Writing India Anew: Indian English Fiction 2000-2010
In this pioneering volume, emerging trends in Indian English fiction in the first decade of the twenty-first century are assessed by leading theorists and scholars such as Bill Ashcroft and practitioners of new genres like Rimi B. Chatterjee, a noted writer of science fiction. India, they assert, is being written anew through a body of work so varied and vibrant that they can no longer be dismissed as derivative or dispossessed, or as mere post colonial “writing back” or compensatory national allegory. The fifteen essays debate all these categories afresh in the light of a corpus of writing that has consolidated the claims of Indian English fiction to be a major component of contemporary Anglophone literature.
Krishna Sen is Professor and former Head of the Department of English, University of Calcutta, and a founding member of the University’s Women’s Research Centre.
Rituparna Roy is an independent scholar. She has previously been lecturer in English Literature at Basantivedi College, Kolkata and Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden.