The Political Novels of Milan Kundera and O.V. Vijayan: A Comparative Study
The Book Compares The Fiction Of Milan Kundera And O.V. Vijayan In An Illuminating And Original Manner. Both Kundera And Vijayan Are Concerned With Problems Posed By Societies, Exposed To Totalitarianism. Abuse Of Political Power Was Endemic To Both Post-Stalinist Czechoslovakia And Post-Nehruvian India. The Method Of Juxtaposition Adopted By The Author While Analysing The Novels Of Kundera And Vijayan Leads To Interesting New Cross-Cultural Findings.
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A New Aesthetic of Political Novel
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