ISBN 9789384052621,Reading New India: Post-Millennial Indian Fiction in English

Reading New India: Post-Millennial Indian Fiction in English



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789384052621

ISBN-10 9384052620


Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)


Reading New India is an insightful exploration of contemporary Indian writing in English. Exploring the work of such writers as Aravind Adiga (author of the Man-Booker Prize winning White Tiger), Usha K.R. and Taseer, the book looks at how the 'new' India has been recreated and defined in an English Language literature that is now reaching a global audience. The book describes how Indian fiction has moved beyond notions of 'postcolonial' writing to reflect an increasingly confident and diverse cultures.Reading New India covers such topics as: .Representations of the city - from Mumbai to Calcutta .Young India - from Chick Lit to Blog Novels .Genre fiction - crime novels, science fiction and fantasy .Bollywood adaptations and Graphic Novels. Including a chronological time-line of major social, cultural and political reforms, biographies of the major authors covered, further reading and a glossary of Hindi terms, this book is an essential guide for students of contemporary world literature and postcolonial writing.