Creative Aspects of Indian English is a collection of papers presented at the National Seminar held in Hyderabad from 9 to11 February 1991 organized jointly by Sahitya Akademi and Poona University. Indian Writing in English up to the Gandhian era reflects the efforts of an ancient land to rediscover itself. There was a definite attempt to retain the Indian identity. Later M.K. Gandhi exercised a profound influence on the writings of all the Indian languages. The Indian writer in English from Toru Dutt and Vivekananda through Sri Aurobindo, Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Radhakrishnan, R.K. Narayan and Raja Rao to A.K. Ramanujan and Kamala Markandeya have retained his/her Indian sensibility and achieved a distinct creativeness. The papers presented in this volume, focuses on the Indian writer's problems characteristics of Indian English writing and problems of translation of Indian literature into English, etc. The papers are by celebrated writers and scholars like Mulk Raj Anand and Harish Narang who have thought deeply and intensively about the topic of discussion. The second part of this volume contains poems by Jayanta Mahapatra, Keki Daruwalla which were read out during the seminar.
About the Author
Shantinath K. Desai (b. 1929) did his M.A. (1953) and PhD (1963) from Bombay University and P.G. Diploma from Leeds. He was Vice-Chancellor of Kuvempu University in Karnataka. His first publication was a collection of short stories entitled Manjugadde published in 1959. In 1961 his first novel Mukti was published. It was acclaimed as a remarkable novel depicting modern sensibility. His second novel Vikshepa was published in 1977. Since then he has published Kelavu Ayda Kathegalu, a selected Mattu Bhashe, a literary criticism. Prof. Desai has edited a number of works in English.
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