Babu Fictions: Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Novels
by Tabish Khair
Presenting a reading of contemporary Indian fiction in English, using discourse and class divisions in 'Babu-Coolie' terms, this book includes writings of such eminent authors as R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh.
Paperback, 424 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published May 3rd 2001)
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Tabish Khair was born and educated in Bihar, India. He worked in Delhi as a Staff Reporter until his late twenties and is now a professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. Winner of the All India Poetry Prize, his novels have been shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize (Hong Kong), the Hindu Best Fiction Prize and the Crossword Vodafone Literature Awards (India), the Encore Award (UK) and for t...moreMore about Tabish Khair...