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Studies in Contemporary Indian-English Short Story

A.N. Dwivedi (Editor)
Synopsis This compilation of critical essays constitutes a comprehensive and an up-to-date investigation into the origin, growth and expansion of contemporary Indian Short Story in English, which is commonly regarded as a leisurely offshoot of contemporary Indian fiction in English. Though the genre has its deep roots in Indian lore and literature, as may be seen in Panchatantra and Kathasaritasagar, it has not received adequate critical attention so far. The present collection will fill in this gap to a great extent. Divided into two sections, it brings into limelight a hitherto comparatively, unexplored area. The first section focuses attention on the genre itself and the second deals with individual writers like Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, Raja rao, Manohar Malgonkar, Khushwant Singh, Ruth Prawar Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Arun Joshi, Manoj Das, and a few others. Most of the contributors to this compilation are seasoned professors of English in Indian and foreign universities, and have accomplished their assigned task competently. A bibliography of the works of short story writers has been given at the end of the volume to make it useful for scholars and researchers. In its present shape and size, it is hoped, this collection will have wide appeal.
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About the author

A.N. Dwivedi

Born in 1943 and educated at the University of Allahabad, Amar Nath Dwivedi has been teaching graduate and post-graduate classes since 1965, presently at the University of Allahabad, where he is a Reader in English. A recipient of State Bursary for four years (1961-65), he was awarded Teachers’ Research Grant by the ASRC (Hyderabad) in 1972 and Ph.D. in 1975 on his dissertation “Indian Thought and Tradition in T.S. Eliot’s Poetry”, which was later published in both India and Austria with a Foreword by Prof. Grover Smith of the Duke University, USA. Dr. Dwivedi has published about a dozen books and fifty-five research papers and articles. His articles and papers have appeared in such prestigious journals and periodicals at WLWE (USA), Explicator (USA), JSAL (USA), Reviews Journals (Austr.), The Aryan Path, Indian Literature, and The Banasthali Patrika. His translations of Hindi poetry have appeared in Voices of Emergency (edited by Prof. John O. Perry, 1982) and in The Poetry of R.L. Khandelwal ‘Tarun’ (1991). Dr. Dwivedi is listed in the International Who’s Who (“Men of achievement” and “Register of Intellectuals”) of Cambridge, UK, in the Book of Honor published by the ABI, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, USA and in the International Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement of Cambridgeshire, England. He has participated in a number of national seminars and conferences and has delivered talks and recited poems over the AIR. He is on the board of advisers for the literary journals, New Literary Horizons and Canopy.

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Title Studies in Contemporary Indian-English Short Story
Author A.N. Dwivedi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170186587
length vi+242p., Notes; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.