Vikram Seth
An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Edited by: GJV Prasad
ISBN: 81-85753-61-X
Year of Pub: 2004
Price: Rs.400

Description: 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.

Contributors: 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.

Editor: 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.