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Sahitya Akademi Award Winning English Novels

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Publisher:   B.R. Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9789350501252

Edition: Ist Edition

Pages: 380

Binding: Hardback(HB)

Publication Year: 2013


About the Book


The present volume, co-edited by Dr Vivekanand Jha and Dr Rajnish Mishra, is a collection of scholarly, critical and research writings on the Sahitya Akademi Awards Winning novels in English contributed by renowned scholars and those novels are: R. K. Narayan’s The Guide,  Raja Rao’s The Serpent and the Rope, Mulk Raj Anand’s Morning Face,  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,  Vikram Seth’s The Golden Gate, Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines, Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence, Amit Chaudhuri’s   A New World,  Rupa Bajwa’s The Sari Shop, Malathi Rao’s  Disorderly Women and  Esther David’s The Book of Rachel. The inclusion of three interviews with the three Sahitya Akademi Award Winning English novelists gives a fresh fillip to this anthology.  The eminent contributors of the anthology are R. Gandhi Subramanian, Brindashree Raghavan, Indu Swami, S. B. Bhambar, Maumita Chaudhuri, C.G. Shyamala, Satendra Kumar, Kakali Bhattacharyya, Manisha Mishra, Prasanta Chakraborty, Preethi Nair, Vandana Singh, Darshita Dave, S. Somasundari Latha, R J Kalpana, Dipanita Gargava, Narayan Jena, Pramod Kumar Das, Rashmi Jain, Qudsi Rizvi, Vinay Kumar Dubey, Megha Jain, Shruti Kikani, Ajit Kumar, Ramesh P. Chavan, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Lakshmi Krishnan, Ambrose Musiyiwa, Rajnish Mishra and Vivekanand Jha. 



  1. A Poem of the Fact: Vivekanand Jha
  2. Portrayal of Women in Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain - R. Gandhi Subramanian & Brindashree Raghavan
  3. Rupa Bajwa’s The Sari Shop: Re-Presenting Complex Reality of Urban India - Indu Swami
  4. Chaman Nahal’s Azadi: A Saga of Colossal Tragedy of Partition - S. B. Bhambar
  5. Narayan Guided Anand Off-Screen to On-Screen - Maumita Chaudhuri
  6. Anita Desai’s Cry, The Peacock & Fire on the Mountain: A Walk through the Mind’s Landscape - C. G. Shyamala
  7. Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence: Sharing the Common Bed but not the Common Thoughts -  Satendra Kumar
  8. Feminism in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence -  Kakali Bhattacharya
  9. The Dynamics of Man-Woman Relationship in the  The Guide - Manisha Mishra
  10. Mapping the Materialistic Relationship in The Guide - Prasanta Chakraborty
  11. Realization and Discovery of the Self in Rama Mehta’s Inside the Haveli -  Preethi Nair
  12. Heterogeneity of the Two Nations:  The Shadow Lines - Rajnish Mishra
  13. Attaining Self-Awareness through Beauty and Patriotism in Mulk Raj Anand’s Morning Face - Vandana Singh
  14. The Protagonist’s Quest in The Serpent and the Rope - Darshita Dave
  15. Quest for Harmony and Tranquility in Arun Joshi’s The Last Labyrinth - S. Somasundari Latha
  16. Female Friendship in Nayantara Sahgal’s Rich Like Us -  R J Kalpana
  17. Blend of Time, Space and History in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines - Dipanita Gargava  
  18. Nature-Human Interface: An Ecocritical Study of Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain - Narayan Jena & Pramod Kumar Das.                
  19. Tracing the Path of ‘New Women’ through Manju Kapoor’s Difficult Daughters & Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence- Rashmi Jain
  20. Breaking the False Mirrors in That Long Silence  - Qudsi_Rizvi
  21. Marital Disharmony in Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain - Vinay Kumar Dubey
  22. Representation of Gender Bias: A Study of Malathi Rao’s Disorderly Women - Megha Jain.
  23. Historical Insight of Amitav Ghosh in The Shadow Lines - Shruti Kikani
  24. Demystifying Modernism: A Study of Vikram Seth’s The Golden Gate - Ajit Kumar
  25. Shashi Deshpande’sThat Long Silence:A Marital Relationship -  Ramesh P. Chavan
  26. Modern Man in the Postcolonial World: A New World - Rajnish Mishra
  27. The Novelty of Diction in Rupa Bajwa\'s The Sari Shop -Vivekanand Jha
  28. Amitav Ghosh interviewed by  Lila Azam Zanganeh
  29. Amit Chaudhuri Interviewed by Lakshmi Krishnan
  30. Esther David Interviewed by Ambrose Musiyiwa

Bio of Authors/Editors


Dr Vivekanand Jha is A Translator, Editor And Award Winning Poet.. 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). He Is The Chief Editor Of Two Literary Journals, VerbalArt & Phenomenal Literature.



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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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