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Bombay--London--New York - Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare (Hardback)
  • Bombay--London--New York - Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare (Hardback)

Bombay--London--New York - Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare (Hardback)

Hardback 290 Pages / Published: 14/11/2002
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415942102
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm

"[Kumar's] literary criticism is effortless and illuminating....his analysis of the Indian underclass and social unrest is incisive. When Kumar is personal and honest he is most effective. His observations on Naipaul and Rushdie, in particular, are balanced and insightful. Kumar is clearly capable of great narrative."
"This intriguing book illuminates both the writers examined and the act of writing as a means of re-creating the past. Highly recommended for literary collections and all large public and academic libraries."
-"Library Journal, November 15, 2002
...".[a] wilful, engaging book on Indian fiction in English, where it is always clear that there is a relationship between literary journeys and those embarked on in real life, between the flow of words and the movement of people and things, and between the reader's act of finding the literary centre and the writer's task of illuminating the periphery."
-"Times Literary Supplement
""Bombay-London-New York is a riveting book. Kumar's passion for his subject matter is infectious. But he is doing much more than simply providing illuminating insights into Indian cultural life in the West. He is showing a way forward for cultural criticism, with the critic as an insightful storyteller. It is the wave of the future."
"Kumar is a skilled storyteller. He manages to pull the different strands of his narrative - the autobiography, the anxieties of the writer in exile, the evolution of indigenous varieties of Indianness in London and New York - with considerable success. His prose is always elegant, his ideas always pulsate with energy and his humanity shines through everypage."

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