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Indian English Novel in The Nineties and After

 
Anita Singh (Author)
Synopsis This book purports to be a narrative history of recent Indian fiction in terms of artistic ends, materials and techniques. Fiction happens to be the dominant form of our time with what Bakhtin calls its dialogic orientation. Indian English Fiction in recent times has witnessed the most significant development in the aesthetic and thematic ordering of fictional events, or in other words, narratology. Contemporary Indian English novels have thrown up new signs of identity, opened up innovative sites for collaboration and contestation. There is a growing demand for diversity, new formulation of claims for minorities, valorization of hybridity, a sense of precarious being so symptomatic of living in modern society. Indian English novelists daringly experiment with the language of fiction, the inventive vitality in the use of fantasy, science fiction, magic realism, syntactically dislocated word play have substantially enriched the form of the Indian English novel. The introductory discussion and a close reading of novels of 1990’2 and after attempts to locate the text as inextricably grounded in the narrative of history (kala) of histories, nation, community or culture (desa) and subjectivity (svabhava). It critically examines key trends, conflicts and issues that Indian English novel addresses, to explain how and why it appears the way it does.
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About the author

Anita Singh

Anita Singh, Reader in English, teaches at Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat, Varanasi. She has several articles published in journals and anthologies. Her first book titled Arthur Miller: A Study of the Doomed Hero in His Plays was her doctoral work.

Her areas of interests are Indian Feminist Theatre, Gender Studies and Performance Studies. She is both a critic and creative writer, and has published many article, translations, book reviews, anthologies and short stories in various journals and magazines. Currently, she is working on a project sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, on "Staging Gender: Performing Women in Ramlila of Ramnagar"

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian English Novel in The Nineties and After
Author Anita Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.0350
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818916127X
length viii+155p., Index; 23cm.