1st Edition

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Indian Writing in English

Edited By Manju Jaidka, Tej N. Dhar Copyright 2024

    Today, Indian writing in English is a fi eld of study that cannot be overlooked. Whereas at the turn of the 20th century, writers from India who chose to write in English were either unheeded or underrated, with time the literary world has been forced to recognize and accept their contribution to the corpus of world literatures in English. Showcasing the burgeoning field of Indian English writing, this encyclopedia documents the poets, novelists, essayists, and dramatists of Indian origin since the pre-independence era and their dedicated works. Written by internationally recognized scholars, this comprehensive reference book explores the history and development of Indian writers, their major contributions, and the critical reception accorded to them. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Indian Writing in English will be a valuable resource to students, teachers, and academics navigating the vast area of contemporary world literature.



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    Manju Jaidka, former Senior Professor and Dean at Shoolini University, Solan, HP, and former Chair and Professor at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, is the recipient of several national and international fellowships, including a Fulbright, two Rockefeller awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. As a speaker and academician, she has made presentations in fora across India and abroad. Jaidka has been organizing international conferences annually. She has published more than twenty-five books, including two collections of poems, a play, and four novels.

    Tej N. Dhar, Professor of English, Shoolini University, has taught in universities in Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Asmara (Eritrea) and held fellowships at the BHU, University of Southern California, and IIAS, Shimla. He has authored History-Fiction Interface in the Indian English Novel, Under the Shadow of Militancy: The Diary of an Unknown Kashmiri, and The Tale of a Beleaguered Soldier; edited fourteen books; and published over fifty critical essays and four hundred book reviews.