Ecological consciousness in recent Indian English fiction

Batra, Jagdish (2019) Ecological consciousness in recent Indian English fiction. Language in India, 19 (6). pp. 239-251. ISSN 1930-2940

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The spectre of global warming has shaken mankind like never before. Uncontrolled urbanization and industrialization coupled with emissions from vehicles, airconditioners, etc. on the one hand and senseless deforestation and exploitation of natural resources on the other have brought us face to face with a daunting scenario. It is but appropriate that the literary world should take up cudgels and make reading public including the young generation aware of the urgency to take corrective measures. Indian writers, drawing inspiration from the age-old culture of this land, have rightly produced literary works that underline their concern in this regard. My paper explores the domain of Indian English Fiction and critically studies works by eminent authors like Amitav Ghosh, Kiran Desai, Arundhati Roy and some not-so-eminent ones and concludes common concern even as these deal with life in different areas affected by different types of problems and practicing different cultures.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Indian English Literature | Ecology | Global warming | Postcolonial | Postmodernism
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Language and Linguistics
Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Literature and Literary Theory
JGU School/Centre: Office of English & Foreign Languages
Depositing User: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 04:53
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 04:53
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