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Selected Bibliography to aid in studying texts in English 580:  World Literature

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Bibliography divided into clickable resources (net sites) and regular references to written materials available through library or interlibrary loan. I may have some copies of some of the written materials available in my office; so ask.

Jouvert (periodical devoted to post-colonial studies)

Mahatma Gandhi (initial link to links on Gandhi's role in India and his nonviolent ideas)

Bharati Mukherjee (interview in Mother Jones)

SASIA Lit (listserv which discusses current SASIA writers)

Book Reviews (current writers, new books SASIA)

Raja Rao (brief bio and picture)

Bibliography on History of Partition

Bharati Mukherjee Short Story ("Angela")

Bharati Mukherjee

Sagar (Journal devoted to southasian studies)

Study guide for R.K. Narayan's The Guide


Singh, R.  S.  Indian Novel in English.  Rep. Humanities Press Inc. Atlantic Highlands, New
 Jersey. 1978

  "'Without Illusions and Hysterics'  R. K. Narayan"  pp. 55-72.

  "'A European Brahmin':  Raja Rao" pp. 73-96.

  "Soulful East and Ratiocinative West':  Kamala Markandaya"  pp 136-149.

  "'Ironic Vision of a Social Realist:  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala"  pp. 149-164.

Iyengar, K. R. Srinivasa.  Indian Writing in English.  Rep Asia Publishing House.  New York,
 New York.  1973.

  "Rabindranath Tagore" pp. 99-121.

  "The Novels:  Themes, Backgrounds, Types"  pp. 314-331.

  "R. K. Narayan"  pp. 358-385.

  "Raja Rao" pp. 386-411.

  "The Women Novelists"  pp. 435-477.

Writing India 1757-1990:  the Literature of British India.   Ed. by Bart Moore-Gilbert.
 Manchester University Press.  Manchester, England.  1996.

  "Married to the Empire:  the Anglo-Indian Domestic Novel."  Alison Sainsbury.

  pp. 163-187.

Krishnaswamy, Shantha.  The Woman in Indian Fiction in English (1950-80).  Ashish
 Publishing House.  New Delhi, India.  1984.

  "Raja Rao:  The Indian Pattern of Saved Males and Doomed Females"  pp. 22-59

  "R. K. Narayan:  Nightmare Comedy and the Ideology of Acceptance"  pp. 83-159.

  "Kamala Markandaya:  Autonomy, Nurturance, and the Sisterhood of Man" pp.

  "Anita Desai:  The Sexist Nature of Sanity"  pp. 236-280.

  "Ruth Prawer Jhavala:  White Woman's Burden"  pp. 281-337.

Walsh, William.  Indian Literture in English.  Longman, London. 1990

  "Fiction:  The Founding Fathers--Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao, and R. K. Narayan"
 pp. 62-97.

  "The Succession:  From Khushwant Singh to Salman Rushdie"  pp. 98-124.

Jha, Rama.  Gandhian Thought and Indo-Anglican Novelists.  Chanakya Publications, Delhi.

  "Raja Rao:  Quest for Spiritual Regeneration Through Gandhian Thought" pp. 87-

  "The Underlying Pattern of Gandhian Thought in R.K. Narayan's Novels"

   pp. 117-152.

Sarma, Gobinda Prasad.  Nationalism in Indo-Anglian Fiction.  Sterling Publishers, New Delhi.

  "The Search for Identity"  pp. 35-59.

Shahane, Vasant Anant.  Khushwant Singh.  Twayne Publishers Inc., New York.  1972.

  "Khushwant Singh:  Man and Writer--Background and Growth of His Art"  pp.

  "The Novel as Realistic Epic:  Train to Pakistan"  pp. 68-105.

Afzal-Khan, Fawzia.  Cultural Imperialism and the Indo-English Novel:  Genre and Ideology in
 R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie.  The Pennsylvania
 State University Press.   University Park, Pennsylnavia.  1993.

  "R.K. Narayan:  The Realm of Mythic Realism"  27-58.

  "Anita Desai:  The Morality of Realism Versus Aestheticism of Myth"

   pp. 59-96.

  "Kamala Markandaya:  Myth Versus Realism or East Versus West"  97-143.

Reddy, K. Venkata.  Major Indian Novelists:  Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, Bhabani
 Bhattacharya, Kamala Markandaya.  Prestige Books, New Delhi.  1990.

  "Point of View, Time and Language in The Guide"  pp. 35-41.

  "Guide or Guru:  An Approach to Raju in The Guide"  pp. 42-51.

  "A Classic of the Hunger Theme:  Nectar in a Sieve"  78-86.

Gooneratne, Yasmine.  Silence, Exile, and Cunning:  The Fiction of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

 Orient Longman Limited, New Delhi.  1983.

  "Heat and Dust"  pp. 210-234.

R.K. Narayan:  Contemporary Critical Perspectives.  Ed. Geoffrey Kain.  Michigan State
 University Press, East Lansing.  1993.

  "The Absence of Caste In R.K. Narayan and Its Implications for Indian Writing in
   English" by D.A. Shankar  pp. 49-54.

  "The Guide:  A Study in Transcendence" by Sr. Mary Beatina Rayen  pp. 55-79.

  "The Holy Man in R.K. Narayan's Novels" by Ganeswar Mishra  pp. 167-178.

Das, Durga.  India from Curzon to Nehru and After.  John Day Company, New York.  1970.

  "1921-1939  The Gandhian Revolution"  pp. 85-190.

Crane, Ralph J.  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.  Twayne, New York.  1992.

  "A Clouded Sky:  The Later Indian Novels"  pp. 57-92.

Major Indian Novels:  An Evaluation.  Ed. by N. S. Pradham.  Rep by Humanities Press Inc.,
 Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.  1986.

  "Raja Rao:  Kanthapura" by Vasant A. Shahane pp. 22-40.

  "Kamala Markandaya:  Nectar in a Sieve" by N.K. Jain  pp 74-87

  "Khushwant Singh"  Train to Pakistan" by Prafulla C. Kar  pp 88-103.

  "R.K. Narayan:  The Guide"  by Suresh Raichura pp 104-134.

Harrex,  S. C.  The Fire and the Offering.  Writers Workshop Books, Calcutta.  1977.

  "A Sense of Identity:  the Early Novels of Kamala Markandaya"  pp. 245-259.

Singh, Ram Sewak.  R.K. Narayan The Guide:  Some Aspects.  Dobra House, New Delhi.  1971.

Rao, K. R.  The Fiction of Raja Rao.  A.B. Dashrathe, Aurangabad.  1980.

  "Kanthapura"  pp. 48-66.

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