Such a Long Journey is set in (what was then) Bombay against the backdrop of war in the Indian subcontinent and the birth of Bangladesh, telling the story of the peculiar way in which the conflict impinges on the lives of Gustad Noble, an ...
Author: Rohinton Mistry
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Such a Long Journey is set in (what was then) Bombay against the backdrop of war in the Indian subcontinent and the birth of Bangladesh, telling the story of the peculiar way in which the conflict impinges on the lives of Gustad Noble, an ordinary man, and his family. It was the brilliant first novel by one of the most remarkable writers to have emerged from the Indian literary tradition in many years. It was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize, and won the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize.
But God , such a long journey ahead for you and me . Not a question of imagination , but of faith " ( 252 ) – replicate those of Elisabeth in the final sentence of her " Memoir " referred to at the beginning , " This no one can take ...
Rohinton Mistry too , in his novels Such a Long Journey ( 1991 ) and A Fine Balance ( 1995 ) rejects many existing narratives about post - Independence historical happenings and achieves a fusion between fact and fiction .
Author: Manmohan Krishna BhatnagarPublish On: 2002
“ Such a Long Journey The Motif of Change in Rohinton Mistry's Novel . ” Literary Journal ( Stella Maris College , Madras ) 1992-93 : 11-13 . Pandurang , Mala . “ Gustad Noble — The Parenthesis Around His Entire Life , the Sentinels of ...
Author: Manmohan Krishna Bhatnagar
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Indian English Literature Has Established Its Credentials All Over The World. Still Litterateurs In This Stream Have To Be Continuously Appraised And Evaluated And Key Issues Like The Impact Of Multiculturality And The Role Assigned To Women Have To Be Confronted And Analysed Threadbare Not Merely In Theory But Also Through The Elucidation Of Key Texts From This Perspective. The Present Volume Scrutinizes Kamala Markandaya S Corpus As Part Of This General Critical Endeavour.The Volume Comprises Scholarly Studies Of Nectar In A Sieve, Possession, A Handful Of Rice, A Silence Of Desire And Pleasure City, Besides Examining In Depth Kamala Markandaya S Rural Sensibility, The Silent Saga Of Suffering Chronicled In Her Novels, Her Philosophic Vision Of Life, Her Portrayal Of Social Tensions And Her Feminist Poetics, Taking A Holistic View Of Her Writings.An Indispensable Source Of Fresh And Innovative Insight Into The Making Of Markandaya S Craft Of Fiction. A Useful Supplement To The Existing Studies Of Her Novels. An Original Perspective On Life, Society, Values, Gender-Issues And Related Areas For Students, Teachers, Researchers Working In The Fields Of Literary Theory, Fiction Studies, Aesthetics, Culture, Philosophy And The Sociology Of Literature.
The theme of Such A Long Journey revolves around history , politics and the common anxiety of a middle - class man , Gustad Noble . It is also the story of minority community holding on to its historical past and ethical value system in ...
Author: Jaydipsinh Dodiya
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
Category: Indic fiction (English)
Study conducted in Kanchipuram, Dindigul, Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu, India.
In Such a Long Journey and A Fine Balance, the most frequent modality of representing violence and the unequal struggle opposing political forces and ordinary people is the image of “slaughtering the innocents”. Such a Long Journey ...
Author: Om Prakash Dwivedi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Political Science
This book engages with critical issues which create a proper understanding of how identities and belonging are imagined and constructed in postcolonial India. The contributors have examined various texts and movies to discuss the implicit communal nature of postcolonial India. The book attempts to discuss the different ways in which India is badly plagued by communal politics and terrorism, and to offer a cogent alternative for creating a strong solidarity among different communities in India.
Real and imagined citizens: Such a Long Journey 'What kind of life was Sohrab going to look forward to? No future for minorities, with all these fascist Shiv Sena politics and Marathi language nonsense. It was going to be like the black ...
Author: Priyamvada Gopal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides an informed and lively introduction to the Indian novel in English which is now a fixture on the international literary scene. It discusses the work of major writers including Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, RK Narayan, Salman Rushdie, Nayantara Sahgal, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, and Vikram Seth.
a“ from Eliot s journey of the Magi” alludes to the three Zoroastrian priests who traveled all the way from the East ... visually shorter middle epi— graph with its promise of a narrative accounting “a journey and such a long journey” ...
Author: Chetan Deshmane
Category: Literary Criticism
With Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, V.S. Naipaul and Kiran Desai winning prestigious awards for their literary output, Indian English literature has gained a voice of its own. Yet, as most readers of criticism of it agree, there is a dearth of serious examination of its authors and their work. This collection of essays attempts a contrapuntal reading of Indian English literature with what Ranjan Ghosh calls the “infusionist” approach. Since a majority of readers are made to stay away from a branded author or work, this book rejects any categorization such as “postcolonial” or “Commonwealth.” It deals with a wide range of issues—which human beings suffer from all over the world—including those that may not have anything to do with the politicized side of “the postcolonial” or “the Commonwealth.”
Such a Long Journey is also set in a building in Bombay which houses several Parsi families . The backdrop of the novel is provided by the earlynineteen - seventies regime of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi .
Author: Mitali P. Wong
Category: Literary Criticism
This study establishes connections between the themes and methodologies of writers within the South Asian diaspora in the New World, and serves both serious analysts as well as beginning readers of South Asian fiction. It is an impartial study that analyzes the stylistic excellence of South Asian fiction and the clearly emergent motifs of the writers, recognizing the value of the interplay of cultural differences and the need for resolution of those differences. The book begins with a discussion of the works of Indo-Caribbean novelists Samuel Selvon and V.S. Naipaul, author of A House for Mr. Biswas and The Enigma of Arrival, thereby establishing parallels between the immigration patterns of the South Asian diaspora who first emigrated to the Caribbean long before significant numbers of South Asians came to the United States. Next, the fiction of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Heat and Dust), the non-fictional narratives of Ved Mehta (Face to Face), and the satire and social criticism of Bharati Mukherjee (Wife) and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Sister of My Heart) are discussed. New literary voices such as those of Bapsi Sidhwa (An American Brat), Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, whose characters, plots and themes deal with universal human experiences, Akhil Sharma, Manil Suri and Samrat Upadhyay are studied for the new directions and new methods they offer. A sub-genre of young adult fiction is discovered in the novels of Dhan Gopal Mukerji, such as in his Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon, and more recently in the works of Mitali Perkins and Indi Rana. Recent expatriate novelists from South Asia such as Anita Desai, Amitav Chosh, Vikram Chandra and the American editions of Vikram Seth's novels are appraised together with contemporary Indo-Canadian novelists and Indo-Caribbean novelists resident in Canada.
could choose from such a large set of possibilities. The choice could be by chance like in the orientation of the convective roll orientation. It could also be that a true quantum theory of space would reveal that only a small subset is ...
Author: Kai Woehler
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
How This Book Came About This book is, in some sense, the soul, underlying an earlier book that I had written, a book about modern science, which had the title The Search for the Meaning of Space, Time and Matter. The book was written for people with interest in modern science. It had the subtitle Images from Many Travels. The subtitle of that earlier book and the final decision to write it had its origin in a restless wanderlust, which, in the last twenty years, has driven me irresistibly to travel to the most remote places on earth. I traveled into the Arctic, the waters between North Norway and Svalbard, to Tibet over the plateau to the foot of Mount Everest, to North India to the remote monasteries in the Ladakh, along the Silk Road around the Taklimakan Desert into Inner Asia, to Timbuktu at the edge of the Sahara, to the Antarctic, and to the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. These journeys were driven by the urge to somehow grasp the whole world and make it my own. It was the Brahma in me who is creating a world in himself, in his mind. It is Odysseus in me, Faustus, the restless, forever searching until his life dissolves. I had to wander the many roads that all led to the same place, that vastly complex unfolding essence of Being, in all its colors and textures and shapes. I had to go and see this wonderful tapestry of life that is of deep inner beauty, even in its squalor, its suffering and pain and the dirty ugliness that I saw on some of these travels. I had to wander to fully accept all that life is, into myself, to feel at home on the earth. That same kind of yearning had driven me in my youth to discover the mysteries of space, of time, and of matter. After WWII, at age sixteen, I had acquired rudimentary knowledge of Heisenberg’s and Einstein’s attempts to create that all-encompassing unified theory that captures the observed phenomena of space and the world of the elementary building blocks of matter. A sort of obsession to learn all that is known about these things 8 Kai Woehler accompanied me on my journey to study physics, spending some years in Heisenberg’s institute, and eventually, after circuitous routes, teaching physics at a graduate school for military officers at the California coast. The above-mentioned book then is somewhat of an amalgam of these two kinds of journeys during my life. Many dear nonscientist friends took an interest in that book, and I recommended to them to just read the first and the last chapters, which carry more of my personal reflections about our lives in this cosmos. The final impetus to write this separate book, which is in your hands, was the fact that, as an orderly, circumspect person, I had “put my worldly affairs in order” sometime ago under the title “The Kai-X-File,” containing instructions for the executer of my will, in the case of my departure. This file contains a letter, which was to be my farewell letter to my closer friends, to be sent instead of some standard obituary notice. The file contains many other writings, some short, others not so short, reflections about my life, writings, which did not have a good place in that first book, mentioned above. This then led to this book. It is a collection of thoughts, essays, some poems of my own, some other poems that were important to me, some of them German poems, which I have translated into English as I could, some dreams that had great meaning in my life. The above-mentioned farewell letter is now at the very end of this second book. The items in each chapter were collected over a span of time, and there are themes to which I returned often. So there are some duplications of “Kai’s sayings” in this book, but I will leave them as they are and hope you understand. I am somewhat arbitrarily terminating the collection now while I am still here and reasonably coherent, and I will share this collection with you, my friends, when there is a good time for this. And just a