Anglo-Indian Novel- Philip Meadows Taylor

Anglo-Indian Novel- Philip Meadows Taylor

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Book Specification

Item Code: AZE629
Author: M. Sarada
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 1995
ISBN: 8170188288
Pages: 196
Other Details 9.00x6.00
Weight 390 gm

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About the Book
Anglo-Indian fiction, a branch of English Literature strongly marked by Indian local colour, has in recent years inspired a vast body of literature. Several learned monographs have been published evaluating the contribution of various writers to the development of this genre.

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is only one full length study of Taylor J. S. Mansukhani's Philip Meadows Taylor A Critical Study (1951) which is now outdated.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.

About the Author
Dr. M. Sarada is currently Senior Lecturer in English, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed University) - Tirupati (A.P). She took her M.A., Degree from Andra University, Visakhapatnam and M.Phil. from S.V.University, Tirupati. She obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching of English from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad. She was awarded Ph.D. Degree in 1992 by the University of Hyderabad for her dissertation.

"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.

Meadows Taylor (1808-1876) the land development Anglo-Indian fiction, branch of Literature, strongly marked Indian colour. Unfortunately, writer of Anglo-Indian fiction the notice the critics. only one full length Taylor-J.S. Mansukhani's Philip Meadows Taylor: (1951) which now outdated.

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.

Philip Meadows Taylor writer of mean distinction in Anglo-Indian fiction. might debate the claims William Browne Hockley and Taylor for the position major writer this branch fiction, there least doubt that latter was the writer Rudyard write fiction with Indian local colour. had intimate knowledge of and her people a broad sympathy his adopted This fact alone makes Taylor interesting case for studies the Indo-British cultural encounter, for does seem easily into current notions 'subject' exemplifying colonial The paradigm writer who, whatever personal feelings about Orient, nevertheless, ant discourse. The discourse has own laws parameters and an individual 'author' writing works into the author becoming 'subject' and work a 'text.' There much be this kind of view Taylor too can seen part of paradigm. This study of Taylor constantly keeps the paradigm even though does not in totality because assumes Taylor is complex case his relation colonial discourse, that has particular contribution make and that this contribution is qualitatively distinguished.

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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