Hunt Bangle Chameleon : Selected Short Stories of U R Anantha Murthy.
|Author||ANANTHA MURTHY U.R. PROF|
|Publisher||PRISM BOOKS PVT LTD|
U.R. Ananthamurthy, as one of the major literary figures from the third world, is profoundly important, for his fiction challenges the stereotypes that standard literary criticism/theory (post-colonial theory in particular) has been disseminating, very specifically in the academic world, for several decades now. It is essential to situate Ananthamurthyin the post-colonial context and react his fiction as representative of the finest dimensions of third world creativity That defies simplistic and recluctionist classifications as far as non-western cultural realities are concerned. The ten stories in this anthology cover nearly six decades of his imaginative explorations and, more significantly, bring one face to face with the remarkable range of his creativity. The stories also bring the reader to confront the major issues That India, as a nation, a society and a culture, has dealt with during these decades. In addition, the stories create spaces for new theoretical questions to be raised that have the potential to alter many of our established ideas of literature and society.