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- DescriptionThis book is a comparative study of four vels respectively of Raja Rao and R.K. Narayan. Sourcing original works in Sanskrit and Tamil, this study attempts to tease out the similarities in themes and the common concern with traditional Hindu motifs and patterns that underlie these narratives, to reveal these authors engagement with various aspects of Hinduism, from the ontological quest at its centre to the more contentious caste system. The vels examined are Raja Rao s Kanthapura, The Serpent and the Rope, The Cat and Shakespeare and The Chessmaster and His Moves and R.K. Narayan s The Man-Eater of Malgudi, Mr Sampath, The Guide and The Painter of Signs. In the study, the terms mythology and philosophies include t just the legends and stories of the ancient texts and the associated philosophies, but a whole corpus of social attitudes these generate.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Chitra Sankaran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. She has published extensively in the field of Indian Fiction in English. Her recent publications in the field include an edited volume on Asia-Pacific Literatures titled Complicities: Connections and Divisions. She is currently working on a volume of essays on Amitav Ghosh.
- Author(s)Chitra Sankaran
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication01/07/2007
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Weight470 g
- Width150 mm
- Height220 mm
- Edition Statement2nd New edition
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