About the BookComparative Literature contains fifteen scholarly papers on theory and practice of this body of literature in our time. It makes an attempt to analyse Eastern and Western poetics, theory of language, modernism and post-modernism on a comparative basis. Texts of individual authors and critics like R.K. Narayan and Chinua Achebe, Kamala Das and Judith Wright, T.S. Eliot and Sri Aurobindo have been analysed with insight and precision. This book, as it were, makes an agenda of Comparative Literary Studies in India for the New Millennium.
This is a well researched and invaluable book on Comparative Literature.About the Author/sBIJAY KUMAR DAS, Ph.D. and D.Litt., is a contributor to The Encyclopaedia of World Literature in the 20th Century (New York). He has published a number of Research Papers and Books on English Literature, Post-Colonial Literature, Literary Criticism and Translation Studies. His important books include Critical Essays on Post-colonial Literature (1999), Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (1995, 1996, 1998), The Horizon of Translation Studies (1998), Aspects of Commonwealth Literature (1995), The Poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra (1995), The Horizon of Nissim Ezekiel’s Poetry (1995), Critical Essays on Poetry (1993), Perspectives on Indian English Poetry Criticism (1993), A Reader’s Guide to Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets (1993, 1997, 1999), Modern Indian English Poetry (1992), Critical Perspectives on ‘Relationship’ and ‘Latter-Day Psalms’ (1986), Modern Indo-English Poetry (1982) and A Study of Sarojini Naidu’s Poetry (1997). He has edited two books of Criticism : Perspectives on the Poetry of R. Parthasarathy (1983, 1998) and Contemporary Indo-English Poetry (1986). He has co-edited several Textbooks including Nineteenth Century English Poetry (OUP 1992, 1995). He has published research papers on Shakespeare, Keats, F.R. Leavis, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Nissim Ezekiel, Kamala Das, Shiv K. Kumar, A.K. Ramanujan, R. Parthasarathy, Jayanta Mahapatra, Vikram Chandra, Anita Desai, Sashi Deshpande, Arundhati Roy, Derek Walcott, Margaret Atwood, Ted Hughes, Derrida, Post-colonial Poetry, Art of Translation and Issues in 20th Century Literary Criticism. Now, he is a Reader in English at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack.