About the BookThis anthology offers new modes of response in the theory and practice of postcoloniality. While taking stock of the postcolonial theoretical constructs it stresses the need for viable critical models to match the creative spectrum evidenced in postcolonial societies. It provides a pointer to the various means of the imperial centre to falsify, mythicise and control postcolonial studies as the need to develop local/national models of criticism gains in importance.
The book, in its wide ranging sweep, covers different terrains—canonical texts, emerging literatures and native Indian literatures—and subjects some individual texts to closer critical scrutiny. It takes into its fold different genres and explores the possibilities of alternative critical viewpoints.About the Author/sP. Mallikarjuna Rao is Professor of English in Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP. His articles have appeared in leading journals and reference works in India and abroad. He is deeply interested in American, Canadian and African fiction apart from spiritual and cultural issues.
Rajeshwar Mittapalli teaches English at Kakatiya University, Warangal, AP. His published works of criticism include The Novels of Wole Soyinka and Indian Women Novelists and Psychoanalysis. He has edited so far 20 anthologies of critical essays. He is currently the editor of The Atlantic Literary Review published from New Delhi.
K. Damodar Rao is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Kakatiya University, Warangal. Apart from a full-length critical work The Novels of Ayi Kwei Armah he has published several articles on African fiction, IWE and Telugu literature in reputed journals. Damodar Rao also has to his credit four translated works of poetry and more than a hundred published poems in English translation.