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The Singular Self : Essays On Indian Autobiographies

Meena Sodhi

ISBN 10: 8183567258 / ISBN 13: 9788183567251
Published by Discovery Publishing, 2011
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Contents 1 Autobiography A Re-creation of the Self 2 Autobiography An Agency of Man and His Self 3 De-Marginalising Autobiographical Writing 4 Indian Autobiography in English 5 Autobiographies by Indian Women Writers in EnglishThe urge to revel ones self is primeval and ever since Augustine wrote his Confessions this impulse has manifested itself in many forms of writings An Autobiography is the story of ones life written by him In the process of creating the writer himself is re-created An autobiography is like a mirror a reflection of the persons self which through writing answers the vital question How did I become what I am Thus it is a voyage of self-discoveryThe book deals with many such issues and gives an extensive and critical account of the theory and practices of autobiography in India The desire for self-revelation has made many Indians turn to this genre of literature The form has been fashioned and indigenised by the Indian turn to this genre of literature The form has been fashioned and indigenised by the Indian writers particularly those who have been familiar with English Literature The autobiography is no longer an alien and marginalized form to the Indian mind It has fascinated the contemporary readers too who are curious to know about the private lives of various people who can also become role models Most the important life-writings have been critically analysed and discussed in this book 296 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 94676

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Publisher: Discovery Publishing

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