Author: Basudeb Chakraborti

Neelam Saxena Chandra Emerging as an Important Indian Woman Novelist

Reading Time: 3 minutesBasudeb profiles Neelam Saxena Chandra, an emerging important woman novelist of India, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  Neelam Saxena Chandra is a versatile and prolific writer. She is a bilingual poet, and an Indian woman novelist in English, short story writer both in Hindi and English and a lyricist. She is a winner […]

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Anita Nair, a Journey towards Melliorism: The Better Man to Chain of Custody

Reading Time: 5 minutesBasudeb critiques the novels of Anita Nair, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Shornur at the district of Palakkad, Kerala, is Anita Nair’s birth place. She was born on 26 January 1966. She got her college education in Madras. After obtaining the B.A. degree with Major in English literature she returned to […]

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Is The Inheritance of Loss of Kiran Desai a Panoramic or Intimate Novel?

Reading Time: 5 minutesBasudeb critiques one of the novels of Kiran Desai, exploring the Weltanschauung of the Indian Diaspora novelists, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.    Born in Chandigarh, India, in 1971, Kiran Desai is Anita Desai’s daughter, who holds the Indian Passport and at the same time is a US Green Card holder. She […]

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An Emblem of the Meteoric Emergence of Arundhati Roy as a Novelist

Reading Time: 4 minutesBasudeb profiles Suzanna Arundhati Roy and critiques her novel, The God of Small Things, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Suzanna Arundhati Roy (born on 24 November, 1961, in Shillong, Meghalaya, Winner of Booker Prize in 1997) is a novelist, non-fictional writer, social activist who advocates also different political issues of our country […]

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Feisty, Controversial and Soft Porn Writer Shobha De showcases Multi-dimensional Images of Indian Elitist Women in her Novels

Reading Time: 4 minutesControversial and feisty novelist Shobha De. She wears many hats, a model, magazine editor, wife, mother, columnist, a celebrity in the world of journalism, a commentator on various social issues, a feminist, sometimes a writer of soft porn, a symbol of sex, a delineator of the images of the elitist woman of the contemporary Indian […]

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Novelist Manju Kapur Exposes the Reality of Generation Gap after 1947

Reading Time: 5 minutesBasudeb features Manju Kapur, a post-1947 novelist, an important feminist writer. He critiques her novels, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. One of the most important features of the Indian woman novelists in English after 1947 is that most of them are well exposed to the western culture and civilisation. Though the fact is […]

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Gita Mehta: Exposing the Commodification of the Millennium-old Indian Values by the West

Reading Time: 4 minutesGita Mehta’s fictional writings are a revolt against the Western way of looking at Indian life and culture. An important post-colonial Indian woman writer, she is dogma free to receive and internalise epoch-making ideas of the West. At the same time, she is a staunch votary of India’s millennium old tradition and culture. Basudeb profiles […]

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Shashi Deshpande: An Indian Woman Novelist in Search of a Feminist Identity

Reading Time: 5 minutesShashi Deshpande is a feminist novelist supporting primarily the manifesto of the feminist movement of the early sixties and the late seventies of the last century. Basudeb profiles the contemporary Indian woman novelist, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. In the literary galaxy of the last half of the twentieth century, one of […]

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Some Eclipsed Women Novelists after Indian Independence

Reading Time: 6 minutesBasudeb talks about lesser known women novelists in post-Independent India. He tells us about Shakuntala Shrinagesh, Santa Rama Rau, Vimala Raina, and Muriel Washi, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Under the Banyan tree, other trees cannot grow. The stalwarts like Raja Rao, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K.Narayan, and Khushwant Singh, Chaman Nahal, Bhabani […]

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Nayantara Sahgal: A Novelist of the Indian Corridors of Political Power

Reading Time: 5 minutesBasudeb profiles Nayantara Sahgal, the second daughter of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (sister of Jawaharlal Nehru). An important woman novelist of the 20th century, she penned many political novels too, having seen and experienced it closely. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Nayantara Sahgal was the first Indian woman novelist, who could […]

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