The Modern Indian English Fiction

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Abhinav Publications, 1993 - Indic fiction (English) - 216 pages
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This Selection From The Articles And Interviews By Professor O. P. Mathur Presented At Various National And International Conferences And Seminars And Those Published In Various Indian And Foreign Journals And Books Covers A Broad Range Of Authors And Themes. Out Of Professor Mathur S Many Articles On Different Subjects, This Book Presents A Selection From His Articles On Indian English Fiction Alone. The Papers Contain Original Approaches And Insights And The Interviews Bring Out Interesting And, In Some Cases, Hitherto Unknown Information. It Is Hoped That The Book Will Be Of Use To Scholars, Teachers And Students Of Indian English Literature As Much As To Laymen Who May Be Curious To Know Something About This Important Branch Of Indian Literature.
 

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Contents

1 The Indian Protagonist and the Western Experience
1
2 Mulk Raj Anands Untouchables and Richard Wrights Bigger Thomas A Comparative Study in Social Protest and Affirmation
30
A Comparative Study of Ngugis Waiyaki and Anands Lalu
42
4 An Approach to the Problem of National Integration in the Novels of Mulk Raj Anand
52
Narayan and Anand
66
6 The West Wind Blows Through Malgudi
78
A Study in Cultural Ambivalence
89
A Study in Raja Raos Treatment of the EastWest Theme
98
12 The Existential Note in Arun Joshis The Strange Case of Billy Biswas and The Apprentice
135
13 The Novels of Chaman Nahal
144
14 Margaret Chatterjee A Poet as StoryWriter
159
15 After Nehru What? A Perspective on Nayantara Sahgals A Situation in New Delhi
169
A Note on Nayantara Sahgals Rich Like Us
177
A Gloss on History
184
Excerpts from an Interview
192
19 An Interview with Saros Cowasjee
203

9 The EastWest Theme in Comrade Kirillov
109
10 Existential Overtones in Raja Raos Comrade Kirillov
117
11 Survival and Affirmation in Arun Joshis Novels
126
An Interview
208
INDEX
214
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