ISBN 9788126917594,Canons of Children's Literature (Volume - 2)

Canons of Children's Literature (Volume - 2)


Sunita Sinha


Atlantic Books



Atlantic Books

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788126917594

ISBN-10 8126917598


Number of Pages 248 Pages
Language (English)


Concurrent with increasing scholarly attention towards children's literature, Canons of Children's Literature, (Vol. II) explores an emerging body of literature that has thus far garnered little serious critical attention. The book critically examines how children's writers have positioned children as powerful participants in the project of enabling positive social transformation and argues that those children's texts are crucially implicated in shaping the values of their readers.

The authors explore the fashions in which children's texts respond to social change and global politics, giving shape to children's perceived anxieties and desires. Deliberately concise, the book offers succinct yet beautifully written discussions that reflect the tone and feel of children's books. Featuring discussions of the latest works of children's literature, the text showcases the growing importance of young adult literature and has paid careful attention to the diversity in children's literature which will equip both the scholars and students of English literature with dynamic new responses on this 'brave new literature.'

About the Author
A gold medallist from Patna University, Bihar, Sunita Sinha has been teaching as an Associate Professor in English in Women's College, Samastipur, L.N. Mithila University, Bihar. She has authored two books: Graham Greene: A Study of His Major Novels and Post Colonial Women Writers: New Perspectives. Her editorial ventures include ten anthologies: (1) New Urges in Post Colonial Literature: Widening Horizons; (2) Reconceiving Postcolonialism: Visions and Revisions; (3) Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions; (4) Critical Responses to Kiran Desai; (5) New Perspectives in British Literature (Vol. I & II); (6) Indian Booker Prize Winners, (Vol. I & II); and (7) Modern Literary Theories: New Perspectives, (Vol. I & II).

She has participated in many national and international seminars and conferences, chaired sessions at various seminars and has written many scholarly papers which have been published in various national and international journals. Her areas of interest are British, Indian, Australian and Canadian literature. She is the Honorary Editor/Director for Bihar, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd. She is the Assistant Editor of The Atlantic Critical Review and the Editor of The Atlantic Review of Feminist Literature.

Table of Contents
1. Children's Literature of Bengal-Bhaskar Roy Barman
2. The Psychological Angle in Children's Literature: The Child, Her Mind and the Writer-Ramendra Kumar
3. Stimulating the Uninitiated: R.K. Narayan's Shorter Fiction for Children-Reena Mitra
4. Odd and Contrary Lands in Children's Literature: A Study of Wonderland and Neverland-Joyashri Choudhury
5. Children's Fantasy and Animal Kingdom: A Critical Appraisal of Ruskin Bond's Too Much Trouble-Beena Agarwal
6. Political Satire and Irony in The Adventures of Tintin-Arpita Chattaraj (Mukhopadhyay)
7. Satyajit Ray's "Feluda": The Children's Immortal Fictional Sleuth of all Epoch-Soumen Mukherjee
8. Violence and Conflict: Negation of Childhood in Popular Fairy Tales-Shampa Ghosh
9. The Political Allegory in Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories: A Post-Colonial Analysis-Gulrez Roshan Rehman
10. Molly Moon--A Mesmerising Tale of Wish Fulfilment-Saloni Prasad (Mrs Kumar)
11. The Cinderella Metaphor-Ishmeet Kaur
12. Wardrobe Warriors Errant, Enamoured: Mazes and Tropes Across the Narnian Wonderland-Anirban Gupta
13. Children's Literature--Myths and Folk Tales-N. Sharada Iyer
14. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series: A Revolutionary Attempt in Children's Literature-Anju Bala Agrawal
15. Delineating the 'Heritage of Childhood' in Ruskin Bond's Short Stories-Norah Nivedita Shaw
16. Voice of the Child and Gender Identity in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre-Vandana Singh
17. Greek Prose for Children: Modern Trends Relating to 'Ecological' Topics-Yiannis S. Papadatos
18. Gustatory Delights and the World of Enid Blyton-Madhu Shalini