Essays on Indian Writing in English : Twice-Born or Cosmopolitan Literature

By: Dieter Riemenschneider

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The author would like to share with readers his collection of fifteen essays on Indian fictional writing and poetry in English, as it reflects his lifelong commitment to Indian literary culture. This sequence of chronologically arranged essays written over a period of half a century reflects his outside observer’s growing familiarity with Indian English writing. It permits insight into its thematic, formal and stylistic shifts and changes as much as into its growth in scope and quality. Besides, it also throws light on the course of a critical literary debate that has focused — and continues to do so — on the pros and cons of Indians writing their novels and poems in English as well as it does on the controversial issue of their ‘Indianness’. These essays are complemented by reproductions of photographs, most of them taken by the author, and by a select bibliography of his publications in this field; one of the subcontinent’s liveliest and most fascinating traditions. Printed Pages: 216.

Title: Essays on Indian Writing in English : Twice-Born or Cosmopolitan Literature

Author Name: Dieter Riemenschneider

Categories: India, Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2016

ISBN: 813160814X

ISBN 13: 9788131608142

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701931

Keywords: Essays on Indian Writing in English : Twice-Born or Cosmopolitan Literature Dieter Riemenschneider