This collection of essays explores the world of Vikram
Seth with critical reading 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.
K.C. Baral, Meenakshi Bharat, Nandini Chandra, Angela
Eyre, Tabish Khair, Priya Kumar, Jon Mee, Angelie Multani,
Mala Pandurang, GJV Prasad, Anjana Sharma, Neelam Srivastava.
GJV Prasad is a poet, novelist, and critic. He teacher
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 writing 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.