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Authors, Texts, Issues: Essays on Indian Literature

K. Satchidanandan (Author)
Synopsis Authors, Texts, Issues by the author of the highly acclaimed Indian Literature: Positions and propositions brings together ten essays concerning major aspects of Indian literature. The essays in the first part examine some of the specific anxieties of contemporary Indian poetry in the context of nation and region, the democratizing and modernizing forces and processes in post-independence Indian literature, and the concept of the diaspora in the context of Indian writing. The essays in the second part look at some specific authors from fresh perspectives: Sarojini Naidu is re-evaluated as an Indian poet sharing the bhasha traditions; Saratchandra Chatterjee is looked at from the point of view of his reception in different languages, and Sarala Dasa’s Mahabharata is examined for its subaltern elements. The third part looks at the social dynamics and poetics of Bhakti, the state of autobiography as a genre, the theoretical status of the concept of Orientalism today, and the activity of translation from an Indian perspective. The book is essential reading for academics dealing with Indian literature, students, researchers and readers broadly interested in the issues of Indian literature and culture.
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About the author

K. Satchidanandan

K Satchidanandan, the editor of this anthology, is one of the pioneers of modern Indian poetry.  He has authored 20 volumes of poetry besides 15 books of translations of poetry, 15 volumes of essays and 2 plays in Malayalam and 2 books on Indian literature in English.  He has edited several volumes of poetry, short stories and critical essays in Malayalam, English and Hindi.  There are 21 volumes of his work in translation in 14 languages including English, French and Indian.  He has represented Indian literature at several international events in India, Thailand, China, Russia, France, Germany, Sweden, Yugoslavia, U.S.A., etc. and won 15 awards for creative writing.  At present he is the Secretary of Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters in India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Authors, Texts, Issues: Essays on Indian Literature
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185753563
length 128p., 23cm