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Family Quarrels: Towards a Critisicm of Indian Writing in English is the first critical work that traces the history of the criticism of Indian writing in English in order to demonstrate the development of this literature as, a response to its criticism, and an imitation of western literary trends. In this effort, Family Quarrels, throws an entirely new light on the development of Indian Literature in English. The critical push towards finding a style that was at once both Indian and fashionably au courant compelled Indian writers to innovate stylistically. Both India's political background and sociolinguistic theories such as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis led to such a criticism. Evaluations of previous critical perspectives show where they fail and point to the need for a new interpretive community. A «proper» criticism of Indian literature in English should take into consideration the language contact situation and the writers' context of situation.
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Book Description Peter Lang Publishing, New York Berne Frankfurt am Main, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. New York Berne Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, (1985). First Edition Signed. 8vo. x,209pp, Index, Bibliography. Glazed paper boards, fine condition. From rear cover: "first critical work that traces the history of the criticism of Indian writing in English in order to demonstrate the development of this literature as, a response to its criticism, and an imitation of western literary trends." With signed presentation by the author to Prof Embree on the title page. From the library of Ainslie Embree (1921-2017) with his signature "Embree" on the ffep. He was an American Indologist, historian, and cultural ambassador, a leading scholar of modern Indian history, instrumental in introducing South Asian studies in US college and secondary curricula; he made significant contributions to peace efforts between India and Pakistan as a member of the Kashmir Study Group and the Council on Foreign Relations, and as a consultant to the US diplomatic and intelligence communities (Wikipedia). ISBN 0820401633; American University Studies; 213 pages; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 5227
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