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Raja Rao's Kanthapura: A Critical Study

Suman Bala (Editor) Ranu Uniyal (Editor)
Synopsis Raja Rao's Kanthapura is one of the best-known Indian novels in English and regarded a contemporary Indian classic. Published in 1938, it presents a phase of Indian history through the story of a south Indian village in the nineteen thirties with a unique force of evocative and interesting details. The novel made such a strong impact on Indian psyche that during the last six decades since it was published, it has intensely gripped the minds of the readers, in India and abroad. The present volume offers a critical analysis of the text as also fresh interpretations that enable the readers to comprehend its meaning and significance.
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About the author

Suman Bala

Suman Bala teaches English at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. She obtained M.Phil. in Comparative Literature and Ph.D. on the fiction of Joseph Conrad. In 1984, she visited Edinburgh University and other universities in the U.K. as a British Council scholar. She has presented papers at national and international conferences, including those at Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur and Canberra. She has published books, namely, Joseph Conrad's Fiction' A Study in Existential Vision; Silver Poets: Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney and Ralegh; American Literature Today and Women in the Novels of Shashi Deshpande. She is President of Asian Association for the Study of Austral-Asia.

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Title Raja Rao's Kanthapura: A Critical Study
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Asia Book Club
Language: English
isbn 8178510278
length 255p., Notes; 23cm.