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The Fiction of Kiran Desai: Focus on The Inheritance of Loss Winner of Booker Prize

Tapan K. Ghosh (Editor)
Synopsis Winner of Booker Prize 2006, Kiran Desai is one of the most distinguished Indian English novelists who launched her literary career with the publication of Hullabaloo in a Guava Orchard. She achieved eminence with the publication of her second novel, The Inheritance of Loss. It is an astonishing novel that tells parallel stories set in Kalimpong and New York. Briskly paced, the novel ricochets between the third world and the first, and explores issues of nationhood and modernity, migration and exile, love, betrayal and loss with uncompromising honesty.

The present book, divided into two sections, is a serious attempt to examine Kiran Desai's fiction from critical perspectives. The first section introduces Kiran Desai and focuses on The Inheritance of Loss with exhaustive commentary on the text by Tapan Kumar Ghosh. The second section comprises exploratory essays by eminent scholars. In all, the book is an important addition to the evaluation of Kiran Desai in particular and to the literature of Indian diaspora in general.
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About the author

Tapan K. Ghosh

Tapan Kumar Ghosh is Reader in English at Tarakeswar Degree College, Burdwan University, West Bengal. He has had a distinguished academic career. He obtained Ph.D. for research on the fiction of Arun Joshi in 1993. His first book Arun Joshi’s Fiction: The Labyrinth of Life was published in 1996. A perceptive critic of Indian English literature, he has published scholarly articles on Rabindranath Tagore, Nirad C. Chaudhuri, amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Shashi Tharoor, Mukul Kesavan and other writers. At present he is co-editing a critical volume on Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Fiction of Kiran Desai: Focus on The Inheritance of Loss Winner of Booker Prize
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Prestige Books
Language: English
isbn 8178510545, 9788178510545
length 304p., Notes; 22cm.