Myths & Mythology in Salman Rushdie’s Mid Nights Children M.Vanisree Associate Professor, Department of English, S.V Engineering College for Women, Tirupati. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Salman Rushdie is a cosmopolitan and an international writer. He profoundly belongs to different cultures. Both his lineage as well as the country is somewhat disputed. The same reflects in his novels i.e., existential dilemmas of the individual.
Humans have always found love an interesting, uncontrollable phenomenon. We have always written about love in literature. Love is a powerful emotion that induces irrational and illogical acts. It clouds our judgment; we will do anything and everything for our lovers. Love being such a commanding emotion, it inspires novelist, poets, and playwrights to create gripping literary works that will forever be counted as classics.
Writers such as Vladimir Nabokov and William Faulkner, for instance, who themselves have inspired other great writers after their time. It all simply indicates that Shakespeare was the man with the match which lit up to a seemingly never-ending path of amazing writers of literature. His legacy seems to be protected by his readers who further pass on the intellectuality of
Seamus Heaney once referred to the purpose of art as a way to shake us out of our habitual perception of things by making the banal, the everyday unfamiliar. It’s my philosophy that a book or a poem is a beautifully crafted piece of literary art that can be interpreted to ones own accord. Literature is a portrait of its author. To me this is where the true beauty behind literature lies, in ones ability to express themselves through words. English literature and language has been a subject that has gripped me, particularly in recent years.
This ‘magic realism’ not only represents the disturbed post colonial situations of India but also marks their echoes of national consciousness. Novelist like Bapsi Sidhwa, Kamla Markandeya, Anita Desai, Manohar Malgaonkar, Nayantara Sehgal struggled hard to establish a separate identity unlabelled of British or Indian cultures and thus paved way for a new era of Indian English
Thomas Hardy and R.K.Narayan, two eminent regional novelists have done a great job to expose the real life of the public in their period. These novels have gained a good momentum by the readers. Thus these two novelists have become popular by their pen. Hardy in his novel ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ clearly handles three important issues. They are unstable love, misfortunes and social status of England at nineteenth century.
3.1 INTRODUCTION This chapter deals with the leadership and educational ideas of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. First, this chapter seeks to explore the role of his birth, background and education in shaping his personality, the chapter presents a brief profile of the evolution of Pandit Malaviya as a leader, by highlighting how his upbringing in the puritan familial cum social background and his exposure to modern formal education at higher education stage, instilled in him the firm belief in the empowering role of education in the national reconstruction and development of India. Second, it highlights the key role played by him as one of the most important leaders in the freedom struggle, which ultimately led to India’s Independence. Third, the chapter discusses the educational ideas, which Malaviya espoused and put them into practice. Pandit Malaviya was concerned about the condition of contemporary education system and raised the issue of hostility of colonial government toward the education in India.
The Indian English Novel, moreover, has now been widely much-admired all over the world, as it has been successful in carving its own position not only in the world of commonwealth literature but also in the ‘World literature’. Though the origin of Indian literature in English as a whole is necessarily the English education and the introduction of British literature, the Indian English Novel emerged as a necessary product of its own story telling tradition and the tradition of English novel. So, it is considered that one of the most noteworthy gifts of English education to India is prose fiction for though India was probably a fountain head of story-telling, the novel as we know today was an importation from the
A person who was able to read the language, and enjoyed the original may find no translation satisfactory, whereas someone who cannot, is likely to regard readibility in English is the prime requisite. In every branch or various sections of literature- be it fiction, drama, biography, poetry, drama, novels, short stories, literary criticism, Indian literature has a tremendous variety to offer. Nearly every major Indian language has a rich tradition
are very common. Indian English changes all the time, whether one prefer it or not, and irrespective of whether one is aware of this or not. Lexical innovations, fashionable words, idioms & phrases from sports write-ups, adjectives & adverbs from advertisements and internet terminology have brought numerous changes as well. Irrespective innumerable changes the educated strata of India have the belief that English language unites all Indians. It is true that Post – Independence India tried to do away with the English language.