About the BookThe book, The Fiction of Amitav Ghosh: A Critical Commentary critically examines various themes in the novels of Amitav Ghosh who is one of the leading contemporary Indian novelists writing in English and whose sphere of pursuits is very wide. He has made his mark in both fiction and non-fiction, but is best known for his novels, having been shortlisted for coveted Booker Prize for Sea of Poppies.
The anthology includes critical papers and articles of renowned and celebrated scholars of the respective field on the diverse aspects of Amitav Ghosh’s novels. It is one of the finest books that critically assesses almost all aspects of Amitav Ghosh’s novels. This anthology of scholarly and contemplated articles is not all about his novels. There are in addition, a tribute poem to Amitav Ghosh composed by Vivekanand Jha, and Lila Azam Zanganeh’s interesting interview with Amitav Ghosh, which further enhance the usefulness and expediency of the anthology.
This book will be useful for students and teachers of English literature and will further encourage critics and young researchers to turn their attention to this one of the most significant, celebrated and illustrious novelists of India.About the Author/sVivekanand Jha, M.A. Ph.D. in English, is a translator, editor and award winning poet. He is a contributing poet to Wavelengths: 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry (USA) which won first place in the 2011 London Book Festival. He has been Poetry Contest Winner (Third Place Winner) for the poem “Hands Heave to Harm and Hamper” conducted by Beginners®, a documentary, graphic, non-fiction book series (USA). He has to his credit five books of poetry. He has also authored one critical book on the poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra and edited two critical anthologies on Indian English novels. His works have been published in more than seventy magazines around the world. Apart from that, his poems have been chosen and published in more than fifteen poetry anthologies. He has more than twenty research and critical articles published in various national and international anthologies and referred journals.