Re-discovering Shakespeare: An Indian Scrutiny
By V.Y.Kantak
This volume of essays including the two that were earlier published in the prestigious Shakespeare Survey (Cambridge University Press, U.K.) eloquently testifies to Professor V.Y. Kantak's life-long, scholarly scrutiny into Shakespeare's latencies. Focussed on the core contours of the art of this outstanding British dramatist such as his characteristic comedy and tragedy, his dramatic design and stage image, his men and women, these essays carry the revaluations of several of his major plays. The study makes for a perceptive, concise and jargon-free reading of the Bard on Avon, packed with discerning applications of Western critical canons and Indian poetics.
V.Y. Kantak, former Professor and Head of the Department of English at M.S. University of Baroda, has also been Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond U.S.A. Highly esteemed as a scholar-critic of rare calibre he has represented India at several International Shakespeare Conferences held in the U.K. and the U.S.A. His publications include Perspectives on Indian Literary Culture (Pencraft, 1996) and Endurance: A Droll Saga (Sahitya Akademi, 1998), the latter a translation of Manavini Bhavai by Pannalal Patel. Professor Kantak has published in prestigious international journals; and as a dedicated and inspiring teacher, he has earned the gratitude of a whole generation of students of Literature in India.
ISBN 81-85753-50-4           2006           128pp           Rs.260 (hb)