Cecile Sandten, Indrani Karmakar, Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz

Contemporary Indian English Literature

Contexts – Authors – Genres – Model Analyses
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As a foundation for studying Indian English literature at university level, this volume focuses on the recent developments in Anglophone Indian writing. The chapters in this volume give insight into a wide range of novelists, short fiction writers, dramatists, and poets who have been working in this field from the late 20th century to the present and who have significantly contributed to the proliferation of Indian literature in English. Apart from a basic introduction to current trends in Indian English literature, each chapter focuses on specific features and styles of selected writers.
Contemporary Indian English Literature focuses on the recent history of Indian literature in English since the publication of Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children (1981), a watershed moment for Indian writing in English in the global literary landscape. The chapters in this volume consider a wide range of poets, novelists, short fiction writers and dramatists who have notably contributed to the proliferation of Indian literature in English from the late 20th century to the present. The volume provides an introduction to current developments in Indian English literature and explains general ideas, as well as the specific features and styles of selected writers from this wide spectrum. It addresses students working in this field at university level, and includes thorough reading lists and study questions to encourage students to read, reflect on and write about Indian English literature critically.

Inhalt:
1 Introduction — Contemporary Indian English Literature: Contexts, Authors, Genres, Model Analyses (Indrani Karmakar and Cecile Sandten)

Part I: From the 1980s to the 2000s

2 Salman Rushdie — Between East and West (David Walther)

3 Writing Women in India: Critical Perspectives on Shashi Deshpande’s Selected Fictions (Indrani Karmakar)

4 Ephemera and Amit Chaudhuri's Radical Modernist Aesthetic (Monika Fludernik)

5 The Female Body in Indian Women Writers’ Short Stories (Ellen Dengel-Janic)

6 ‘Condition of India’ Plays: Mahesh Dattani (1958–) and Poile Sengupta (1948–) (Maitrayee Misra)

7 Contemporary Indian English Women Poets: The Diasporic Experience in the Poetry of Sujata Bhatt and Imtiaz Dharker (Cecile Sandten)

Part II: From the 2000s to the Present

8 Stories at the Crossroad of Histories: Amitav Ghosh's The Glass Palace (Asis De)

9 The Darkness and Beyond: Post-Millennial Trends in Anglophone Indian Fiction (Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz)

10 Anuradha Roy: Female Identities and Nation Building in India (Anna Margaretha Horatschek)

11 The South Asian Refugee Novel in English (Miriam Nandi)

12 New India, New Realism? Narrating Socio-Economic Change in Aravind Adiga's Amnesty (2020) and Pankaj Mishra's Run and Hide (2022) (Hannah Pardey)

13 Big Other and Big Brother: State Violence, Surveillance and Censorship in Contemporary Indian English Drama (Ariane de Waal)

About the Editors

About the Contributors

Autor:inneninformation:
Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten ist Inhaberin der Professur für Anglistische Literaturwissenschaft an der Technischen Universität Chemnitz.

Dr. Indrani Karmakar ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Professur für Anglistische Literaturwissenschaft an der Technischen Universität Chemnitz.

Prof. Dr. Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz war Professor für British Cultural Studies an der Universität Leipzig.
Mehr Informationen
ISBN 978-3-8233-8591-2
EAN 9783823385912
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 321
Format kartoniert
Ausgabename 18591
Auflagenname -11
Herausgeber/-in Cecile Sandten, Indrani Karmakar, Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz
Erscheinungsdatum 12.02.2024
Lieferzeit 2-4 Tage