Canadian Literature: Recent Essays
Edited by Manorama Trikha
This volume examines the social, political and cultural forces that have contributed to the shaping of a distinct identity of Canadian Literature, and explores the characteristic cadences discernible in some of the major Canadian writers. Of its two sections, the former carries, among others, essays on the making of Canada, the dialectics of centric and eccentric debate on it, and the ethnic variety and cultural pluralism of the land nurtured by its independent as also interdependent society. Against this ambience of ‘disunity as unity,’ the studies of individual authors in the latter section reveal varied ‘angles of vision’ and ‘many lines of sight’ in their works. The volume investigates and testifies how the Canadian Literature imbibes and disseminates sharable human experience and values.


Manorama Trikha, former Professor and Head of the Department of English at C.C.S. University, Meerut, holds a Ph D degree for her research on the poetry of Robert Frost. She has studied at the Universities of Agra, Birmingham and London, and has researched and published extensively, especially on American, British and Indian English Poets. A Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Utah (1992), she has recently visited five major universities in Canada on a Shastri Indo-Canadian fellowship programme. In addition to numerous articles published in scholarly journals, her book-length studies include Robert Frost : Poetry of Clarifications (1983), Shelley: Selected Poems (1987), Canadian Short Stories (1999), Twentieth Century Canadian Poetry (2001) and Robert Frost: An Anthology of Recent criticism (2003).

Contributors : Shyamal Baghchee, Anjali Bhelande, Frank Davey, Sandra Djwa L.D. Gautam, Carole Gerson, Barbara Godard, Sherrill E. Grace, Richard Harrison, Chandra Mohan, William H. New, Barbara H. Pell, Nita P. Ramaiya, M.F. Salat, Sumana Sen-Bagchee, Rosemary Sullivan, Rudy Wiebe.
ISBN 81-85753-05-9           2005           264 pp           Rs.450 (hb)
Convincingly establishes the oft-debated authenticity and distinctiveness of the formidable body of Canadian literature. . . . an elegantly produced volume.
Indian Journal of Canadian Studies