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Anglo-Indian Novel: Philop Meadows Taylor

 
M. Sarada (Author)
Synopsis Anglo-Indian fiction, a branch of English Literature strongly marked by Indian local colour, has in recent years inspired a vast body of literature. Several learned monographs have been published evaluating the contribution of various writers to the development of this genre. Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876) is one of the pioneers and major writer of this genre. During his prolonged stay of thirty six years in India in various official capacities, he acquired Indian sensibility which is reflected both in his fictional and non-fictional works. His various themes such as love and marriage, miscegenation, inter-relationships etc., have great bearing on the Raj novels of the present day. In his time, Taylor’s novels inspired Chilakamarti Lakshmi Narasimham-a Telgu novelist of repute-to write Hemalatha. Unfortunately, Taylor escaped the notice of the critics of the Anglo-Indian fiction. There is only one full length study of Taylor-J.S. Mansukhani-s Philipe Meadows Taylor-A Critical Study (1951) which is now outdated. The presented study goes some way towards filling this gap by making a proper appraisal of Taylor’s contribution to Anglo- Indian fiction. It is he who gave the fiction a proper shape and structure. His Seeta became the trendsetter in Anglo Indian fictional tradition.
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About the author

M. Sarada

Dr. M. Sarada is currently Senior Lecturer in English, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed University)-Tirupati (A.P.). She took her M.A., Degree from Andra University, Visakhapatnam and M.Phil. from S.V. University, Tirupati. She obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching of English from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad. She was awarded Ph.D. Degree in 1992 by the University of Hyderabad for her dissertation "Philip Meadows.Taylor Fiction, History, Romance" She has published a book Rabindranath Tagore: a Study of Women Characters in His Novels. Many of her articles on Teaching of English have been published in The Hindu, Madras.

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Title Anglo-Indian Novel: Philop Meadows Taylor
Author M. Sarada
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1995
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170188288
length ix+197p., Notes; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.