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SYNOPSIS: ALLEN GLASGOW

Dr. Hareshwar Roy, Professor of English, Govt.P.G.College Satna, M.P. SOCIO-POLITICAL CONFLICT IN THE MAJOR NOVELS OF ELLEN GLASGOW: A  SEARCH  FOR HAPPINESS A Synopsis submitted to A.P.S.University Rewa for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in English
BY: ABC SUPERVISOR : XYZ DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH GOVT. T.R.S. COLLEGE REW [M. P.]SYNOPSIS[01] Title of Thesis : Socio-Political Conflict in the major Novels of                                               Ellen  Glasgow : A Search for Happiness. [02] Introduction : Giving purpose of Research [ In about 200 words ] : Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow , born in Richmond, Virginia, on 22 nd April 1873, published her first novel,‘The Descendant’, in 1897, when she was 24 years old. With this novel Glasgow began a literary career encompassing 19 novels, a collection of poems, one of stories, and a book of  literary criticism. A popular writer , Glasgow was on the best seller lists five times. In 1942 she received the Pulitzer Prize for…

INDIAN DIASPORA: A BRIEF STUDY

Dr. Hareshwar Roy, Professor of English, Govt.P.G.College Satna, M.P.
In the Indian context, emigration has been a continuous process. It has been taking place for centuries. Indian emigration during the 19th and early 20th centuries was unprecedented. Broadly three distinct patterns of Indian emigration are identifiable during the colonial period: (a)Indentured labour emigration; (b)Kangani and maistry labour emigration, and; (c)Free or Passage emigration. New plantations, industrial and commercial ventures in European colonies created the need for large supplies of labourer. To fulfil the demand for cheap labour the colonial authorities introduced indentured system in India in 1834. Under this system some 1.5 million persons from various parts of the country migrated.             Indenture was a signed contract to work for a given employer for five years. During this period the emigrant was entitled to receive a basic pay, accommodation, food rations and medical facilities. At the end o…

ELLEN GLASGOW

Dr. Hareshwar Roy, Professor of English, Govt.P.G.College Satna, M.P.
Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow, born in Richmond, Virginia, on 22 nd April 1873, published her first novel, The Descendant, in 1897, when she was 24 years old. With this novel Glasgow began a literary career encompassing 19 novels, a collection of poems, one of stories, and a book of literary criticism. A popular writer, Glasgow was on the best seller lists five times. In 1942 she received the Pulitzer Prize for her last published novel, In This Our Life. She established herself as one of the America’s most talented and influential writers. On the day after Glasgow died an editorial tribute in the Richmond Times Dispatch opened by stating, The greatest woman Virginia has produced is dead.” Ellen Glasgow produced ten major novels of enduring literary merit- The Voice of the People (1900), The Deliverance (1904), Virginia (1913), Life and Gabriella (1916), Barren Ground (1925), The Romantic Comedians (1926), They Stoop…

DIASPORA: THE SUBJECT OF ONGOING DEBATE

Dr. Hareshwar Roy, Professor of English, Govt.P.G.College Satna, M.P.
The concept of diaspora has elicited unprecedented interest among academicians and has provoked divergent responses worldwide. How to define diaspora has been the subject of ongoing debate. Safran maintains that diaspora is that segment of people living outside homeland. Docker defines diaspora as “a sense of belonging to more than one history, to more than one time and place, to more than one past and future.”1  Scholars like Brah, Gilroy, Stuart Hall and Phil Cohen are divided in their opinions on the issue of diaspora. Clearly, a working definition of diaspora is in order. Etymologically, the term ‘diaspora’ is derived from the Greek word ‘dia’ and ‘speiro’. ‘Dia’ means ‘through’ and ‘speiro’ means to ‘scatter’. The literal meaning of diaspora is ‘scattering’ or ‘dispersion’. The word ‘diaspora’ has often been used to describe the original dispersion of the Jews in the 6th century B.C. or to refer particularly to t…

THE THEME OF THE WASTE LAND

Dr. Hareshwar Roy, Professor of English, Govt.P.G.College Satna, M.P. INTRODUCTION: T.S. Eliot, author of the WasteLand, has been called the most influential poet of the twentieth Century.He received the Nobel Prize in 1948. He revolutionized the intellectual climate of English poetry. He initiated a new brand of poetry of the city, a poetry essentially cerebral, impersonal, imagistic, urbane, ironic and observational
THEME OF THE WASTELAND: The Waste Land, a compressed epic, is Eliot's most famous poem. It is an allusive and complex poem. It made great impact on the post war generation. It gives voice to the utter despair of modern man. Thus it is a poem of despair par- excellence.The WasteLand, a portrait of modern society, first appeared in 1922 in a periodical named the Criterion.
VIEWS ON THE WASTELAND: About its theme various interpretations and contradictory opinions have been expressed. No two critics agree completely on its meaning. According to F. R. Leavis its theme is &#…

THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS

Dr. Hareshwar Roy, Professor of English, Govt.P.G.College Satna, M.P. INTRODUCTION:            The post - independence Indian English fiction has seen quite a large crop of new and interesting writers. Their works are firmly based on social realism. Writers like Bhavani Bhattacharya, Manohar Malgonkar and Khushwant Singh appeared on the scene in the fifties of the last century. Quite a number of women novelists also emerged. Jhabvala, Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal and Anitha Desai are notable among them. This development has continued ever since and one can discover many new voices. The most striking among them is Kiran Desai. Her second sweeping novel, The Inheritance of Loss won the world's most prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2006. The daughter has won where the mother could not succeed.THEME:            The Inheritance of Loss is much more ambitious than Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard in its spatial breadth and emotional depth. It takes on huge subjects such as morality …

THE CONCEPT OF ANTI HERO

Dr. Hareshwar Roy, Professor of English, Govt.P.G.College Satna, M.P. WHAT IS AN ANTI HERO? Throughout history, storytellers, playwrights and writers of all kinds have woven tales of terrible deeds, tragedies, courage and conquering. In each case the story has a main character. When the main character is deeply flawed, he appears as the anti-hero. Thusan anti herois a protagonist in a dramatic or narrative work. He lacks the traditional heroic virtues as idealism, courage, nobility and magnanimity, honesty and grace. He might be selfish, addicted, corrupt and sullen. He should not be confused with the antagonist or the villain. He has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains. An Anti-hero is always flawed or failed hero. But still that character is the main and popular. Today these characters are very popular among the readers and audience. The reason behind this is that people find these characters closer to reality. The conventional heroes …