Authored By: Shashidhar G. Vaidya
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 624||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 1680.00||Price in (USA) $. 134.4|
During the Colonial period with an intention of helping their fellow countrymen the ruling Britons produced a body of writing which coloured their experiences and images of India. The literature produced by the ruling class spread many ideas about this subcontinent among the subjects of England in general and policy makers in particular. The flow of information and ideas led to the genesis of the body of Writing or Literature, which came to be designated as Anglo-Indian Literature. Fiction is the main stream of Anglo-Indian Literature. In the evening of the 19th century, laved in the influence of Rudyard Kipling there appeared a bevy of novelists, as if a school it were. In this line of important women novelists of outstanding merit and achievement Mrs. B.M.Croker occupies a place of her own with dazzling contribution of forty-six works to her credit. Of the forty-six works twenty works deal with India.
This book comprises of seven chapters, which are preceded and followed by an introduction and conclusion respectively. It intends to make an in-depth study of her novels with special reference to the various images of India as they get mirrored in her works.
Dr. Shashidhar G. Vaidya, a native of Sortur, a village in Gadag district of Karnataka. He obtained his M.A. degree from Gulbarga University Gulbarga, and Ph.D. from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He has been on the staff of the Department of English, B.E.Society’s Merchants’ Degree College, Byadgi (affiliated to Karnatak University Dharwad) since 1989. Presently he is serving as Associate Professor of English.
Dr. Shashidhar G. Vaidya writes in English as well as Kannada. His critical articles are published in regional, national as well as international peer reviewed journals. His critical articles have appeared in the books like Indian Novelists in English: Critical Perspectives (Ed: Amar Nath Prasad), Indian Literature in English: New Perspectives (Ed: K. V. Surendran) published by Sarup &Sons New Delhi, El-Dorado: An Anthology of World Literature, (Ed: B. R. Barman), Basvaraj Naikar: Trends and Techniques (Ed: Jayadeep Sarangi, Rohtak), Perspectives on Basavaraj Naikar (Ed: S. P. Singha) published by Authors Press New Delhi etc. He has contributed several short stories and skits to the journals like Triveni (A. P.) The Poetcrit (H. P.) Sankramana, Mayura, Sudha, Taranga, Deccan Herald etc.
He has authored books in English and Kannada. A CriticalMiscellany: Essays in Honour of Dr. Basavaraj Naikar (Prakash Book Depot Bareilly), Garike: Life and Works of Dr. V. K. Gokak, Vinoba Bhave (biography), Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (biography), Kaginele, Bada and Bankapura are the popular ones.
He is a reputed translator too. His contributions to the area include Kanakadasa Ramdhanya Charite, Dallali Mattu Itara Kathegalu and Salmala Mattu Itara Kathegalu. Rcently he has translated Ananda Kanda, a monograph for the Central Sahitya Akademi Delhi and Select Translations from the Marga-I of Dr. M. M. Kalburgi. He has also rendered translation service to Kannada University Hampi (Karnataka) and Karnataka Folklore University Gotagodi (Karnataka) for a short period he worked as the Editorial Associate to the journal Hanate run by the Karnataka Folklore University.
He is an active member of various Literary and Research Associations like Kannada Sahitya Parishattu and NIRIEL (Gulbarga). Presently he is the Member B.O.S of K.L.E’s Lingaraj Autonomous College Belagavi (R.C. University) and executive member of Karnatak Univrsity Academic Forum for English Teachers (KUAFET).
He has delivered several lectures in various institutions and has worked as a resource person and chaired several sessions in National and International Seminars and Conferences.
He is the recipient of Sadashiva Kori Memorial Endowment Award for his short story collection (2014) and Jnana Sanjeevini State Level Award (2018) in recognition of his service in empowering of the poor students of the rural area.
His research interests include criticism Translation studies, Indian English Literature, Anglo-Indian Literature and comparative studies. He has a passion for Philosophy and Folk Arts in general.