About the BookThe emerging dominance of Indian English writing has made its presence felt in the world of Booker fiction. The Indian recipients of the celebrated Man Booker Prize have rendered kaleidoscopic narrations about their own nation weaving together fact and fiction, realism and fantasy laced with their own imagination and vision.
The book comprises a collection of 26 articles by eminent scholars who have earnestly discussed, debated and probed into the various facets of the Indian Booker Prize winners, their perceptions and projections of their own country and the question of the West being enamoured by Indian English fiction.
The contributors to the book include literary luminaries like Keki N. Daruwalla—recipient of Sahitya Akedemi Award and the Commonwealth Poetry Award, Prof G.K. Das, N.M. Nigam, Chhaya Jain, R.P. Pradhan, Reena Mitra, Supriya Shukla, and Sunita Sinha, among others.
The contributors offer a candid, categorical and critical analysis of the varied and dynamic imaginations of the award-winning novelists and their presentation of the Indian reality; the intrinsic merit of the Booker Prize winners from India; the image of India created by them in their works; different aspects of human nature that emerge from their novels; the ongoing conflict between the high and the low; and suffering of the poor and the powerless as depicted in the novels of these Booker Prize winners.
The book will be useful for the students and teachers of English Literature, particularly Indian English Literature, and researchers in these fields.About the Author/sSuriya Shukla, a gold medallist and topper of the university, was awarded the degree of Doctorate in 1992. Her teaching experience of 35 years also includes a brief span of teaching in the Dept. of Humanities at IIT Kanpur. At present she is the Head, Department of English, VSSD College, Kanpur. She has published two books and several research articles.
Chhaya Jain began her career as a lecturer in Govt. Raza PG College, Rampur. She has authored a book entitled Alienation in the Drama of Christopher Marlowe. She is working as Associate Professor, Department of English, VSSD College, Kanpur.
Neeru Tandon, M.A., L.L.B. Ph.D., D.Litt (topper and gold medallist from Kanpur University), is the only Professor of CSJMU Kanpur to have the degree of D.Litt in English since its inception. She is an editor, author, critic, feminist, poet, actor, anchor and a social worker too. Presently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, VSSD College, Kanpur. Dr. Tandon has several publications to her credit that includes 25 books and 78 research papers. She is a course coordinator at IGNOU (M.Phil program on gender study) and CSJMU. She takes personality development and English speaking classes for professionals in various institutes. She is also Chief Editor ILLUMINATI, (an international journal) and Associate Editor, The Atlantic Critical Review, New Delhi.
Ram Prakash Pradhan is a gold medallist in M.A. (English) from the University of Allahabad. He got his D.Phil degree on Saul Bellow from the same university in the year 2003. At present, he is Assistant Professor, Department of English, VSSD College, Kanpur. He has written/edited four books, and contributed several research articles in various national and international journals.