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Publication Year: 2014
This critical anthology surveys the textual, trenchant and critical analysis of Sahitya Akademi Award Winning novels in English. The book jointly edited by Dr Vivekanand Jha and Dr Rajnish Mishra is comprehensive in contour, encyclopedic in contents, sparkling in style, surgical in criticism and succinct in summation. The very presence of three interviews makes this book all inclusive and encompassing. The book can be of great help in elucidating and illumination hidden psyche of these award winning novels and will give a fresh impetus to new analysis and research. The book posits critical articles on the novels: R. K. Narayan’s The Guide, Raja Rao’s The Serpent and the Rope, Bhabani Bhattacharya’s Shadow from Ladakh, Chaman Nahal’s Azadi, Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain, Rama Mehta’s Inside the Haveli, Arun Joshi’s The Last Labyrinth, Nayantara Sahgal’s Rich Like Us, Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines, Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence, Kiran Nagarkar’s Cuckold, Amit Chaudhuri’s A New World, Rupa Bajwa’s The Sari Shop, Malathi Rao’s Disorderly Women, Esther David’s The Book of Rachel.
The book showcases the articles of esteemed contributors and they are: Kulbhushan Kushal, Indira Nityanandam, Indu Swami, Sangeeta Sharma, Deepak Thakur, N. Chandra, R. Padmavathi, V. Rajesh, J. Jaya Parveen, KBS Krishna, Ambarish Sen, Vani K, Kakali Bhattacharyya, V. Sunitha, Subhi Tresa Sebastian, Vandana Rajoriya, Mangalkumar R. Patil, Alka Agrawal, Grishma Manikrao Khobragade, Vinay Kumar Dubey, Ajit Kumar, Priyanka Vaidya, Bolla Jyothsnaphanija, Ramesh P. Chavan, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Lakshmi Krishnan, Ambrose Musiyiwa, Rajnish Mishra and Vivekanand Jha.
1. A Poem of the Fact: Vivekanand Jha
2. Plot as Narrative Strategy in Raja Rao’s The Serpent and the Rope - Kulbhushan Kushal
3. Nothing New: Amit Chaudhuri’s A New World - Indira N
4. Suppressed Womanhood: The Questions of Marriage, Sexuality and Woman’s Equality in Nayantara Sahgal’s Rich like Us - Indu Swami
5. Feminist Concerns in That Long Silence - Sangeeta Sharma
6. The Shadow Lines: A Transnational and Cosmopolitan Discourse - Deepak Thakur
7. Transformation of ‘Gendered’ Ideologies through Generations: A Critical Study of Malathi Rao’s Disorderly Women - N Chandra
8. The Voice of Silence in Fire on the Mountain - R Padmavathi
9. A Postcolonial Feminist Reading of R. K. Narayan's The Guide - V. Rajesh & J. Jaya Parveen
10. Living the American Dream in India: A Study of Rupa Bajwa’s The Sari Shop - KBS Krishna
11. Chaman Nahal’s Azadi: An Exploration of the Evils of Indian Partition & A Stigma in the National History - Ambarish Sen
12. The Theory of the Two Nations: The Shadow Lines - Rajnish Mishra
13. Women’s Liberation in R.K. Narayan’s The Guide: A Reading of the Character of Rosie - Vani. K
14. Making of the consciousness in Women in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence - Kakali Bhattacharya
15. Is Seclusion the Sanctum for the Melancholic Mind? - An Appraisal of Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain - V. Sunitha
16. The Yarns of Urban India: Women in Rupa Bajwa’s The Sari Shop - Subhi Tresa Sebastian
17. Rama Mehta as a Post Colonial Indian Women Novelist with reference to Inside the Haveli - Vandana Rajoriya
18. Azadi: The Theme of Migration of the Victims of Partition - Mangalkumar R. Patil
19. Labyrinths of Unrevealed Identical Cravings of Human Psyche in Joshi’s The Last Labyrinth - Alka Rani Agrawal
20. A Feminist Reading of Gender, Class and Oppression in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence - Grishma Manikrao Khobragade
21. Voices of Exile in Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain - Vinay Kumar Dubey
22. Women and History: A Critical Perspective on Kiran Nagarkar’s Cuckold - Ajit Kumar
23. Web of Quests in Bhattacharya’s Shadow from Ladakh - Priyanka Vaidya
24. Translating the Language of Insanity in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence – BollaJyothsnaphanija
25. Existentialism in Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain - Ramesh P. Chavan
26. Identity Formation and Polarization: The Shadow Lines - Rajnish Mishra
27. R K Narayan’s The Guide: A Reminisce - Vivekanand Jha
28. Lila Azam Zanganeh in Conversation with Amitav Ghosh
29. Lakshmi Krishnan in Conversation with Amit Chaudhary
30. Ambrose Musiyiwa in Conversation with Esther David
The book showcases the articles of esteemed contributors and they are: Kulbhushan Kushal, Indira Nityanandam, Indu Swami, Sangeeta Sharma, Deepak Thakur, N. Chandra, R. Padmavathi, V. Rajesh, J. Jaya Parveen, KBS Krishna, Ambarish Sen, VaniK, Kakali Bhattacharyya, V. Sunitha, Subhi Tresa Sebastian, Vandana Rajoriya, Mangalkumar R. Patil, Alka Agrawal, Grishma Manikrao Khobragade, Vinay Kumar Dubey, Ajit Kumar, Priyanka Vaidya, Bolla Jyothsnaphanija, Ramesh P. Chavan, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Lakshmi Krishnan, Ambrose Musiyiwa, Rajnish Mishra and Vivekanand Jha.
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Vivekanand Jha Is A Translator, Editor And Award Winning Poet From India. He Has A Diploma In Electronics And Communication Engineering, Certificate In Computer Hardware And Networking, MA And Ph. D In English. He Is A Contributing Poet To Wavelengths – 2011 Savant Anthology Of Poetry (USA) Which Has Won First Place In The 2011 London Book Festival. He Has Been Poetry Contest Winner- Third Place Winner For The Poem “Hands Heave To Harm And Hamper” Conducted By BeginnersR, A Documentary, Graphic, Nonfiction Book Series (USA). His Poem, “Song Of Woes” Was Featured In The 10 Selected Poems For Performance & 10 Selected Poems For Award In 2nd Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast On 21st March 2012 Organized By The Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria. He Is The Author Of 5 Books Of Poetry. He Has Also Authored One Critical Book On The Poetry Of Jayanta Mahapatra And Edited Nine Critical Anthologies On Indian English Writing. His Works Have Been Published In More Than 100 Magazines Round The World. Moreover His Poems Have Been Published In More Than 25 Poetry Anthologies. He Has More Than 25 Research And Critical Articles Published In Various National And International Anthologies And Referred Journals. Recently He Has Edited A Poetry Anthology, The Dance Of The Peacock, Featuring 151 Indian English Poets And Published By Hidden Brook Press, Canada. He Is Son Of Noted Professor, Poet And Award Winning Translator Dr. Raja Nand Jha (Crowned With Sahitya Akademi Award, New Delhi).
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Rajnish Mishra Is An Assistant Professor, Department Of Applied Science And Humanities, Galgotia University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He Has M A In English Literature And Was Awarded Ph D On The Topic Of A Critical Analysis Of Villains In Shakespeare’s Tragedies. He Has More Than 12 Years Of Teaching Experience And More Than 20 Critical Articles And Research Papers Of His Are Published In Various National And International Publications And Journals. He Has Co-edited Six Critical Anthologies On Indian English Literature. He Is Presently Working On The Psychogeographical Effect Of His City, Varanasi, In Both Creative And Critical Media.