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1974

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Tradition And Chance In The Indo-Anglican Novels Of The Post-Independence Era, Margaret Lindley Koch Dec 1974

Tradition And Chance In The Indo-Anglican Novels Of The Post-Independence Era, Margaret Lindley Koch

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The theme of the conflict of old and new, tradition and modernity, east and west in contemporary India has been a major concern of many Indo-Anglican novelists of the post-independence era. This study focuses on the reactions of various authors to this theme, as expressed by their treatment of it in the novels.

Four particular aspects of the theme which are explored in the novels, the fate of the family, economic upheaval, a questioning of religion, and the impact of the conflict on the individual person are discussed.

Three reactions to the tension facing contemporary India are expressed by the ...