The Waffle of the Toffs: A Sociocultural Critique of Indian Writing in English

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Oxford & IBH, Jan 1, 2000 - Indic literature (English) - 271 pages
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There exist a few histories of Inidan Writing in English (IWE) from Derozio to the present day. But their defining nature and scope have been more or less, a linear narration of authors' work and their times. Quite often the determinants of literary excellence in India are non- literary.

Members of the affluent classes as literateurs here, owe more to their position in society, than to their talent, for their visibility. The fact of the matter is that in the prevailing IVVE scenario, literary criticism is incomplete as a tool.

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