Rewriting India: Eight Writers by Bruce King

Rewriting India: Eight Writers

byBruce King

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A study of eight major contemporary Indian authors who write in English - Arun Kolatkar, Keki N. Daruwalla, Amit Chaudhuri, Pankaj Mishra, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Tabish Khair, Susan Visvanathan, and Jeet Thayil - this book offers a reading of their works with a focus on themes, formalcharacteristics, influences, etc. As Bruce King analyses aesthetic, social, psychological, and metaphysical dimensions of the work of these writers, certain recurring topics knit the chapters together: how modern Indian poetry in English differs from that of nationalist writers; the role modernIndian poetry played in establishing a literary tradition of depicting contemporary Indian life; and the mapping of actual places in India in contrast to the generalized spiritual India of the Brahmin nationalists. The book shows what later prose writers learned from the poets and the importance oflocation to the writers as well as the changing social, cultural, and political contexts of Indian literature.

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Bruce King is a well-known scholar of seventeenth-century English literature and Commonwealth literature. He has held lectureships at Bristol University and the University of Ibadan and professorships at universities in Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, France, Nigeria, and the United States.
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Title:Rewriting India: Eight WritersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:278 pages, 8.7 × 5.59 × 0.1 inPublished:July 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. ReWriting India2. Arun Kolatkar: The Art of Seeing3. Daruwalla: Parsi Outsider to Man of the World4. Amit Chaudhuri: Places and Spaces5. Pankaj Mishra's Travels6. Upamanyu Chatterjee's Bengali Brahmins7. Tabish Khair: Bihar to Aarhus8. Visvanathan, Feminist Sociologist9. Jeet Thayil 's Internationalism10. Coda: A Million Indias Now/ Life is HereEnd notesBibliographyIndexAbout the Author