose: Behramji Malabari and Govardhanram Tripathi--S.Chandra * The Beginnings of the Indian Novel--M.Mukherjee * The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore--A.Chaudhuri * Sri Aurobindo--P.Heehs * Two Early-Twentieth-Century Women Writers: Cornelia Sorabji and Sarojini Naidu--R.S.Ash * Gandhi and Nehru: The Uses of English--S.Khilnani * Verrier Elwin--R.Guha
 * Novelists of the 1930s and 1940s--L.Gandhi * R.K. Narayan--P.Mishra * Nirad C. Chaudhuri--E.Desouza * Novelists of the 1950s and 1960s--S.A.Narayan& J.Mee * On V.S. Naipaul on India--S.Kaul * Poetry Since Independence--R.S.Patke * From Sugar to Masala: Writing by the Indian Diaspora--S.Mishra * Looking for A.K. Ramanujan--A.K.Mehrotra * Salman Rushdie--A.Dingwaney * After Midnight: The Novel in the 1980s and 1990s--J.Mee * The Dramatists--S.Gokhale * Five Nature Writers: Jim Corbett, Kenneth Anderson, Slim Ali, Kailash Sankhala, and M. Krishnan--M.Rangarajan * Translations into English--A.Sattar * Note on Contributors * Further Reading * Index