Your cart is empty empty bag

Free Worldwide Delivery on orders over $50


Major Trends in the Post-Independence Indian English Fiction

M.P. Sinha (Author) B.R. Agrawal (Author)
Synopsis This book presents a reasonably comprehensive account of the development of the Indian English novel since Independence. The novel during the colonial period has a different outlook and was more concerned with the problems of the Indian people suffering under the British Yoke. After Independence the Indian writers looked at the Indian scene from the postcolonial point of view. There were new hopes, no doubt, but the problems-social, economic, religious, political and familial-that were submerged in the flood of the national movement emerged and drew attention of the creative writers. The partition, the communal riots after partition, the problem of casteism, the subjugation of women, the poverty of the illiterate masses became the focal points. Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao, R.K. Narayan, Nayantara Sahgal and Kamala Markandaya in the beginning wrote novels of social realism in the fifties. But after the sixties, new trends emerged. Writers like Anita Desai, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Bhabani Bhattacharya, G.V. Desani, Chaman Nahal, Manohar Malgonkar and B. Rajan portrayed the picture of the post-independence Indian society. The stream of the early fifties now turned into a broad river with new currents and cross currents. The old traditional method of novel writing gave way to modern techniques. The Indian English novel took further strides in the eighties and the decades that followed it. Salman Rushdie can be said to be the leader of the new trend. Shashi Deshpande and Arundhati Roy followed suit. This book divided into six chapters surveys and discusses the major trends in the post-independence Indian English novel. The major writers discussed apart from the trio, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao and Mulk Raj Anand are Bhabani Bhattacharya, Nayantara Sahgal, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy and Kamala Markandaya. This book will be of immense help to the students of Indian English fiction and the general reader.
Read more
35.10 31.59 $ 39.00 $
Free delivery Wolrdwidе in 10-18 days Ships in 1-2 days from New Delhi Membership for 1 Year $35.00
Get it now and save 10%
Members SAVE 10% every day
About the authors

M.P. Sinha

M.P. Sinha was Reader in English (1981-88) and later Professor and Head of Department of English, Kanpur University, Kanpur from 1988 to 2002. Actively engaged in research and teaching he has produced fifteen Ph.Ds. Besides, a number of papers published in learned journals and edited books, he has two books to his credit: Methods of Research in English (1990) and An Introduction to Linguistics (1993).

B.R. Agrawal

Dr. B.R. Agrawal is a senior reader in the Department of English Studies, Mahila Mahavidyalaya (P.G.), C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur. She has worked at Shri Rameshwar Das Agrawal Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Agra (1979-87). She has organized six national seminars as well as presented papers in several national; and International Conferences. She visited Malaysia in connection with academic pursuits. She has been the editor of college magazines and literary journals. She has written a large number of research papers published in research journals of repute. She has authored a book entitled. She has authored a book entitled Major trends in the Post-Independence Indian English Fiction (2003). At [present, she is working on a U.G.C. sanctioned Minor research Projects "Crisis in Value in Indian English Women's Fiction." Presently, she is one of the editors of Kanpur Journal of ES & SS. Besides the three theses submitted for the award of the degree of Ph.D., seven researchers are pursuing their doctoral research u8nder her supervision.

Read more
Books by the same authors
Write a review
Reviews 0in total

Bibliographic information

Title Major Trends in the Post-Independence Indian English Fiction
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126902949
length x+278p., References; Bibliography; 23cm.