Modern South Asian Literature in English, 1st Edition

  • Paul Brians
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0313058253
  • ISBN-13: 9780313058257
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 247 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Introduces significant Indian, Pakistani, or Sri Lankan writers. Includes brief biographical backgrounds, an overview of the author's major works, and the explication of a single work. Critical perspectives are offered, as well as background information enabling readers to view each work as a window to South Asian culture.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Literature as Windows to World Cultures.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Modern South Asian Literature in English.
1: The Fiction of Rabindranath Tagore: Quartet (1915).
2: Raja Rao: Kanthapura (1938).
3: Khushwant Singh: Train to Pakistan (1956).
4: R. K. Narayan: The Guide (1958).
5: Attia Hosain: Sunlight on a Broken Column (1961).
6: Anita Desai: Games at Twilight (1978).
7: Bapsi Sidhwa: Cracking India (1988).
8: Bharati Mukherjee: Jasmine (1989).
9: Salman Rushdie: East, West (1994).
10: Shyam Selvadurai: Funny Boy (1994).
11: Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance (1996).
12: Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things (1997).
13: Michael Ondaatje: Anil's Ghost (2000).
14: Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies (2000).
15: Manil Suri: The Death of Vishnu (2001).
Glossary of Terms.
About the Author.