About the BookPatrick White: Critical Issues celebrates Patrick White’s birth centenary year 2012. Revisiting White years after his death suggests an endless interest of readers in him. His unending quest to address both the physical and the metaphysical, in order to unravel the unresolved mysteries of life, has triggered the sensibility of scholars and readers who return to him time and again. Both obscure and complex, a writer who expects to know the “extraordinary behind the ordinary”, Patrick White poses a challenge to readers who align with him in the journey to the unknown lands—the journey that opens up a world of reality and truth behind what apparently seems to be dull and dreary.
This book attempts to understand various facets of White’s writings. It also offers new perceptions by establishing comparative connections with different disciplines worldwide. It will be useful for scholars and researchers working on White, readers interested in White and scholars of comparative literature.About the Author/sIshmeet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. She specializes in Australian Literature and Post-colonial Studies. Her Ph.D. thesis is a Comparative Study of Patrick White’s novels and Guru Granth Sahib. Along with the mainstream Australian Literature, she has ventured into indigenous studies of Australia and India. She has been actively involved in research in Australian Literature and Sikh Studies.
With several odd interests on her platter, she has been in education for past 10 years, involved in teaching various courses in English Literature, language and Managerial Communication; post-colonial subjects and Sikh Studies. Besides this, she also translates from Punjabi into English. She has translated works of Bushra Ezaj, a Pakistani writer and Veena Verma, a Punjabi diasporic writer, from Punjabi into English.
She has published several papers in reputed journals and books and has presented papers in seminars and conferences in many countries.