It is my pleasure to announce the publication of the anthology
Volná, Ludmila, Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal and Murari Prasad. Children of Midnight: Contemporary Indian Novel in English. New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2012.
The volume examines the emergence of a whole new range of trends and tropes triggered in Indian English Fiction with the advent and phenomenal success of Rushdie's Midnight's Children. It explores how this fiction negotiates the concerns about language, diaspora, feminism and other major contemporary issues, and foregrounds the heterogeneity and indeterminacy of things. Equally does it critique the assumptions about nation, history, facets of identity and culture, often enough not in sequential representational modes but in complex, non-linear narratology. Finally, the study problematizes how this fiction holds 'a conversation with the world' through the portrayal of a post-colonial, post-modernist India.
Wing Yi Chan
Ana Garcia Arroyo
Maria Elena Martos Hueso
In case of interest, the anthology can be ordered at Pencraft International, Sales Offices, 4262/3, IInd Floor, Ansari Road,
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