Vikram Seth:An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Edited by  GJV Prasad

This collection of essays explores the world of Vikram Seth with critical readings of his major works. Seth’s position in the pantheon of Indian English writing, his poetic craft, his responses to contemporary codes of relationships, his notations as a postcolonial writer living in and writing about various countries, and his politics are all examined closely by the scholars who have contributed to this volume. They engage with his works from various critical and ideological positions, from the aesthetic to the postcolonial to the ecological. The aim of the dozen chapters in this collection is to open various windows into Seth’s world to enhance the reader’s understanding and appreciation of the work of this highly talented and most accessible writer.

GJV Prasad is a poet, novelist, and critic. He teaches English Literature at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has published widely on Indian English Literature and on contemporary world theatre. His research interests also include Translation Studies, Indian Literatures, and Australian Literature. His academic publications include Continuities in Indian English Poetry: nation language form, and an edited volume: The Lost Temper: Essays on John Osborne’s ‘ Look Back in Anger’ (forthcoming). His creative writings include A Clean Breast (1993) and In Delhi without a Visa (1996). He has also co-edited a collection of short stories from Indian languages, Imaging the Other.

Contributors : Angela Eyre, Angelie Multani, Anjana Sharma, Mala Pandurang, Meenakshi Bharat, Jon Mee, K.C. Baral, Nandini Chandra, Neelam Srivastava, Priya Kumar, Tabish Khair.

ISBN 81-85753-61-X           2004           192 pp           Rs.550 (hb)
The essays are mostly original and the academic formulations are free from jargon … stimulate further questions about one of the most successful writers that India has produced – successful but non- aligned.
Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi