A Critical Review of Writings in English

By: Ashotosh Dubey

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Besides other essays, A Critical Review of Writings in English mainly includes essays on some eminent Indian writers in English with reference to their respective works. Here is an exploration of the generation clash in the world of Malgudi, so enchantingly created by R.K. Narayan. An attempt has been made to analyse the thematic web of Girish Karnad’s multi-layered, though relatively less talked-about play—Bali. The intricate structural design of The God of Small Things offers a rewarding and fascinating study of the novel from this point of view. Jhumpa Lahiri’s debut story collection Interpreter of Maladies does have many inviting facets to it and, therefore, apart from a critical appraisal of this book, there are two more essays separately on the immigrant experience and the portrayal of marital relationships in these stories. In Manju Kapur’s novel, Difficult Daughters the protagonist, Virmati evokes a response that is replete with uneasy questions. This anthology also includes essays on two most outstanding bilingual poets—Arun Kolatkar and Dilip Chitre. Exile is not the same experience with a woman as it is for a man. The essay “Images of Women in Exile” takes into account the portrayal of the women character in exile as portrayed by Anita Desai, Bharati Mukherjee, Manju Kapur, and Jhumpa Lahiri. Not much has been written on Satyajit Ray as a sci-fi writer. One of the essays attempts to have a comparative look at him, viz. the fictional writings of Jayant Vishnu Narlikar. This book has also an essay on the short stories of Krishna Baldev Vaid who has translated some of his writings into English from Hindi and is one of the most experimental writers. One of the essays analyses Meena Alexander’s novel Nampally Road, whereas another one examines the emerging Indian urban youth in the novels of Chetan Bhagat. Apart from these, this anthology includes essays on Tennessee Williams, Anne Tyler and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Also, two essays deal respectively with popular literature and the complex act of translation. Printed Pages: 134.

Title: A Critical Review of Writings in English

Author Name: Ashotosh Dubey

Categories: Language and Literature, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd: 2017

ISBN: 8126925167

ISBN 13: 9788126925162

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 900483

Keywords: A Critical Review of Writings in English Ashotosh Dubey