Anglo-Indian Novel- Philip Meadows Taylor
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Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876) is one of the pioneers and major writer of this genre. During his prolonged stay of thirty six years in India in various official capacities, he acquired Indian sensibility which is reflected both in his fictional and non-fictional works. His various themes such as love and marriage, miscegenation, inter relationships etc., have great bearing on the Raj novels of the present day. In his time, Taylor's novels inspired Chilakamarti Lakshmi Narasimham a Telegu novelist of repute - to write Hemalatha Unfortunately, Taylor escaped the notice of the critics of the Anglo-Indian fiction. There is only one full length study of Taylor J. S. Mansukhani's Philip Meadows Taylor A Critical Study (1951) which is now outdated.
The present study goes some way towards filling this gap by making a proper appraisal of Taylor's contribution to Anglo-Indian fiction. It is he who gave the fiction a proper shape and structure. His Seeta became the trendsetter in Anglo Indian fictional tradition.
"Philip Meadows.Taylor Fiction, History, Romance" She has published a book Rabindranath Tagore: A Study of Women Characters in His Novels. Many of her articles on Teaching of English have been published in The Hindu, Madras.
from Mansukhani's Taylor's criticism con to now and then. One may mention Michael article, "The Articulate Hero: Meadows Taylor" (1952), James Simmon's "Philip Meadows Taylor and Anglo-Indian Novel, with check his (1971), Amur's "Meadows Taylor Cultures" (1971) and Lohrli's "Dickens and Taylor" (1981). Besides, has occasionally been considered in sections studies Anglo-Indian fiction. in Bhupal Singh's A Survey of Anglo-Indian (1934), Viswanatham's India English Fiction. more recently Udayon Misra's The Raj Fiction Together these do not anything like satisfactory evaluation of pioneering such Meadows and hence the study him.
book structured into three parts and each part con chapters. Part titled, "Taylor-The Colonial has Chapters and Chapter 1 study and quickly sketches the of Taylor and relation the emerging British attitudes towards during nineteenth century. Chapter examines fictional themes like and Marriage and Inter relationships. themes reflect his dream the cultures East West He is Anglo-Indian writer have attempted theme. such large scale.
A detailed and study of Taylor is made from an Indian point whose varied career India him to understand culture who may said to have acquired almost Indian sensibility. Taylor's response to culture may viewed from point view his alterity,' the experience which is reflected in his writings.
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