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Mulilayered Literary Innovations

Sahitya Akademi Award Winning English Novels

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Publisher:  Access

ISBN: 978-93-81030-74-5

Edition: Ist Edition

Pages: 414

Binding: Hardback(HB)

Publication Year: 2014


About the Book


The Present Critical Anthology Analyses Stylistic Characteristic Of Discourse In Indian English Fiction With Special Reference To Sahitya Akademi Award Winning Novels In English And These Novels Are: R. K. Narayan’s The Guide,  Raja Rao’s The Serpent And The Rope, 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,  Rupa Bajwa’s The Sari Shop and Esther David’s The Book Of Rachel. The Book, Jointly Edited By Dr Vivekanand Jha And Dr Rajnish Mishra, Bears The Semblance Of Critical And Investigative Sophistication And Erudition. The Inclusion Of 03 Interviews With Sahitya Akademi Winning Novelists In English Brings A Fresh Fervour, Flavour And Multiplicity To This High Profile And Academic Anthology. The Influential And The Celebrated Contributors Of The Book Are Indu Swami, Jagdish V. Anerao, Preethi Nair, Mahesh Kumar Arora, Ritu Mohan Singh, Prantik Banerjee, Shamenaz Bano, Nidhi Bhatt,  Vani K, A Sujatha, Reena Sanasam, Khuraijam Artishowri Devi,  Nirmala  Varghese, Rosy Chamling,  Gursharan Kaur Arora,  Muralikrishnan T. R., Mangalkumar R. Patil, Sharmila Jajodia, Indu Goyal, V.B. Chithra,  K. Ravi Sankar,  Vinay Kumar Dubey,  Krati Sharma,  Priyanka Vaidya, Lipsa Malhotra, Rajnish Mishra And Vivekanand Jha.



  1. A Poem Of The Fact – Vivekanand Jha
  2. Chaman Nahal’s Azadi: A Tragic Tale Of Partition -  Indu Swami
  3. Book Of Rachel- A Multi-Layered Story Against The Jewish Backdrop - Jagdish Anerao
  4. The Feminine Predicament In Anita Desai’s Fire On The Mountain - Preethi Nair
  5. Studying Two Masterpieces: The Guide And Guide - Ritu Mohan Singh  & Mahesh Kumar Arora
  6. The Shadow Lines: The Nation As Narration - Prantik Banerjee
  7. The Journey To Self Realization:Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence - Shamenaz Bano  
  8. That Long Silence - Unveiling The Image Of Women Through The Female Protagonist Jaya -  Nidhi Bhatt
  9. Shifting Identities In R.K. Narayan’s The Guide - Vani K.
  10. Explorations In Narrative: A Study Of  The Sari Shop - A. Sujatha
  11. Alienation In Anita Desai’s Fire On The Mountain -  Reena Sanasam  & Khuraijam Artishowri Devi
  12. Nation, Religion And Violence In The Shadow Lines - Rajnish Mishra
  13. Political Struggle And Communal Violence:  The Shadow Lines As A   Partition   Novel - Nirmala Varghese
  14. The Indo-British Experience: Social Realism In Nayantara Sahgal’s Rich Like Us - Rosy Chamling.
  15. The Promise Of Redemption: The Spiritual Journey Of R K Narayan’s Raju And Patrick White’s Voss - Gursharan Kaur Aurora
  16. Lies And Half Truths: Critical Discourse Analysis Of The Media In Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines - Muralikrishnan T. R.
  17. Treatment Of Autobiographical Elements In Raja Rao’s The Serpent And The Rope - Mangalkumar R. Patil
  18. Invisible Self In Anita Desai’s Fire On The Mountain - Sharmila Jajodia
  19. Struggle For Survival In Anita Desai’s Fire On The Mountain- Indu Goyal
  20. Search For Reality In Arun Joshi’s The Last Labyrinth: V. B. Chithra & K. Ravi Sankar
  21. Trauma Of A House Wife In Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence - Vinay Kumar Dubey
  22. Rama Mehta’s Inside The Haveli: Geeta’s Balance Between Tradition And Modernity - Krati Sharma
  23. Silence As A Surviving Strategy In Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence - Priyanka Vaidya
  24. The Guide: Critical Analysis - Lipsa Malhotra
  25. A Constructed Nature Of Nation: The Shadow Lines - Rajnish Mishra
  26. Rupa Bajwa’s The Sari Shop: A Typical Tale Of Contemporary Urban Society - Vivekanand Jha
  27. Lila Azam Zanganeh Interviews Amitav Ghosh
  28. The Quiet Rebel: Lakshmi Krishnan Interviews Amit Chaudhuri
  29. Ambrose Musiyiwa Interviews Esther David

Bio of Authors/Editors


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.



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