Indian English Literature stands tall and occupies a place of repute in the world literary circle. It has remarkably acquired a self-sufficient and self-contained status and is known for its wide range of themes and techniques that it encompasses. Indian English Literature exudes a variety of themes ranging from the rich Indian Culture, social and traditional values to multifarious issues like the freedom struggle, nationalism and contemporary modern issues.English Language has become an integral part of our lives and does not remain alien to us. It has become the language of expression of our innermost feelings and thoughts. We owe immensely to our great literary stalwarts who not only carved a niche for themselves but also paved the way for future writers to explore and express themselves.
Theme and technique employed by the writer plays a major role in the development of the storyline of any work. The ideas, notions or assumptions of the writer find an impactful presentation through the technique that is adopted. A strong thematic structure helps to pull the story forcefully resulting in a remarkable piece of literature. All writers deploy various themes and techniques which form the warp and woof of the work of art. This intricate exercise helps the writer to reach out to the audience in a dynamic and determined manner, resulting in the complete immersion of the reader in the work of art.
The present anthology, Themes and Techniques in Indian English Literature, contains the articles of the following academicians and researchers: Ms. Noble A. Paliath’s “Parts of a Whole: An Analytic Note on Shashi Deshpande’s Roots and Shadows”, Dr. C. L. Patil’s “Sakharam: The Man of Lust” in Vijay Tendulkar’s Play Sakharam Binder, Dr. Neeta Chakravarty’s “Creating ‘Monuments of Unageing Intellect’ in Amitav Ghosh’s Calcutta Chromosome”, Dr. Ayanita Banerjee’s “Consciously Eco-Conscious: Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide Preaching Environmental Advocacy”, Shakeba Jabeen Siddiqui’s “Social, Moral and Communal Issues as Minor Themes in the Poetry of Kamala Das”, Dr. Rashmi Jain’s “Transgender in Oral Narratives and their Representation through Literature”, Kalyan Pattanayak’s “Colonial Displacement through Postcolonial Lenses: Re-reading Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace”, Gayathri Narayanan’s “Narrative, Language, History and Fiction in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”, Dibaranjan Mondal’s “Re-reading Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq: Critical Appraisal of Power and Politics”, Priya Singh’s “Despondency of Conjugal Relationship in the Social Setup of India through Shashi Deshpande's That Long Silence and The Dark Holds No Terror”, Dr. T. Sri Devi’s“Individuality, Thy Name is Sumi, the Deserted Mother: A Study of Shashi Deshpande's A Matter of Time”, Dr. Sajna Sanal’s “The Confluence of Fact and Fiction in Meena Kandasamy’s novel Exquisite Cadavers”, Prof. Nidhi Tiwari’s “Rotation of the wheel of Rasa and the attainment of Shant in Girish Karnad’s The Fire and the Rain: A Reality or an Illusion?”, Ms. Divya. P’s “Identity of the ‘self’: A Reading of Chetan Bhagat’s One Night @ the Call Center” and Durbadal Ghibela’s Nurturing Moral Values in Social Change: A Study of Selected Short Stories of R. K. Narayan.
|EDITED BY||Dr Ram Avadh Prajapati & Dr Shruti Tripathi|
|PUBLISHER||Perception Publishing House|