About the BookRuth Prawer Jhabvala’s Novels (Woman Amidst Snares and Delusions) is a modest attempt to analyse and evaluate the predicament of the feminine sensibility in the novels of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala—an ‘ever-exiled’ European writer—who remained transplanted in India and then moved to the United States for a wider exposure to her genius in the multi-racial and cosmopolitan cultural confluence there. The book contains a logical assessment of the triangular mode of the literary perceptions and artistic acumen of this woman novelist whose self-avowed chameleon changeability and ironic vision have so far been the puzzling phenomena to the readers and scholars. More importantly, it presents an exclusive comprehension of the various aspects of the snares and delusions for the womenfolk—ranging from the tabooed Indian women and disillusioned European women embracing India—to the self-delusive and self-destructive women of American émigré community.
An objective study of Jhabvala’s novels has been attempted to present a righteous perspective of the author to ascertain as to what extent of the realities, Jhabvala could articulate the whole gamut of the feminine feelings and passions, hopes and aspirations and fears and frustrations of the womenfolk of, at least, three prominent continents of this planet.
This book will be highly useful to the students, teachers and researchers in English Literature in general and those pursuing their studies in Indian Writing in English and Postcolonial Literature in particular.About the Author/sRishi Pal Singh did his postgraduation and M.Phil. in English Literature from the Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut University Campus, Meerut. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.).
Dr. Singh has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes for the last 22 years. Presently, he is Reader in the Postgraduate Dept. of English Studies and Research, Govt. K.R.G. (Autonomous) College, Gwalior. He has done commendable research work sponsored by U.G.C. He has participated in various seminars and conferences. He has to his credit many research articles published in anthologies and journals of national and international repute. One of his research papers has been selected to be presented in the 5th International Conference on ‘Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilization’ scheduled to be held in Moscow (Russia) in June 2009.