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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: A New Voice In Indian English Fiction

Authored By: Beena Agarwal

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13:  9789352071173

Year of Publication: 2016

Pages: 224

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 696.50

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About the Book


The present volume entitled Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni : A New Voice in Indian English Fiction is an exclusive study on the fictional art of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, classified in nine chapters. It provided an in-depth analysis of the horizontal and vertical growth and profundity constructed in the different novels of Divakaruni stretching from The Mistress of Spices to One Amazing Thing. It is an investigation of the issues of cultural diversities, socio-psychological burden of cultural displacement, dilemma of existence determining the psyche of immigrants, complexity of man and woman relationship, gender binaries, exotic of Indian cult of art and beauty, the post modern issues like terrorism and environment conservation. The novels The Mistress of Spices, The Vine of Desires, Queen of Dreams, The Palace of Illusions, One Amazing Thing, Arranged Marriage and The Unknown Errors of Our Lives have been appreciated to explore various dimension and experimental efforts in the selection of unconventional narrative strategies.

It is hoped that the present volume will open windows to the complex and challenging narrative art of Divakaruni. It will also help to explore the possibilities of research in the areas of feminist fiction, India diaspora, cultural studies, post-modern speculations and interrogations.



About the Author


Dr. Beena Agarwalworking as an Associate Professor in the Department of English, D.S. College, Aligarh, is an eminent scholar pursuing research in the fields of Indian English drama, feminist studies, Indian Diaspora, dalit literature and post-colonial studies. She produced exclusive studies in the fields entitled Rabindra Nath Tagore: A Thematic Study, Mosaic of the Fictional World of Shashi Deshpande, Women Writes of Indian Diaspora, Dramatic World of Vijay Tendulkar: A Study of Experimentation, Mahesh Dattani’s Plays: A New Horizon in Indian Theatre, Contextualizing Dalit Consciousness, Paradigm Shift in Indian English Literature from Local to Global, Chetan Bhagat: A Seismic Shift in Indian English Literature, Contemporary Indian English Drama: Canons and Commitments, etc. Besides these volumes, dozens of her research papers has been published in the reputed national and international journals. She has been acknowledged in the various faculty positions in the UGC sponsored programmes and has been invited as the resource person for various national and international seminars/conferences.