Thursday, 18 January 2018

To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Coming to the novel, much debated in the 20th century, To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woold, we can say one thing with confidence or at least, conviction. The novel is lesser a novel and more a psychological journey into the psyche of humanity - the then humanity which had a grand grip over the thoughts and actions of human beings - dilemma, delusion, indecisiveness, and much more. Woolf has clearly portrayed a picture which is lesser a whole and more a fragment which shows the fragmented human life which was not sure of anything. To The Lighthouse is lesser the light and more the darkness of hopelessness and dismay. A novel, necessary it was then, to show us how meek we were and still continue to be. 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Rise of Hindi and Regional Language Literature in India

The rise of Hindi literature or literature in the local and regional languages of India is certainly a good sign for the lovers of Indian literature. Literature written in English, no doubt, is very important as it directly represents the Indian on a global stage without any decoding needed. However, we cannot deny that there are the talents on Indian streets who don't know English language but they do deserve the highlight and focus as their imagination and power of perception is no way lesser than those who write only in English. In the recent years, we must be happy knowing that the literature in regional languages along with Hindi has gone to a record height. We have more and more authors who are willing to contribute to the culminative outcome of Indian literature in their language. They are getting popular as well as their book is also selling in good numbers. 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Amitav Ghosh & Arundhati Roy - the fiction beyond fiction

Comparing Amitav Ghosh with Arundhati Roy might seem an act of comparing apples with oranges; however, such an analogy gives the readers or the person who is comparing a chance to understand these two authors rather closely. Today, I will be doing the same as I want to take it a little further. I have read the novels written by these two and have found them really subtle and a little awe-inspiring as well. Moreover, what else do you want when you read a novel? A deep fiction, an artful plot and a decisive conclusion - may be that people want something other and few extra miles but I am happy with this things. So, do I get all these in the novels written by Arundhati Roy and Amitav Ghosh? Yes, I do get these things. However, I do get something extra as well and let me tell you what's that and how do these two differ from each other.