Early Novels in India

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Sahitya Akademi, Jan 1, 2002 - Indic fiction - 278 pages
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This Volume Brings Together Fourteen Essays Written By Literary Critics, Historians And Political Theorists Which Look At The Early Novels In Different Indian Languages And The Circumstances Of Their Production. Most Of The Essays Challenge The Old Assumption That The Novel In India Was A Genre Directly Imported From The West, And Address The Issues Of Plural Heritage And The Economic And Social Determinants That Interacted To Make The Shaping Of This Literary Form A Tangled And Complex Process In Our Languages.
 

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Contents

Reformulating the Questions
1
Contents
3
The First Steps
27
Lower Caste Malayalam
65
A Speculation on Genre
73
The InterWar Period
81
Telugu Novel in
99
Contesting Claims
117
The Early Malayalam
161
Govardhanram Tripathi and The Philosophy
193
Colonial Modernity and the Social Reformist
212
Narration and Reality
227
The Language
240
Chronological List of Early Narratives
261
Index
269
Copyright

National Culture
143

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