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Critical Essays on Commonwealth Literature

K Balachandran (Editor)

Critical Essays on Commonwealth Literature (A festschrift to Shri C.V. Seshadri, Prof. Of English, Annamalai university) is a humble attempt to present Indian responses to Commonwealth Poetry, Fiction, Short Story, Drama and Autobiography. The 21 contributors (working in various universities in India), have made this book precious by way of their fruitful research and findings. Indian poets like Shiv K. Kumar, Nissim Ezekiel, Tamil Sangam Poets have been taken by 3 contributors. Kamala Das has been analysed as an Indian Autobiographer by an academic. Indian novelists like Mulk raj Anand, raja rao, jai Nimbkar and Basavaraj Naikar have been dealt with by four researchers. Indian Dramas of Vijay tendulkar, Girish karnad and tagore have been assessed by 5 contributors. The west Indie poet Derek Walcott, Bangladesh novelist Taslima nasrin, New Zealand short story wtier Ihimaera; African novelist Nadine Goprdimer, dramatist Mugo are taken for study by five academics. Niogerian short story writers ben Ori Adewale maja-Pearce and Okey Chogbo, Ibeoma Okoye, zay ab Alkali, Sheila Fugard, Bessie Head and dramatist Ngugi Wa Thiang and Micere Githal Mugo have been estimated by three academics. The twenty one critical essays throw more light on the different aspects of Commonwealth Literature in a lucid and appreciable style, which can be really useful to the students, researchers, and teachers of Commonwealth Literature. Do you like to have a glimpse of the literature of Africa, Bangla desh, India, new Zealand, Nigeria and the west Indies?

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About the author

K Balachandran

Dr. K. Balachandran (b. 1951) Prof., Dept. Of English, Anamalai University, Anamalai Nagar- 608 002 (Tamilnadu), a bilingual writer has published a number of poems, research articles and reviews in India and abroad. His first book was in Tamil Annai Oru Agal Vilakku (1974). His poetry anthology For a Future & Heart's Chair (1988, 1995) IN THE WORDS OF THE LATE Sri K.R. Srinivasa Iyenger, œreveal a lively sensibility and fair command over the so called alien language. Edited the poems of an American Poetess, Dr. Rosemary C. Wilkinson in Longing for You (1988), Translated Dr. Narendrapal Singh’s award winning Punjabi novel Ba Mulahiza Hoshiar from English to Tamil, Oru Puthiya Kathai (1995) PUBLISHED BY Sahitya Akademi. National Book Trust published his Tamil translation of Ruskin Bond's novel The Adventures of Rusty as Rushthiyin Veera Theerangal (1995). He edited Essays on Conadian Literature (2001), publilshed by Prakash Book Depot, Bareilly. A Gold Medallist from Annamalai University, he was awarded Special Prize in the Students’ One Act Play writing competition in Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi (1974). Received International Poet of Merit Award, Washington DC (1995), Michael Madhusudan Academy Award Calcutta (1997) for his poetry Anthology. His interests are: Indian Writing in English, American Literature, Canadian Literature, British Literature, Commonwealth Literature, Translation and Criticism.

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Title Critical Essays on Commonwealth Literature
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sarup & Sons
Language: English
isbn 8176257125
length xxii+217p.