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Release of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Revolution 2020’

October 13, 2011

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Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat’s much talked about book ‘Revolution 2020’, his fifth one, was released in New Delhi on 8 October, 2011 by Yuvraj Singh, the cricketer. On the release Yuvraj jokingly related the title of the book to the concept of 20:20 cricket. Calling Yuvraj Singh for the book release was a nice publicity […]

Kamala Das’ THE RAIN

May 31, 2010

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Rain The Rain We left that old ungainly house When my dog died there, after The burial, after the rose Flowered twice, pulling it by its Roots and carting it with our books,Clothes and chairs in a hurry. We live in a new house now, And, the roofs do not leak, but, when It rains […]

Historical Background of Indian Writing in English

July 22, 2009

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When under the foreign rule, every aspect of life in India was influenced by the British dominion – be it political, economic, social or cultural. Inspite of all other things the introduction of English language has been t he most enduring influences. The issue of language arose because of necessity of communication between the natives […]

Tagore and his ‘Gitanjali’

February 24, 2008

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Rabindra Nath Tagore (1861 – 1941), the celebrated poet, story writer and dramatist was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 (in the words of the Nobel Prize Committee) “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English […]

Rohinton Mistry’s ‘A Fine Balance’

August 21, 2007

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I just finished reading Rohinton Mistry’s ‘A Fine Balance’. I have here attempted to present my views about the novel. It is a heart-rending account of the suffering of the poor at the hands of the so-called upper-caste people and those who had the power. The condition of the slum-dwellers is pitiable – the conditions […]

Feeling of Alienation in ‘The Namesake’

August 3, 2007

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Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Namesake’ is a story of Indian immigrants in the United States the effect the immigration has on their offsprings. There is a feeling of alienation, a feeling of being lonely in the crowd all through the novel. Only once does Ashima Ganguli, Gogol mother, feel attached to America because of the memories […]

Child Psychology in ‘The Namesake’

August 1, 2007

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Jhumpa Lahiri, the celebrated author of ‘The Interpretor of Maladies'(a collection of short stories) also penned down the Pulitzer Prize winner ‘The Namesake’. The theme of cultural alienation dominates the whole novel. But what I am going to discuss here is the psychological insights provided into the working of a child’s mind by the author. […]