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Children of Midnight : Contemporary Indian Novel in English

Publié le 7 août 2012

Ouvrage sous la codirection de Volná Ludmila, enseignant-chercheur et membre d'Imager.

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le 7 août 2012

Présentation de l'éditeur
This volume examines the emergence of a whole new range of trends and tropes triggered in Indian English Fiction with the advent and phenomenal success of Rushdie's Midnight's Children. It explores how this fiction negotiates the concerns about language, diaspora, feminism and other major contemporary issues, and foregrounds the heterogeneity and indeterminacy of things. Equally does it critique the assumptions about nation, history, facets of identity and culture, often enough not in sequential representational modes but in complex, non-linear narratology. Finally, the study problematizes how this fiction holds 'a conversation with the world' through the portrayal of a post-colonial, post-modernist India.

A propos des directeurs d'édition
Volná Ludmila  teaches courses on Indian writing in English at Charles University, Prague and conducts research on Indian writing and culture and on Czech/Czechoslovak culture at the University of Paris Est - Créteil and at the University of Rouen. She has published and lectured extensively in India, the US, and throughout Europe. She is member of Imager.

Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
is Associate Professor of English at Feroze Gandhi College, Rae Bareli. Editor and co-author of several volumes, he has published widely on Indian aesthetics, diaspora and contemporary critical theory and conducted a number of interviews with contemporary writers. He is also the editor-in-chief of Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism.

Murari Prasad 

Murari Prasad teaches English at D.S. College, Katihar. Besides editing three volumes of critical essays on Arundhati Roy, Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy and Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines, he has published a string of papers on contemporary Indian novels in English in widely acknowledged journals.
 
Références de l'ouvrage
ISBN: 978-81-909416-8-6
41.50 US $