Authored By: K. Damodar Rao
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 350||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 696.50||Price in (USA) $. 55.72|
This anthology brings together scholarly voices in a mosaic of perspectives that explore wide ranging areas in English language and literature. As such, the scope and range of articles included are multi-dimensional. The collection offers refreshingly fresh, original perspectives by eminent scholars and teachers. One common feature that seams the collection is its argumentative tone in presenting ideas that is felt throughout. The language part includes interesting themes like the case for a good dictionary, importance of soft skills, note on presentation skills, synchronous communications, ESL for adivasis, legal English and advertising register. The literature part presents a variegated gamut, films and literature, gender studies, and analyses of works of Golding, Adrienne Rich, Anand, Malgonkar, Rushdie, Shashi Deshpande, Mahasweta Devi and Ngugiwa Thiong’o. A rich, veritable content that invites attention of those actively involved in scholarly pursuits.
K. Damodar Rao is Head, Department of English, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana. He has published fourteen books of translation and criticism, and forty four articles in areas of Postcolonial Studies and Indian Fiction in English. He published his pioneering critical work, The Novels of Aye Kwei Armah in 1993. He has translated extensively from Telugu into English. His recent translated works and anthologies includeScent of the Soil: Selections from Telangana Kavitha 2006-2010. Ed (2011), Flames and the Man (Sahitya Akademi, 2012) Ode to Frontline Formations: An Anthology of Telangana Movement Poetry 2000-2011 Ed (2013), Ocean is My Name in 2014. He has won a prize in Literary Translation Contest organized by the central Sahitya Akademi on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee (1957-2007) of its bi-monthly, Indian Literature. Along with two of his colleagues, he has edited an anthology of essays Postcolonial Theory and Literature published in 2003. He had been the Associate Editor of the Kakatiya Journal of English Studies for nine volumes. He is jointly working on three edited anthologies, Postcolonial Indian English Fiction, Multiculturalism in Indian Tradition and Literature and Bhakti Movement and Literature: Re-forming a Tradition.