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India in R. P. Jhabvala’s Novels



“A piecemeal analysis of the image of India through the eyes of a Westerner ……. reflecting the social, cultural and domestic aspects of India ……. captivating and holding the reader’s attention till the last page ……. a very useful addition to Indian Fiction in English.”

– Prof. (Dr.) Nagraj G. Holeyannavar,
University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot (Karnataka)

1. Indian Writing in English and Indo-English Fiction
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Indian Writing in English : A Brief Review
1.3. Women Novelists after 1930s and their Contribution to Indo-English Fiction
1.4. The Place of R. P. Jhabvala as a Modern and Post-modern Woman Novelist in Indo-English Fiction
1.5. Conclusion

2. R. P. Jhabvala’s Making As a Novelist 
2.1. Introduction
2.2. The Biographical Sketch of the Novelist
2.3. Jhabvala’s Arrival to India
2.4. Three Phases in Jhabvala’s Literary Career and Principal Thematic Concerns
2.5. Conclusion

3. The Early Novels of Jhabvala and Her Role as a Westerner
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Thematic Development in the First Phase : All-inclusive Acceptance of Everything Indian
3.3. Jhabvala’s Criticism of Various Indian Aspects
3.4. Conclusion

4. The Later Novels of Jhabvala and the East-West Confrontation
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Thematic Development in the Second Phase
4.3. Jhabvala’s Intense and Stringent Criticism of India
4.4. Conclusion

5. Conclusion 
 Bibliography
 Index


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