Title

'Tributes or Travesties? Recent reworkings of classics great and small'

RIS ID

80353

Publication Details

Sharrad, P. (2013). 'Tributes or Travesties? Recent reworkings of classics great and small'. In K. Sen and R. Roy (Eds.), Writing India Anew: Indian English Fiction 2000-2010 (pp. 95-109). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Abstract

Suggests two traditions in Indian English fiction: social realist and magic realist. Examines mostly the latter in Devdutt Pattanaik's reworking of an episode from The Mahabharata in 'The Pregnant King' and Kalyan Ray's parodic mix of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' and 'Midsummer Night's Dream' in 'Eastwords'. Also looks at Tabish Khair's 'subaltern' retelling of Meadows Taylor in 'The Thing about Thugs'.

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