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A Compendium of Literature in English, written in the United Kingdom, the Continent, America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the West Indies, South Asia and other countries of the Commonwealth.
• Critical introduction to all important authors and texts in all essential details-- thematic as well as stylistic.
• Indispensable historical, sociological, cultural, literary and critical information to facilitate a comprehensive, comparative and dialoguic discourse.
• A ready compilation of texts from different literary streams, suitable for comparative study.
• An invaluable supplement to conventional studies of English, American or Commonwealth Literature.
• An asset of incalculable worth for students, teachers, researchers and scholars.
DR. MANMOHAN K. BHATNAGAR is Professor, Department of English, M.D. University, Rohtak (Haryana), India. A distinguished scholar and a veteran teacher of more than two decades' standing, he has been Chairman, Department of English, M.D. University, Rohtak and also Chairman, State Inter-University Common Syllabi Committee in English of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and M.D. University, Rohtak
Having been selected for the prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, Professor Bhatnagar has been a U.G.C.-empanelled Resource Person and part of the Guest Faculty at a number of U.G.C-sponsored Refresher Courses for College Lecturers. He has also chaired individual sessions at national seminars. He has been a U.G.C. Fellow at Panjab University, Chandigarh and a U.G.C. Research Associate at University of Poona, Poona. Currently, he is engaged in working as Principal Investigator in a Major U.G.C. Project on Indian English Fiction.
Professor Bhatnagar's publications include, besides a number of research articles in prestigious journals in India and abroad, Political Consciousness in Indian English Writing, Perspectives and The Fiction of Nayantara Sahgal. His areas of interest are : Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, Commonwealth and Indian English Literature and Third World Fiction.