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The Midnight’s Grandchildren

Subtitle: Articulating the Postmodern Spirit in English Fiction of India

Authored By: Varsha Singh

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352075997

Year of Publication: 2017

Pages: 116

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 420.00

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A significant and meaningful addition to the present research on postmodernism and contemporary writers like Amit Chaudhuri and Tabish Khair! Simple, cogent and amicably written, this book has a great take on its subject. A must read on your list! Way to go, Varsha!

- Dr. Poonam Sahay, Associate Professor, University of Ranchi



About the Book


The phrase, Midnight's Grandchildren, strikes back as an echo of Salman Rushdie's widely acclaimed novel Midnight's Children, published in 1980, with its title referring to the speech of nation's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Emulating the same, therefore, the post-independence generation was regarded as the midnight's children, thereafter, making their descendants the grandchildren of midnight, hence, The Midnight's Grandchildren.

This work attempts for a critical understanding towards the new waves brought by the era of Midnight's Grandchildren in the field of literature, specifically through English fiction of India and more specifically via the much debated 'ism' of last two decades, Postmodernism.

The implementation methodology of this work is an interfusion of deductive and inductive inferences drawn on the basis of the requirements of this research.

The primary texts chosen for this project are-Pankaj Mishra's The Romantics, Amit Chaudhuri's The Immortals and Tabish Khair's The Thing About Thugs.

About the Author


Varsha Singh (M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D.) is an Independent Researcher, Poet, Translator and Editor from Jharkhand. She studied English Literature atVinoba Bhave University, Jharkhand and Indian School of Mines, (now IIT-Dhanbad) Jharkhand. Her published books include Deluges: A collection of poems, 2014, (Authorspress), Unbangled and other Poems, 2015, (Authorspress) and Bhor-A Collection of Hindi Poems, 2016 (Authorspress). She has been widely featured in several journals, books and magazines for her research articles and poems.