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By Paul Brians

A contemporary surge of curiosity in South Asian tradition has met with a wealth of exceptional novels through Indian, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan authors. expanding numbers of readers are conscious of and attracted to such writers as Salman Rushdie, Bharati Mukherjee, and Arundati Roy, who frequently look bestseller lists, win prestigious fiction awards, and are additional to recommended school room readings. This e-book is a perfect creation for the scholar, educator, or common reader wishing to discover and get pleasure from the wealthy and sundry worlds of South Asian literature for the 1st time.

Each of the book's 15 chapters introduces readers to an important Indian, Pakistani, or Sri Lankan author. a short biographical historical past makes a speciality of the weather so much proper to the certainty of his or her fiction. A concise assessment of the author's significant works is equipped, whereas the majority of the bankruptcy is dedicated to the explication of a unmarried paintings. serious views are provided, in addition to heritage details permitting readers to view each one paintings as window to South Asian culture.

The works are offered in chronological order, starting with Tagore's 1915 masterpiece Quartet and concluding with the new bestseller The dying of Vishnu (2001) via Manil Suri. whereas each one bankruptcy might be loved by itself, the amount is dependent to track the improvement of post-colonial fiction, situating the works opposed to the old and cultural parts that form them. Works have been chosen for being the main consultant of every author's output, or to provide the works which are probably to be attention-grabbing and available to the uninitiated reader. therefore, brief tales by means of Rushdie and Anita Desai are mentioned rather than than their extra well-known novels.

This booklet provides a stability among ancient and sleek settings, divergent spiritual and political views, a vast collection of authors and settings of geographic variety, and a variety of literary recommendations. Readers of many backgrounds will get pleasure from examining approximately those authors, their works, and the cultural components that make those works so interesting. A word list of international phrases and additional urged readings entire the book.

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