History of Indian Literature, Volume 1

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Sahitya Akademi, 1991 - India - 815 pages
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This Volume, The First To Appear In The Ten Volume Series Published By The Sahitya Akademi, Deals With A Fascinating Period, Conspicuous By The Growing Complexities Of Multilingualism, Changes In The Modes Of Literary Transmission And In The Readership And Also By The Dominance Of The English Language As An Instrument Of Power In Indian Society.
  

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The title of this book is wrong and as such it is difficult for me to consider this book a serious and authentic exposition from the literary point of view. It may be a literary propaganda. India is a vast country and most importantly, there was no country called India until the British united people of different language and culture and made the subcontinent a Whiteman’s colony by SWARD. What is EXACTLY that we can call Indian literature? I am not trying to underestimate the literary achievements of different groups of people that is now called Republic of India but certainly the Republic is consists of people of different cultures, languages and traditions. 

Contents

Factors of Change
23
The Process of Transition
49
The Emergence of the Other Harmony
67
Stability and Change
83
The Onset of the Western Impact
100
Patriotism Communalism and Language Tension
125
Old and New
145
Explorations into New Forms and Ideas
165
Indian Drama in Transition
271
The World of Fiction
287
Many Voices oflndian Poetry
311
Epilogue
330
Appendices
341
Notes and References
371
Select Bibliography
397
PART
409

The New Plays
183
The Novel
197
The Literary Panoroma
219
The Varieties of Prose
255
Chronology
419
Indexes
773
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