Book Announcement: Constructing a New Canon of Post-1980s Indian English Fiction

Constructing a New Canon of Post-1980s Indian English Fiction now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp205, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Constructing a New Canon of Post-1980s Indian English Fiction by Sahdev Luhar and Madhurita Choudhary.

In the sphere of Indian English literature, Indian English fiction after the end of the 1980s has emerged as a new “canon”. This book looks into the process of literary canon formation in Indian universities, and examines such fiction as an alternative literary canon and as an anti-imperialistic response to the British literary canon. The book ascertains the anti-imperialistic design involved in forming the canon of post-1980 Indian English fiction, examines the gradual emerging trends in such fiction, and discerns the role of language, culture, and native ethos in the formation of a canon. It also differentiates post-1980s Indian English fiction from British fiction, bhasa fiction, and even from pre-1980s Indian English fiction.

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About the Authors

Sahdev Luhar teaches at College of Agriculture at Anand Agricultural University, Vaso, Gujarat, India. He has authored two monographs and several research articles. His areas of interest are cultural studies, narrative studies, and contemporary Indian English.

Professor Madhurita Choudhary teaches at Department of English at the Faculty of Arts of the M S University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. During her teaching career, she has taught a wide range of courses concerning English studies, and has authored numerous research articles for literary journals of national and international repute. She is considered an authoritative voice in the fields of American poetry, American fiction, Indian writing in English, gender studies, and English studies.


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