Amitav Ghosh: Critical Essays

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Publisher PHI Learning All M.A - Master of Arts books by PHI Learning
ISBN 9788120351325
Author: Bibhash Choudhury
Number of Pages 233
Edition Second Edition
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Amitav Ghosh: Critical Essays by Bibhash Choudhury
Book Summary:

Indian Writing in English has proliferated over the last few decades and has made a huge impact on English readers. Not only do the works of Indian authors writing in English find a place on the best-seller list, they are also receiving critical acclaim across the world. Starting from Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, Mulk Raj Anand to V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth and Amitav Ghosh, we have an array of writers adorning the literary horizon. All these writers have considerable following in the English speaking countries, and Amitav Ghosh certainly occupies an important place among them, and is much acclaimed for his literary style and content.

Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for BA & MA students.
Table of Contents:

Preface

• Acknowledgements

1. Amitav Ghosh, Modernity and the Theory of the Novel — Bibhash Choudhury

2. Police and Postcolonial Rationality in Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason— Yumna Siddiqi

3. National Allegory and Partition in The Shadow Lines — Thomas F. Halloran

4. Postcolonial Melancholy: An Examination of Sadness in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines — Ian Almond

5. The Calcutta Chromosome: Re-reading Western Cultural Hegemony — Isabella Bruschi

6. In An Antique Land: A Fragmentary History of the Indian Ocean — Claire Chambers

7. The Suave Steps of Memory and Rebirth: Dancing in Cambodia, Stories in Stones, At Large in Burma — Andrea Duranti

8. Mapping of Power Discourse in The Glass Palace — N.K. Rajalakshmi

9. ‘You and Your Stories’: Narrating the Histories of the Dispossessed in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children — Hywel Dix

10. Rethinking ‘Diaspora’: A Postcolonial Reading of The Hungry Tide and A Fine Balance — Debashree Dattaray

11. The Cult of the Bomb: Amitav Ghosh’s Countdown — Sandip Ain

12. Fraught with a Background: Identity and Cultural Legacy in Sea of Poppies — Bibhash Choudhury

13. Sea of Poppies: The Myriad Shifts of Colonialism in Transit — Prasenjit Das

14. Critical Theory, History and Fiction: A Reading of Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke — Lalan Kishore Singh

15. From Recuperation to Enactment of History: Amitav Ghosh’s Flood of Fire — Sandip Ain

The Contributors

• Index

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