About the BookCritical Essays on D.H. Lawrence: In Honour of Dr. R.K. Sinha is a humble effort to present a vital, complex, multifaceted, original and provocative Lawrence. The editor has cautiously commissioned eighteen essays that illuminate the achievement of one of England’s most versatile and influential modern writers. Employing a variety of perspectives—historical, cultural, theoretical and feminist—the scholars presented in this anthology, address concerns about Lawrence’s works that have emerged in the recent years; attitude towards working class, art, women and his conceptions about man woman sexuality, relationships, education, and his place in the evolution of the English novel. Thomas L. Jeffers had remarked, “The fog of sex wars has obscured (Lawrence’s) candescent many-sidedness. This book focuses in detail on that ‘many sidedness,’ and examines Lawrence as an innovator, visionary, social observer, a good psychologist, and an anti-intellectual fascinated by the dark gods of paganism, a modern rebel and a champion of sexual liberation.
In honour to the renowned scholar, Dr. R.K. Sinha, this book with its diverse approaches confirms Lawrence not only as a great novelist but a central figure in the development of modern mind, and invites the students and scholars of English Literature to join the exhilarating fray. All the essays find renewed faith in the challenge of Lawrence’s works making this volume invaluable for Lawrence students and scholars.
About the Author/sA gold medallist from Patna University, Bihar, Dr. Sunita Sinha has been teaching English in Women’s College, Samastipur and L.N. Mithila University, Bihar. She has to her credit 17 books which have been highly acclaimed in academic circles. Her authorial ventures include: Graham Greene: A Study of His Major Novels, Postcolonial Women Writers: New Perspectives and Twentieth Century Literature: Emerging Trends (Atlantic Publishers & Distributors [P] Ltd. New Delhi). She has also edited 14 books, viz., New Urges in Post-Colonial Literature: Widening Horizons, Reconceiving Postcolonialism: Visions and Revisions, Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions, Critical Responses to Kiran Desai, New Perspectives in British Literature, Vols. 1 & 2, Indian Booker Prize Winners: A Critical Study of their Works, Vols. 1 & 2, Modern Literary Theory, Vols. 1 & 2, Canons of Children’s Literature, Vols. 1& 2, and Shakespeare: A Reappraisal, Vols. 1 & 2.
The anthologies edited by Dr. Sinha have contributions by scholars from various countries like America, Cameroon, Italy, France, Greece, Albania, Canada and Bangladesh. She has participated in many national/international seminars and conferences, and contributed many scholarly papers which have been published in various national/international books and journals. Her areas of interest are Postcolonial literature, Indian, Australian and Canadian literature.
Dr. Sinha is also editing three international journals, The Atlantic Review of Feminist Studies, The Atlantic Literary Review and The Atlantic Critical Review, being published by Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi. She is bestowed upon the Honorary Editor/Director of Atlantic Publishers & Distributors [P] Ltd., for Bihar, and is presently authoring her book on Gender Studies.