Book Synopsis Such a Long Journey by : Rohinton Mistry
Download or read book Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2008-11-20 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Such a Long Journey is set in (what was then) Bombay against the backdrop of war in the Indian subcontinent and the birth of Bangladesh, telling the story of the peculiar way in which the conflict impinges on the lives of Gustad Noble, an ordinary man, and his family. It was the brilliant first novel by one of the most remarkable writers to have emerged from the Indian literary tradition in many years. It was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize, and won the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize.
Book Synopsis Parsi English Novel by : Jaydipsinh Dodiya
Download or read book Parsi English Novel by Jaydipsinh Dodiya and published by Sarup & Sons. This book was released on 2006 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Study conducted in Kanchipuram, Dindigul, Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu, India.
Book Synopsis Indian Women Novelists in English by : Jaydipsinh Dodiya
Download or read book Indian Women Novelists in English by Jaydipsinh Dodiya and published by Sarup & Sons. This book was released on 2006 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Contributed essays.
Book Synopsis Kamala Markandaya by : Manmohan Krishna Bhatnagar
Download or read book Kamala Markandaya by Manmohan Krishna Bhatnagar and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2002 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Indian English Literature Has Established Its Credentials All Over The World. Still Litterateurs In This Stream Have To Be Continuously Appraised And Evaluated And Key Issues Like The Impact Of Multiculturality And The Role Assigned To Women Have To Be Confronted And Analysed Threadbare Not Merely In Theory But Also Through The Elucidation Of Key Texts From This Perspective. The Present Volume Scrutinizes Kamala Markandaya S Corpus As Part Of This General Critical Endeavour.The Volume Comprises Scholarly Studies Of Nectar In A Sieve, Possession, A Handful Of Rice, A Silence Of Desire And Pleasure City, Besides Examining In Depth Kamala Markandaya S Rural Sensibility, The Silent Saga Of Suffering Chronicled In Her Novels, Her Philosophic Vision Of Life, Her Portrayal Of Social Tensions And Her Feminist Poetics, Taking A Holistic View Of Her Writings.An Indispensable Source Of Fresh And Innovative Insight Into The Making Of Markandaya S Craft Of Fiction. A Useful Supplement To The Existing Studies Of Her Novels. An Original Perspective On Life, Society, Values, Gender-Issues And Related Areas For Students, Teachers, Researchers Working In The Fields Of Literary Theory, Fiction Studies, Aesthetics, Culture, Philosophy And The Sociology Of Literature.
Book Synopsis The Other India by : Om Prakash Dwivedi
Download or read book The Other India by Om Prakash Dwivedi and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book engages with critical issues which create a proper understanding of how identities and belonging are imagined and constructed in postcolonial India. The contributors have examined various texts and movies to discuss the implicit communal nature of postcolonial India. The book attempts to discuss the different ways in which India is badly plagued by communal politics and terrorism, and to offer a cogent alternative for creating a strong solidarity among different communities in India.
Book Synopsis The Indian English Novel by : Priyamvada Gopal
Download or read book The Indian English Novel by Priyamvada Gopal and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-01-29 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book provides an informed and lively introduction to the Indian novel in English which is now a fixture on the international literary scene. It discusses the work of major writers including Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, RK Narayan, Salman Rushdie, Nayantara Sahgal, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, and Vikram Seth.
Download or read book Muses India by Chetan Deshmane and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-05-04 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. With Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, V.S. Naipaul and Kiran Desai winning prestigious awards for their literary output, Indian English literature has gained a voice of its own. Yet, as most readers of criticism of it agree, there is a dearth of serious examination of its authors and their work. This collection of essays attempts a contrapuntal reading of Indian English literature with what Ranjan Ghosh calls the “infusionist” approach. Since a majority of readers are made to stay away from a branded author or work, this book rejects any categorization such as “postcolonial” or “Commonwealth.” It deals with a wide range of issues—which human beings suffer from all over the world—including those that may not have anything to do with the politicized side of “the postcolonial” or “the Commonwealth.”
Book Synopsis The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean by : Mitali P. Wong
Download or read book The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean by Mitali P. Wong and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-06-28 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This study establishes connections between the themes and methodologies of writers within the South Asian diaspora in the New World, and serves both serious analysts as well as beginning readers of South Asian fiction. It is an impartial study that analyzes the stylistic excellence of South Asian fiction and the clearly emergent motifs of the writers, recognizing the value of the interplay of cultural differences and the need for resolution of those differences. The book begins with a discussion of the works of Indo-Caribbean novelists Samuel Selvon and V.S. Naipaul, author of A House for Mr. Biswas and The Enigma of Arrival, thereby establishing parallels between the immigration patterns of the South Asian diaspora who first emigrated to the Caribbean long before significant numbers of South Asians came to the United States. Next, the fiction of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Heat and Dust), the non-fictional narratives of Ved Mehta (Face to Face), and the satire and social criticism of Bharati Mukherjee (Wife) and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Sister of My Heart) are discussed. New literary voices such as those of Bapsi Sidhwa (An American Brat), Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, whose characters, plots and themes deal with universal human experiences, Akhil Sharma, Manil Suri and Samrat Upadhyay are studied for the new directions and new methods they offer. A sub-genre of young adult fiction is discovered in the novels of Dhan Gopal Mukerji, such as in his Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon, and more recently in the works of Mitali Perkins and Indi Rana. Recent expatriate novelists from South Asia such as Anita Desai, Amitav Chosh, Vikram Chandra and the American editions of Vikram Seth's novels are appraised together with contemporary Indo-Canadian novelists and Indo-Caribbean novelists resident in Canada.
Book Synopsis Images from a Long Journey by : Kai Woehler
Download or read book Images from a Long Journey by Kai Woehler and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2010-03-31 with total page 121 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. How This Book Came About This book is, in some sense, the soul, underlying an earlier book that I had written, a book about modern science, which had the title The Search for the Meaning of Space, Time and Matter. The book was written for people with interest in modern science. It had the subtitle Images from Many Travels. The subtitle of that earlier book and the final decision to write it had its origin in a restless wanderlust, which, in the last twenty years, has driven me irresistibly to travel to the most remote places on earth. I traveled into the Arctic, the waters between North Norway and Svalbard, to Tibet over the plateau to the foot of Mount Everest, to North India to the remote monasteries in the Ladakh, along the Silk Road around the Taklimakan Desert into Inner Asia, to Timbuktu at the edge of the Sahara, to the Antarctic, and to the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. These journeys were driven by the urge to somehow grasp the whole world and make it my own. It was the Brahma in me who is creating a world in himself, in his mind. It is Odysseus in me, Faustus, the restless, forever searching until his life dissolves. I had to wander the many roads that all led to the same place, that vastly complex unfolding essence of Being, in all its colors and textures and shapes. I had to go and see this wonderful tapestry of life that is of deep inner beauty, even in its squalor, its suffering and pain and the dirty ugliness that I saw on some of these travels. I had to wander to fully accept all that life is, into myself, to feel at home on the earth. That same kind of yearning had driven me in my youth to discover the mysteries of space, of time, and of matter. After WWII, at age sixteen, I had acquired rudimentary knowledge of Heisenberg’s and Einstein’s attempts to create that all-encompassing unified theory that captures the observed phenomena of space and the world of the elementary building blocks of matter. A sort of obsession to learn all that is known about these things 8 Kai Woehler accompanied me on my journey to study physics, spending some years in Heisenberg’s institute, and eventually, after circuitous routes, teaching physics at a graduate school for military officers at the California coast. The above-mentioned book then is somewhat of an amalgam of these two kinds of journeys during my life. Many dear nonscientist friends took an interest in that book, and I recommended to them to just read the first and the last chapters, which carry more of my personal reflections about our lives in this cosmos. The final impetus to write this separate book, which is in your hands, was the fact that, as an orderly, circumspect person, I had “put my worldly affairs in order” sometime ago under the title “The Kai-X-File,” containing instructions for the executer of my will, in the case of my departure. This file contains a letter, which was to be my farewell letter to my closer friends, to be sent instead of some standard obituary notice. The file contains many other writings, some short, others not so short, reflections about my life, writings, which did not have a good place in that first book, mentioned above. This then led to this book. It is a collection of thoughts, essays, some poems of my own, some other poems that were important to me, some of them German poems, which I have translated into English as I could, some dreams that had great meaning in my life. The above-mentioned farewell letter is now at the very end of this second book. The items in each chapter were collected over a span of time, and there are themes to which I returned often. So there are some duplications of “Kai’s sayings” in this book, but I will leave them as they are and hope you understand. I am somewhat arbitrarily terminating the collection now while I am still here and reasonably coherent, and I will share this collection with you, my friends, when there is a good time for this. And just a
Book Synopsis New Pattern English Language for SBI/ IBPS Bank PO/ SO/ Clerk/ RRB Exams by : Disha Experts
Download or read book New Pattern English Language for SBI/ IBPS Bank PO/ SO/ Clerk/ RRB Exams by Disha Experts and published by Disha Publications. This book was released on with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. New Pattern English Language for SBI/ IBPS Bank PO/ Clerk/ RRB Exams captures the changing pattern of the English section in the Banking Exams. The pattern has changed from simple & direct questions to Proficiency in English Language Comprehension. The recent papers have seen a change in the pattern of various questions - Parajumbles, Evaluating Inferences, Double Fillers, Comprehension passages, Sentence Synthesis, Contextual Phrase Usage, Connectors, Grammatical Errors, Vocabulary (Confusing Words). The book provides sufficient number of practice questions on each such type of questions. Further the book provides complete theory with fully solved exercises. The past questions of the various exams are also included in the book.
Book Synopsis Prizing Literature by : Gillian Roberts
Download or read book Prizing Literature by Gillian Roberts and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. When Canadian authors win prestigious literary prizes, from the Governor General's Literary Award to the Man Booker Prize, they are celebrated not only for their achievements, but also for contributing to this country's cultural capital. Discussions about culture, national identity, and citizenship are particularly complicated when the honorees are immigrants, like Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, or Rohinton Mistry. Then there is the case of Yann Martel, who is identified both as Canadian and as rootlessly cosmopolitan. How have these writers' identities been recalibrated in order to claim them as 'representative' Canadians? Prizing Literature is the first extended study of contemporary award winning Canadian literature and the ways in which we celebrate its authors. Gillian Roberts uses theories of hospitality to examine how prize-winning authors are variously received and honoured depending on their citizenship and the extent to which they represent 'Canadianness.' Prizing Literature sheds light on popular and media understandings of what it means to be part of a multicultural nation.
Book Synopsis The Bloomsbury Handbook of Culture and Identity from Early Childhood to Early Adulthood by : Ruth Wills
Download or read book The Bloomsbury Handbook of Culture and Identity from Early Childhood to Early Adulthood by Ruth Wills and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. How do children determine which identity becomes paramount as they grow into adolescence and early adulthood? Which identity results in patterns of behaviour as they develop? To whom or to which group do they feel a sense of belonging? How might children, adolescents and young adults negotiate the gap between their own sense of identity and the values promoted by external influences? The contributors explore the impact of globalization and pluralism on the way most children and adolescents grow into early adulthood. They look at the influences of media and technology that can be felt within the living spaces of their homes, competing with the religious and cultural influences of family and community, and consider the ways many children and adolescents have developed multiple and virtual identities which help them to respond to different circumstances and contexts. They discuss the ways that many children find themselves in a perpetual state of shifting identities without ever being firmly grounded in one, potentially leading to tension and confusion particularly when there is conflict between one identity and another. This can result in increased anxiety and diminished self-esteem. This book explores how parents, educators and social and health workers might have a raised awareness of the issues generated by plural identities and the overpowering human need to belong so that they can address associated issues and nurture a sense of wholeness in children and adolescents as they grow into early adulthood.
Book Synopsis Disability Representation in Film, TV, and Print Media by : Michael S. Jeffress
Download or read book Disability Representation in Film, TV, and Print Media by Michael S. Jeffress and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-08-20 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Using sources from a wide variety of print and digital media, this book discusses the need for ample and healthy portrayals of disability and neurodiversity in the media, as the primary way that most people learn about conditions. It contains 13 newly written chapters drawing on representations of disability in popular culture from film, television, and print media in both the Global North and the Global South, including the United States, Canada, India, and Kenya. Although disability is often framed using a limited range of stereotypical tropes such as victims, supercrips, or suffering patients, this book shows how disability and neurodiversity are making their way into more mainstream media productions and publications with movies, television shows, and books featuring prominent and even lead characters with disabilities or neurodiversity. Disability Representation in Film, TV, and Print Media will be of interest to all scholars and students of disability studies, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, and sociology more broadly.
Book Synopsis The Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada by : Andrew David Irvine
Download or read book The Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada by Andrew David Irvine and published by University of Ottawa Press. This book was released on 2018-11-27 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The definitive bibliography of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Antonine Maillet, Carol Shields, Marie-Claire Blais, Gilles Vigneault... For over three quarters of a century, the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been instrumental in recognizing many of Canada’s best authors, illustrators and translators. The result is impressive: between 1936 and 2017, 705 titles have been recognized with this prestigious award. With careful attention to detail, Andrew Irvine presents the history and evolution of the Awards and extols their importance for the careers of authors, illustrators and translators, as well as for the development of Canada’s national literature. The heart of the book contains the first comprehensive bibliography of the awards, including the first list of winning books organized according to their historically correct award categories; information about five books wrongly omitted from previous lists of winning titles; detailed information about award ceremonies, film adaptations and jury members; and other key information. This is a seminal work that belongs on the shelf of every scholar and every lover of Canadian literature. This book is published in English. - Une bibliographie incontournable des Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général du Canada Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Antonine Maillet, Carol Shields, Marie-Claire Blais, Michael Ondaatje, Gilles Vigneault... Les écrivains canadiens sont depuis longtemps encensés sur la scène nationale comme à l’échelle mondiale, et les Prix du Gouverneur général jouent un rôle clé dans la reconnaissance de certains de nos meilleurs auteurs, illustrateurs et traducteurs. La liste est impressionnante : ce prestigieux prix a récompensé 705 oeuvres entre 1936 et 2017. Avec un souci minutieux au détail, Andrew Irvine présente l’histoire et l’évolution des Prix et vante leurs vertus indispensables à la carrière des écrivains et des traducteurs ainsi que dans l’élaboration d’une littérature nationale au Canada. Cette bibliographie est la toute première recension complète des Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général et donne des renseignements détaillés au sujet des cérémonies, des adaptations cinématographiques, des membres des jurys ainsi que d’autres informations clés. Le livre présente aussi une copie exhaustive et exacte de données bibliographiques tirées d’archives, une première dans le monde de l’édition. En somme, une référence incontournable. Ce livre est publié en anglais.
Book Synopsis Deconstructing the Stereotype: Reconsidering Indian Culture, Literature and Cinema by : Kaustav Chakraborty
Download or read book Deconstructing the Stereotype: Reconsidering Indian Culture, Literature and Cinema by Kaustav Chakraborty and published by diplom.de. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Stereotypes are mere 'pictures in our heads'. Prejudice and suspicion against all that is perceived of as ‘different’ give rise to cultural stereotypes. Creating stereotypes also involves connecting the created categories with values, equipping the categories with an ideational label. Thus, stereotypes often contain the presupposition that one’s own group represents the normal, or even universal and that one’s own culture and ist socially construed concepts of reality is superior and normative in relation to other cultures and world-views. The stereotypes are not just one person’s private attitude but are always shared with a larger socio-cultural group. Stereotypes result in simplifications that prevent people from seeing the ‘otherized’ individuals as they truly are. This book, aims at transgressing the boundaries of the strategically generated stereotyped image of a homogenous Indian culture. Rather, by highlighting the marginalised issues related to class, caste and gender, this book, by citing examples of select Indian literary and cinematic representations, argues that the stigma related to the non-conformist /alternative/minority identities, is baseless and fraudulent.
Book Synopsis Expedition Zum Amnye Machhen in Südwest-China Im Jahre 1926 by : Joseph Francis Charles Rock
Download or read book Expedition Zum Amnye Machhen in Südwest-China Im Jahre 1926 by Joseph Francis Charles Rock and published by Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. This book was released on 2003 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Joseph Franz Rock (1884-1962), ein hervorragender Botaniker, verbrachte fast 25 Jahre in Sudwestchina und wurde zum Pionier der Erforschung der Naxi (Nakhi), einer Ethnie mit eigener mythologischer und sozialer Tradition und einer eigenartigen Bilderschrift. Dieser Band bringt bisher unveroffentlichte Materialien zu Rocks Expedition zum Gebirgsmassiv Amnye Machhen, das damals kaum bekannt war. Rocks Tagebuch beschreibt minutios und flussig, ja spannend, den Reiseverlauf, der sich in anderer Facettierung in Rocks Briefwechsel mit C.S. Sargent, dem Direktor des Arnold Arboretum und Sponsors der Expedition, spiegelt. Rock hat spater die Ortsnamen genauer bestimmt und in tibetischer Orthographie beigegeben. Ein Register schliesst den Band ab. Die edierten Texte sind im Original (d.h. in englischer Sprache) wiedergegeben.