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Indian English Literature: Marginalized Voices

 
Avadhesh Kumar Singh (Editor) R.S. Pathak (Author)
Synopsis In the present post-modernist age, relations between the ‘centre’ and the ‘periphery’ are being redefined. The works by and on the marginalized elements of our society such as minorities, women and tribals therefore deserve to be studied afresh and in depth. The studies contained in the present volume show that Indian English literature can prove to be a reliable barometer of human response to social forces and their effects. They also prove a helpful evidence on cultural contacts and changes and thereby enhance our knowledge of the acculturation process obtaining in modern India. The last two papers are on Gandhi and Nirad C. Chaudhuri respectively, who were champions of the weaker sections and throughout their life remained, more or less, marginalized in their own ways. Their views can serve as reference-points and their warnings and criticisms may prove to be of great value in the present context.
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About the authors

Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Avadesh Kumar Singh (1960-) is Vice Chancellor, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University since August 1, 2006. Prior to the present assignment, he was Professor and head, Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Saurashtra University, Rajkot; and Coordinator, University Grants Commission (UGC) Special Assistance Programme (SAP) /DRS) on "Indian Renaissance Literature with Special reference to English, Gujarati and Hindi". The areas of his interest include Indian and Western literacy theories, comparative literature, Indian literature and translation, Indian literature and translation studies on which he has published 10 books and more than 75 papers in various journals and anthologies of academic repute. Indian Knowledge Systems, 2 vols. (2005) and Discourse of resistance in the colonial Period (2005) are among his last publications. Also he has delivered Keynote Addresses to many national and international seminars. He is the editor of critical Practice, a journal of literary and critical studies since 1994.

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R.S. Pathak

Dr. R.S. PATHAK is Professor and Head of the Department of English & Other European Languages at Doctor Harisingh Gour University ( formerly university of Saugar), Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India. He obtained Ph.D. in 1971 and D.Litt. in 1986 from the University of Saugar. He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, and a Master's degree from the University of Wales, U.K. Dr. Pathak was selected as a UGC National Associate and went to UK on a British Council award for higher studies. He has published research papers on a variety of topics in reputed journals. He has authorised eight books : Oscar Wilde : A Critical Study; Oblique Poetry in Indian and Western Poetics; Poetic and Non-Poetic Discourse; Language Variation and English Language Teaching : The Indian Context ; Aspects of Comparative Poetics ; Indian Fiction in English : Problems and Promises ( edited ) ; The Phonetics of Bagheli ; Vakrokti and stylistic concepts.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian English Literature: Marginalized Voices
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Creative Books
Language: English
isbn 8186318887
length vi+243p.