Overview for Masterpieces of Indian Literature (In 3 Volumes)
Masterpieces of Indian Literature aims at providing a broad-based knowledge of the literary works in nineteen Indian languages. The three volumes are an invaluable source towards the understanding and appreciation of Indian literature in its totality, as they contain authentic information on the literary figures and their works-poems, stories, plays and prose pieces. Outstanding writings from each language have been selected with the help of scholars and literatures.
The first two volumes contain 500 articles summarizing, in alphabetical order (Vol. I: Assamese to Malayalam, Vol. II: Manipuri to Urdu), special merits of the great works of each language. About 1,600 additional pieces giving basic bibliographic information and a brief write-up on the thematic content constitute the third volume which is an innovative extension of the masterpieces.
These volumes were brought out as a special offering at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of India’s Independence.
K.M. George (Editor)
Dr. K.M. George (d. 2002) is an eminent author and editor in English and Malayalam. He has authored sixty books in English and Malayalam, and has been associated with the following projects as Chief Editor: Malayalam Encyclopedia (Kerala Government), Encyclopedia of Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi), Comparative Indian Literature (Kerala Sahitya Akademi & Macmillan India Ltd), Modern India Literature: An Anthology (Sahitya Akademi). His works have received various literary awards including Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award and the Kerala Government’s Ezhuthachan Puraskaram. He is also the recipient of the Soviet Land Nehru Award, Padma Shri, Fellowship of the Kerala sahitya Akademi, and D. Litt. (Hon. Causa) from the University of Kerala.