09 May 2010
Who's Afraid of Sir Ifor Evans?
A CONCISE HISTORY OF INDIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
edited by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
This is an updated, text-only version of AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF INDIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. It is being published in paperback for the first time.
CHOICE magazine of the USA chose the illustrated version as its OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE OF THE YEAR.
This is what the critics said
‘A delightful journey through Indian writing in English from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the boom in fiction we’re witnessing now.’ Padmini Mongia, Biblio
‘This is the best kind of history . . . it deserves a place on the bookshelves of anyone who has an inquiring mind.’ Nilanjana S. Roy, The Hindu
‘. . . an amazing volume . . . A rigorous book, with a brilliant introduction, this compendium joins K.R. Srinivas Iyengar’s legendary Indian Writing in English.’ P. Venkateswaran, Choice
‘A useful and detailed guide to a varied body of writing.’ Siddhartha Deb, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback / Rs 395 / 460pp / ISBN 81-7824-302-4 / Aug-Sep 2010 / South Asia Rights only / Copublished for the West by Palgrave Macmillan London