Literary Criticism > European > Download, free read

Contemporary English-Language Indian Children's Literature by Michelle Superle download in pdf, ePub, iPad

According to publishing statistics, India ranks third in the list of countries that publish English language books in the world. Despite these differing perspectives, both Indian and diaspora Indian authors forefront girl characters forty-six of the fifty-five authors are women. One of the parameters Superle sets for her study also merits critique. Modern India is fraught with contradictions.

An advocate for scholarship from around the globe, the series recognizes innovation and encourages interdisciplinarity. However, not everything is so bleak. The choice of English as the language of composition in a former British colony is, of course, inherently political.

Enduring Narayan At and come two more titles by R. You are not currently authenticated. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

You are not currently authenticatedEnduring Narayan At

Superle observes that Indian authors emphasize the values of care and cooperation in the interrelationship between self, family, and society. Louis and Webster University in St. Reluctant topics Enquiries from customers for books with good morals are a norm rather than an exception. Even the few who dare go against convention and publish stories without morals and lessons in them, blaze a trail for others to follow.

Girls rarely act independently, let alone rebel. English, a pan-Indian link language, has become an elite bastion, and unfettered access to it a mark of socioeconomic privilege. Dependent on the emancipatory zeal of an attractive, urban, English-speaking protagonist, the disempowered girl is reduced to a token presence.