About the Book :
This is the first ever comprehensive annotated bibliography on Indian English fiction. It is intended to be a primary source book to be used by the teachers and scholars as well. This would be a guide book for all young scholars who venture into the large field of Indian English fiction.This book contains about 10,900 entries, both primary and secondary, of about 8100 books and articles by scholars and critics and 2800 entries of primary sources.The book undertakes to examine the work of about 1150 authors and about 1650 critics who evaluated the work of authors.There is a growing interest in Indian English literature in general, and Indian English fiction in particular, both among the teachers and the research scholars in the last three decades. In this context the book offers detailed annotations which serve as an introduction both to the authors and their work.
1. Life and Works 2. The Story Outline 3. Scene-wise Critical Analysis 4. The Major Themes 5. Art of Characterization 6. The Major Characters 7. The Minor Characters 8. Dramatic Structure/Plot 9. Imagery and Symbolism 10. Style: Diction and Versification 11. Summing Up 12. Critical Reception: A Brief History 13. Important Questions A Select Bibliography Index
About the Author :
Ratri Ray is a retired University Professor and Head of the Deptt. of English, Patna University. As a student she had a unique career, for she had been awarded three gold medals for her B.A. results and two more for her M.A. results. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 1981, her field of work being the little-known nineteenth-century poet, T.L. Beddoes. Later, after two decades of extensive and intensive studies, she obtained the D.Litt. degree, the field this time being the comparative study of two mystical poets, Francis Thompson and Nishikanto, a Bengali poet. Her studies of six Shakespearean plays according to the Rasavada had been serialised during the 80s and 90s in the cultural periodical Mother India, published from Pondicherry. She has published numerous research articles in literary journals and anthologies all over India. One of these contributions, a serialised study of 28 articles on the element of myth in Sri Aurobindos poetry is shortly to be published in the book form. At present her research articles on the plays of Sri Aurobindo studied in the light of Rasavada are being serialised in Srinvantu, a periodical published from Kolkata.