INDIAN JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES, Vol. 9 No 1 (June 2009) – INCLUDES MY GEORGE ORWELL / AMITAV GHOSH ESSAY




Now published is Vol. 9 No. 1 (June 2009) of the INDIAN JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES (ISSN 0974-7370), edited by Dr K.V. Dominic of the Centre for English Studies and Research, Newman College, Thodupuzha (Kerala), India. I have the honour of being a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of this journal.

 

This issue is dedicated to the late writer Kamala Das (1934-2009) and has her photo on the cover. The articles span a wide ramge of topics, including: identity and subjectivity in Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh (Prasenjit Das); two texts on the poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra (S.K. Prathap; Satendra Kamar); a phenomenological approach to the novels of R.K. Narayan (Dhananajay Tripathi and Srikrishan Rai); and three pieces on V.S. Naipaul (Rishi Pal Singh; Veena Shukla; and, on ‘The Mystic Masseur’, Madhurima Srivastava).

 

Also included are: an interview by Nilanshu Agarwal with the US-resident Pakistani woman writer Fawzia Afzal-Khan; a number of book reviews, among them one of Nilanshu Agrawal, ed., ‘Discovering Stephen Gill’; and a clutch of poems (inter alia by K.V. Dominic and O.P. Arora) and short stories (one of them a story by Shahed Zahidi, translated from the Bengali by Ahmede Hussain).

 

I am pleased to add that this issue also features (pp. 10-21) my own essay, "Empire, Sense of Place and Cultures in Contact – George Orwell’s ‘Burmese Days’ and Amitav Ghosh’s ‘The Glass Palace’" (cf. entry on this blog for 23 January 2009). This article is also on-line at: http://yatrarollason.info/files/GhoshandOrwellJan09.pdf

 

Dr Dominic may be contacted at: kdominicnewman@gmail.com

 

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