Jasmine on a String

A Survey Of Women Writing English Fiction in India

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ISBN:

9780199452484

Publication date:

26/09/2014

Hardback

216 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 695.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199452484

Publication date:

26/09/2014

Hardback

216 pages

216.0x140.0mm

First Edition

Margaret Paul Joseph

Women novelists in India who 'use' English to write fiction are, increasingly, gaining international recognition for their work.  Unfortunately, there is no extensive literary history of such writers, as there is of feminist writers in the West. Exploring the works of  well-known women writers, who wrote in India—Flora Annie Steel, Rumer Godden, Krupabai Sattianadhan, Toru Dutt, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Nayantara Sahgal, Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy, and Anita Nair— this book will cast new light on their technique of writing, selection of subject matter, and focus of interest.

Suitable for: Students and scholars of Indian literature, comparative literature, and cultural and general studies.

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Margaret Paul Joseph

Description

 Alice Perrin, Flora Annie Steel, Rumer Godden, Krupabai Satthinadhan, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Arundhati Roy––English fiction in India is the common thread that binds these women. Jasmine on a String documents a procession of female writers as they march through the nineteenth to twenty-first century, using the genre of the novel to describe their Indian experience.     Who are these women and what are their interests? What is their milieu? Is their creativity inspired by protest against the subordination of women in society or are there other forces at work? Margaret Paul Joseph answers these and many other questions as she traces the development in subject, technique, and theme represented in the novels of these women storytellers spread across 150 years and, in the process, maps the evolution of Indian fiction. 

First Edition

Margaret Paul Joseph

Table of contents

Preface
Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: British Invasion: "And What Should I Do in Illyria?"
Chapter III: British Possession: Authority and Angst
Chapter IV: British Surrender: Foreign, but Familiar
Chapter V: Indian Pioneers: Birthing a New Generation
Chapter VI: Challenging Colonialism: The Twentieth Century
Chapter VII: Peering Within: Focus on the Family
Chapter VIII: Silence as Weapon and Bolt-hole
Chapter IX: Fiction as Fact: Comprehending Region
Chapter X: Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

First Edition

Margaret Paul Joseph

First Edition

Margaret Paul Joseph

First Edition

Margaret Paul Joseph

Description

 Alice Perrin, Flora Annie Steel, Rumer Godden, Krupabai Satthinadhan, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Arundhati Roy––English fiction in India is the common thread that binds these women. Jasmine on a String documents a procession of female writers as they march through the nineteenth to twenty-first century, using the genre of the novel to describe their Indian experience.     Who are these women and what are their interests? What is their milieu? Is their creativity inspired by protest against the subordination of women in society or are there other forces at work? Margaret Paul Joseph answers these and many other questions as she traces the development in subject, technique, and theme represented in the novels of these women storytellers spread across 150 years and, in the process, maps the evolution of Indian fiction. 

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Table of contents

Preface
Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: British Invasion: "And What Should I Do in Illyria?"
Chapter III: British Possession: Authority and Angst
Chapter IV: British Surrender: Foreign, but Familiar
Chapter V: Indian Pioneers: Birthing a New Generation
Chapter VI: Challenging Colonialism: The Twentieth Century
Chapter VII: Peering Within: Focus on the Family
Chapter VIII: Silence as Weapon and Bolt-hole
Chapter IX: Fiction as Fact: Comprehending Region
Chapter X: Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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