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Writer in Context

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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.

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Indira Goswami Margins and Beyond

Indira Goswami: Margins and Beyond

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Edited By Namrata Pathak, Dibyajyoti Sarma
January 29, 2024

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 ...

Vyankatesh Madgulkar A Villageful of Stories and a Forestful of Tales

Vyankatesh Madgulkar: A Villageful of Stories and a Forestful of Tales

1st Edition

Edited By Sachin Ketkar, Keerti Ramachandra
December 01, 2023

Vyankatesh Madgulkar (1927–2001) was one of the pioneers of modernist short fiction (nav katha) as well as ‘rural’ (grameen) fiction in Marathi in the post-World War II era. He wrote eight novels, two hundred short stories, several plays, including some notable ‘folk plays’ (loknatya), screenplays ...

Joginder Paul The Writerly Writer

Joginder Paul: The Writerly Writer

1st Edition

Edited By Chandana Dutta
September 25, 2023

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 ...

Krishna Sobti A Counter Archive

Krishna Sobti: A Counter Archive

1st Edition

Edited By Sukrita Paul Kumar, Rekha Sethi
September 25, 2023

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 ...

Mahasweta Devi Writer, Activist, Visionary

Mahasweta Devi: Writer, Activist, Visionary

1st Edition

Edited By Radha Chakravarty
April 24, 2023

Mahasweta Devi occupies a singular position in the history of modern Indian literature and world literature. This book engages with Devi’s works as a writer-activist who critically explored subaltern subjectivities, the limits of history and the harsh social realities of post-independence India. ...

Amrita Pritam The Writer Provocateur

Amrita Pritam: The Writer Provocateur

1st Edition

Edited By Hina Nandrajog, Prem Kumari Srivastava
January 06, 2023

Amrita Pritam was a prominent Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist who captured the realities of everyday life in the India of the early 1900s India and presented the unique voices of the women of the Indian subcontinent. This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the writer’s work by ...

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