The ‘Writer in Context’ Series has been conceptualized to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of Indian writers from different languages. This is in light of the fact that Indian literature in English translation is being read and even taught extensively across the world with more and more scholars engaging in research. In each volume of the Series, an author from the post-Independence multilingual Indian literature is presented from within her/his socio-literary tradition. Each book has been designed to showcase the writer’s oeuvre along with its cultural context, literary tradition, critical reception and contemporary resonance. The Series, it is hoped, will serve as a significant creative and critical resource to address a glaring gap in knowledge regarding the context of Indian writing in different languages. Sukrita Paul Kumar and Chandana Dutta are steering the project as Series Editors and Vandana R. Singh is the Managing Editor of the Series.
By Namrata Pathak, Dibyajyoti Sarma
June 23, 2022
This book engages with the life and works of Indira Goswami, the first Assamese woman writer to win the highest national literary award, the Jnanpith Award, in 2001. From sociological treatises to a springboard of a socio-political milieu, Goswami’s texts are intersections of the local and the ...
By Chandana Dutta
December 28, 2021
This book is a comprehensive volume on the life and works of Joginder Paul, a well-known Urdu fiction writer and thinker. It presents a selection from the writer’s oeuvre – a few of his short stories, extracts from his long fiction, samples of his micro-fiction, personal reminiscences, and some of ...
By Sukrita Paul Kumar, Rekha Sethi
September 29, 2021
This book engages with the life and works of the distinctive Hindi writer Krishna Sobti, known for making bold choices of themes in her writing. Also known for her extraordinary use of the Hindi language, she emerges as an embodiment of a counter archive. While presenting the author in the context ...