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Prestige Books Catalog Jul06

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Prestige Books, New Delhi. www.asiabookclub.com
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Indian English Literature
Indian Women Novelists
an anthology of critical essays in 18 vols.
 R.K. Dhawan, ed.
Set I, Vols. 1-5
Focus on Feminist and Women’s Studies anddetailed discussions on the fiction of AnitaDesai, Shashi Deshpande, Bharati Mukher- jee, Shobha De, Rama Mehta and Gita Mehta
ISBN: 81-85218-38-2 Rs. 2000 (5 vols.)
Set II, Vols. 6-11
Focus on Feminist movement and detaileddiscussions on the fiction of Kamala Mar-kandaya, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, NayantaraSahgal, Namita Gokhale, Kamala Das, JaiNimbkar, Nina Sibal and others.
ISBN: 81-85218-39-0Rs. 2500 (6 vols.)
Set III, Vols. 12-18
Detailed discussions on the fiction of NergisDalal, Dina Mehta, Attia Hosain, Tara AliBaig, Shourie Daniels, Santha Rama Rau,Meena Alexander, Raji Narasimhan, UmaVasudev, Anita Desai, Shobha De, ShashiDeshpande, Bharati Mukherjee, Gita Mehta,Githa Hariharan, and Jai Nimbkar. The lasttwo volumes are devoted to regional womenwriters: Indira Goswami (Assamese), RajeeSeth, Mridula Garg and Krishna Sobti(Hindi), Ismat Chughtai and Qurratulain Hy-der (Urdu), Lakshmi Kannan (Tamil), MalatiChendur (Telugu), Amrita Pritam, Ajit Courand Daleep Kaur Tiwana (Punjabi), SitaDevi, Ashapurna Debi and Mahasweta Devi(Bengali), Gauri Deshpande and Kamal Desai(Marathi).
ISBN: 81-85218-40-4 Rs. 3000 (7 vols.)
Parsi Fiction (2 vol. set)
Novy Kapadia, R.K. Dhawan & Dodiya, ed.
This critical anthology explores the distinc-tive character of the Parsi novels of the cur-rent era, as is reflected in the works of Rohin-ton Mistry, Bapsi Sidhwa, Dina Mehta, Fir-daus Kanga, Keki Daruwalla and BomanDesai. Also discussed are the works of thelatest Parsi writers, Ardashir Vakil, MeherPestonji and Farishta Murzban Dinshaw.
ISBN: 81-7551-107-9 Rs. 1000 (2 vols.)
Parsee Novel
 Narendra Kumar
The Parsee novel in English is postcolonial inits range. Steeped in rich Zoroastrian mythsand legends, young promising Parsee novel-ists like Firdaus Kanga, Rohinton Mistry,Farrukh Dhondy, Bapsi Sidhwa, ArdashirVakil and Boman Desai use English as an in-strument of self-assertion. The book exam-ines major thematic preoccupations of boththe expatriate & stay-at-home Parsee novel-ists in relation to the Zoroastrian worldview.
ISBN: 81-7551-115-XRs. 400Self and Identity in Indian Fiction
S.P. Swain
The novels analyzed in this book focus on theprotagonists’s quest for identity on the socio-logical as well as on the philosophical plane.Among the novelists discussed are: AnitaDesai, Bharati Mukherjee, Arun Joshi, Sal-man Rushdie, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao andAmitav Ghosh.
ISBN: 81-7551-162-1Rs. 400Voice of the Voiceless:Mulk Raj Anand and Jayakanthan
 Dominic Savio
Mulk Raj Anand, the renowned Indian Eng-lish novelist, and D. Jayakanthan, the bestknown contemporary Tamil novelist, bear es-sentially the same social consciousness. Thelife of the poor is the subject matter of mostof their novels. Their art is an instrument forsocial transformation. The comparative studyof the two authors is innovative and makes arich contribution to literature.
ISBN: 81-7551-167-2Rs. 500
Modern Indian Fiction:History, Politics and Individual in theNovels of Salman Rushdie, AmitavGhosh and Upamanyu Chatterjee
 P.S. Ravi
Indian English novel has undergone a signifi-cant development in keeping with recenttrends in contemporary fiction worldwide.The book explores these developments interms of themes and techniques through a se-lection of novels by three leading contempo-rary writers: Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh
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and Upamanuy Chatterjee. It focuses on theemergence of a new cosmopolitan conscious-ness through the study of a close interactionbetween the historio-political contexts andthe individual and the resultant search foridentity in a complex world.
ISBN: 81-7551-117-6Rs. 400Class and Caste in LiteratureThe Fiction of Stowe and Mulk Raj Anand
 J. Bheemaiah
It is an interesting comparative study of Afri-can-American novelist Harriet Stowe and In-dian novelist Mulk Raj Anand. It makes anin-depth study of slaves in America and un-touchables in India, projected by the twowriters in their works
ISBN: 81-7551-161-3Rs. 400Theme of Protest in Indian Fiction
 H.A. Singh
The book discusses the theme of protest inthe fiction of Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao,R.K. Narayan, Kamala Markandaya, Nayan-tara Sahgal and Anita Desai. Important issueslike imperialism, exploitation of the poor andsuppression of women constitute the subjectof the book.
ISBN: 81-7551-150-2Rs. 400
Indian Women Writers
 R.K. Dhawan, ed.
India has contributed significantly to theworld literature. This contribution of Indiahas been chiefly through the Indian writing inEnglish, women novelists in the forefront inthis respect. The book comprises critical es-says on contemporary writers, especiallyArundhati Roy, Nayantara Sahgal, RuthJhabvala and Kamala Markandaya.
ISBN: 81-7551-109-5 Rs. 500
Comparative Indian Literature
C.R. Visweswara Rao & R.K. Dhawan
The first part of the book is devoted to the-ory: the definition of comparative Indian lit-erature, feministic comparative approach,cross-cultural studies, Indian aesthetics of translation and other such areas. Rest of thebook contains comparative studies of the
, Malayalam and Oriya poetry,Marathi and Kannada fiction as well as spe-cific works of R.K. Narayan, M.R. Anand,Raja Rao, Vikram Seth, Bhisham Sahni, SriAurobindo, T.S. Eliot and other writers.
ISBN: 81-7551-011-7Rs. 500
Writers of the Indian Diaspora
 R.K. Dhawan, ed.
In the recent years, a great body of fiction,written by writers of Indian origin, hasemerged on the world literary scene. A largenumber of these diasporic writers have givenexpression to their creative urge and havebrought credit to the Indian English fiction asa distinctive force. The volume comprisescritical essays on some of the most signifi-cant writers, namely Salman Rushdie, MeenaAlexander, Jhumpa Lahiri and Stephen Gill.
ISBN: 81-7551-111-7Rs. 400
Discussing Indian Women WritersSome Feminist Issues
 Alessandro Monti and R.K. Dhawan, ed.
The central objective of the book is to discussthe theoretical investigations carried out byIndian women writers in their works and toarrive at a deeper understanding of feministcontentions. It discusses major Indian womenwriters including Anita Desai, NayantaraSahgal, Shashi Deshpande, Rama Mehta,Arundhati Roy, Manju Kapur, Kamala Das,Mahasweta Devi, who have given a graphicpicture of Indian woman in their works.
ISBN: 81-7551-128-1 Rs. 500
History-Fiction Interface: M.R. Anand,Nayantara Sahgal, Salman Rushdie,Shashi Tharoor and O.V. Vijayan
T.N. Dhar
The book studies the Indian English novel-ist’s involvement with history. It is based onthe assumption that history-fiction connectionis fascinating as well as culturally significant.The first two chapters discuss theoretical,methodological and historical issues relatedto the history-fiction interface. Later chaptersprovide a detailed analysis of the novels of M.R. Anand, Nayantara Sahgal, SalmanRushdie, Shashi Tharoor and O.V. Vijayan,to illustrate the whole range of the variety inthe novelist’s use of history.
ISBN: 81-7551-059-5 Rs. 500
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History and Fiction:Salman Rushdie, Shashi Tharoor,Khushwant Singh & Mukul Kesavan
Sudhendu Shekhar
The book examines how the novelists underdiscussion have drawn on history as the rawmaterial of fiction. It offers a postmodernistapproach to the novels of these writers.
ISBN: 81-7551-154-0Rs. 400
Travel Writing and Colonialism
Sachidananda Mohanty
In recent years, new developments in theoryhave elevated travel writing to the forefrontof literary studies. Basing itself on some of these developments in an interdisciplinaryframework, the book shows that a study of colonial travel can help us define some of ourvexing postcolonial identities. The book makes a rich contribution to the domain of literature, travel writing and cross-culturalstudies.
ISBN: 81-7551-146-X Rs. 400
Narrating Colonialism:Postcolonial Images of the British inIndian English Fiction
 D. Maya
The book is an investigation into postcolonialreactions to the colonial experience as mir-rored in the images of the British presented inIndian English fiction. Almost the entirerange of post-Independence Indian Englishfiction from the works of Mulk Raj Anand toSalman Rushdie is brought within the canvasof the study.
ISBN: 81-7551-029-3Rs. 400
Kanthapura to Malgudi
S. Xavier Alphonse
The book makes a scholarly attempt to exam-ine the portrayal of South Indian culture inthirty-seven Indian English novels written byseven eminent authors: K.S. Venkataramani,K. Nagarajan, K. Markandaya, Raja Rao,R.K. Narayan, B. Rajan and Santha RamaRau. The book evaluates critically the cul-tural values and assumptions such as the rolesof womanhood, relationship, myths and pu-ranas, the guru, religion, bhakti and proverbs.
ISBN: 81-7551-030-7Rs. 400
Major Indian Novelists
 K. Venkata Reddy
The book contains illuminating critical stud-ies on the pioneers of the modern Englishnovel namely, Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao,R.K. Narayan, Bhabani Bhattacharya andKamala Markandaya.
ISBN: 81-85218-29-3Rs. 200
50 Years of Indian Writing
 R.K. Dhawan, ed.
Several writers through Salman Rushdie,Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, Anita Desai,Arundhati Roy, Girish Karnad, Nirad Chaud-hari, Mahasweta Devi hold centrestage in thecontemporary scenario. The post-1947 periodindeed has registered a remarkable growth,especially in the area of fiction. The volumeis a tribute to the post-independence Indianwriting, in its multi-faceted aspects.
ISBN: 81-7551-067-6Rs. 400
Five Great Indian Novels:A Discourse Analysis
 Ashok Thorat
The main objective of the study is to showhow discourse analysis is primarily an analy-sis of language in use. This implies that theanalysis is done at two levels: linguistic andpragmatic. An attempt is made to analyse thelanguage of the characters in their social in-teraction, with reference to five major Indiannovels, namely, Mulk Raj Anand’s
, Raja Rao’s
, KhushwantSingh’s
Train to Pakistan
, Rama Mehta’s
 In-side the Haveli
and Chaman Nahal’s
ISBN: 81-7551-073-7Rs. 500Gandhian Ideology & Indian Novel
 A.V. Subba Rayudu
Mahatma Gandhi has been regarded, bycommon consent, the greatest man of thetwentieth century. Major writers like Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao, Bhabani Bhattacharya,Manohar Malgonkar and Nayantara Sahgalhave given expression to Gandhian thoughtand philosophy in their fiction. The presentbook examines the impact of Gandhi onChaman Nahal, eminent contemporary novel-ist and the winner of prestigious SahityaAkademi award for his novel
ISBN: 81-7551-075-7Rs. 400

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