Overview for Postmodern Indian English Literature
Evaluation of Postmodern Indian English Literature which refers to the works of literature after 1980 is not an easy task. It has transcended the local and transformed into global, successfully meeting the challenges of the Bhasa literatures at home and Postcolonial literature and Anglo-American literatures abroad. If Raja Rao's Kanthapura Rushdie's Midnight's Children (1981) and Nissim Ezeliel's Latter-day Psalms (1982) mark postmodernism in India English Literature. The present book aims at analyzing critically the Postmodern Indian English Literature genre-wise-poetry, fiction, short story, drama and autobiography, beginning from 1980 to the present-day works. Important poets, novelists, short-story writers and playwrights like Nissim Ezeliel, .K. Ramanujan, Jayanta Mahapatra, kamala das, Shiv K. Kumar, Keki N. Daruwalla, Dom Moraes, Amitav ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, Anita Desai, Vikram seth, Arundhati Roy, Manju Kapur, Raj Kamal Jha and many others have been studied from a different perspective. The present book is comprehensive, analytical, self-contained and easily comprehensible. It is hoped hat it would prove an asset to students who seek an introduction to Postmodern Indian English Literature and would be of particular appeal to all those persons interested in the diverse contributions of Indian English writers of repute.
Bijay Kumar Das (Author)
Dr. Vijay Kumar Das, M.A., Ph.D. is presently engaged in his post-doctoral research. He was with the P.G Department of English, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and Khallikote College, Berhampur. Dr. Das has published a number of research papers and books on English Literature and Indian English Literature. He has made a large number of critical studies of poetry which have been published as books, besides several well researched articles in eminent publications. He has published research papers on a number of famous Western and Indian poets. Dr. Das has contributed to the Encyclopaedia of World Literature in the 20th Century (New York).