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Ancient Japanese Literature: A Critical Survey

Anita Khanna (Author)
Synopsis Ancient Japanese Literature: A critical Survey is a comprehensive work on the history of the Japanese literature since its inception. It covers the developments in ten chapters. The major trends, works and authors of each period are discussed with an overview of the developments and various other factors that contributed to it. It presents the woof and weft of ancient Japanese literature in a concise manner. The official compilations of Kojiki, Nihongi and the Imperial Waka Anthologies represent one aspect of it and the anthology of Manyoshu as well as the fictional works of Monogatari represent yet another aspect.
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About the author

Anita Khanna

Anita Khanna (b. 1953) had a stint as a Mombusho and Japan Foundation schoalr at Osaka University in Japan where she worked on Japanese literature for two years. She pursued her Ph.D. From Jawaharlal Nehur University. Japanese literature has been her forte, which took her back to Japan to the school of letters at Osaka University. Subsequently she worked on the juvenile literature of Meiji and Taisho period at the International Institute of Juvenile Literature in Japan and presented a research paper in their research journal. She worte her first book The Jataka Stories in Japan, that traced the development of the Indian motifs adapted in Japanese literature. She has also authored Some Japanese Stories and Stories of Buddha. Currently she is based at the Jawaharlal Nehur University teaching Japanese as an Associate Professor at the School of Languages, Literature and Culture Studies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ancient Japanese Literature: A Critical Survey
Author Anita Khanna
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817646256X
length xi+236p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.