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Nergis Dalal Bibliography Format

Sadiq, Zeeba, 1962-
38 Bahadurabad
London : Faber and Faber, 1996
132 p. 22 cm

Amrita Pritam, 1919-2005.
49 days : a novel
Delhi : Chanakya Publications, 1981
142 p. 23 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
A backward place
New York, Norton [1965]
255 p. 22 cm

Asapurna Debi, 1909-1995.
A bouquet of modern short stories
New Delhi : Pankaj Publications, 1978
72 p. 19 cm

Daniels-Ramanujan, Molly, 1932-
A city of children and other stories
Delhi : Chanakya Publications, 1986
183 p. 22 cm

Gopal, N. R. (N. Raj), 1964-
A critical study of the novels of Anita Desai
New Delhi : Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, c1995
xi, 117 p. 23 cm

Kamala Surayya, 1934-
A doll for the child prostitute
New Delhi : India Paperbacks, 1977
104 p. (p. 101-104 advertisements) 18 cm

Mukerjea, Brinda
A fizzle yield
Calcutta : Writers Workshop New York, N.Y. : Agents in U.S.A., Jean Johnson, 1991
296 p. 23 cm

Jaina, Sunita, 1941-
A girl of her age
Delhi : Atma Ram and Sons, 2000
xi, 106 p. 22 cm

Gokhale, Namita, 1956-
A Himalayan love story
New Delhi : Alka Paperbacks, c1996
188 p. 22 cm

Langley, Lee
A house in Pondicherry
London : Heinemann, 1995
275 p. 23 cm

Nimbkar, Jai
A joint venture
Phaltan, India : Jai Nimbkar, 1988
147 p. 19 cm

Sengupta, Ratna, 1934-
A lifelong affair
Calcutta : Writers Workshop, c1987
68 p. 23 cm

Amrita Pritam, 1919-2005.
A line in water
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann Publishers (India), 1975
141 p. 22 cm

Deshpande, Shashi
A matter of time
New Delhi : Penguin Books, c1996
246 p. 21 cm

Hartley, L. P. (Leslie Poles), 1895-1972
A perfect woman
London, Hamish Hamilton [1955]
333 p. 19 cm

Varma, Mahadevi, 1907-1987
A pilgrimage to the Himalayas and other silhouettes from memory
New Delhi : Rupa and Co., 2002
173 p. 20 cm

Lakshmi, C. S
A purple sea : short stories by Ambai
New Delhi : Affiliated East-West Press, c1992
xii, 223 p. 23 cm

Mehta, Gita
A river Sutra
New York, N.Y. : N.A. Talese, 1993
291 p. 20 cm

Goswami, Mamani Rayachama, 1942-
A saga of South Kamrup : English translation of the Assamese novel Une khowa howda
New Delhi : Sahitya Akademi, 1993
316 p. 22 cm

Sengupta, Kamalini
A seasoned couple
New Delhi : Rupa and Co., 1994
245 p. 20 cm

Karodia, Farida
A shattering of silence
Oxford [England] Portsmouth, N.H., USA : Heinemann, 1993
216 p. 20 cm

Markandaya, Kamala, 1924-
A silence of desire
New York, John Day Co. [1960]
253 p. 21 cm

Amrita Pritam, 1919-2005.
A slice of life : selected works
New Delhi : Vikas Pub. House, c1990
282 p. : port. 23 cm

Amrita Pritam, 1919-2005.
A statement of agony
New Delhi : Vision Books, 1979
171 p. 19 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
A stronger climate; 9 stories
New York, Norton [1968]
214 p. 22 cm

Sahgal, Nayantara, 1927-
A time to be happy
New York, Knopf, 1958
277 p. 22 cm

Garg, Mridula, 1938-
A touch of sun
New Delhi : National, 1982
159 p. 23 cm

Nirmala Aravind, 1957-
A video, a fridge, and a bride
New Delhi : Rupa, 1995
265 p. 21 cm

Wijenaike, Punyakante, 1933-
A way of life
Nugegoda : Deepanee, 1987
113 p. : ill. 19 cm

Randhawa, Ravinder
A wicked old woman
London : Women's Press, 1987
207 p. 19 cm

Jaina, Sunita, 1941-
A woman is dead : stories
Calcutta : Writers Workshop, [1980]
73 p. 22 cm

Qurratulain Haidar, 1927-
A woman's life : a novel
New Delhi : Chetana Publications, 1979
96 p. 22 cm

Vyas, Mridula Mitra
A wounded tigress
Calgary : Bayeux, 1996
210p

Karodia, Farida
Against an African sky and other stories
Toronto : TSAR, 1997
178 p. 21 cm

Setha, Raji, 1935-
Against myself and other stories
New Delhi : Rupa and Co., 1993
xiv, 82 p. 21 cm

Saksena, Bina, 1935-
Agnibhrata, the reluctant god : a novel
Calcutta, India : Writers Workshop, c1989
416 p. 23 cm

Arasanayagam, Jean
All is burning
New Delhi, India New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1995
417 p. 21 cm

Chatterjee, Vera
All this is ended : the life and times of H. H. the Begum Sumroo of Sardhana
New Delhi : Vikas, c1979
vii, 201 p. 19 cm

Abhayaratne, Manel
All this is mine too
Colombo : Lake House Investments, 1982
38 p. 20 cm

Kamala Surayya, 1934-
Alphabet of lust
New Delhi : Orient Paperbacks, 1977, c1976
147 p. 18 cm

Raina, Vimala
Ambapali
New York, Asia Pub. House [1963, c1962]
439 p

Wijesuriya, Usula P
Ambergris
Dehiwala : Sridevi Printers, 1991
122 p. 20 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
Amrita, a novel
New York, W. W. Norton [1956, c1955]
283 p. 22 cm

Wijenaike, Punyakante, 1933-
Amulet
[Nugegoda?] : Punyakante Wijenaike, 1994
172 p. 20 cm

Sidhwa, Bapsi
An American brat
Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 1993
317 p. 23 cm

Paintala, Vina
An autumn leaf
Delhi : Hind Pocket Books, 1976
160 p. 19 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
An experience of India
New York, Norton [1972]
220 p. 22 cm

Rao, Malathi
And in Banares flows the Ganga : a collection of short stories
Delhi, India : Academic Foundation, c1993
160 p. 23 cm

Mehta, Dina
And some take a lover
Calcutta : Rupa and Co., 1992
317 p. 21 cm

Syal, Meera
Anita and me
New Delhi : Indus, 1996
328 p. 21 cm

Sharma, R. S. (Radhe Shyam), 1939-
Anita Desai
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann, 1981
175 p. 19 cm

Belliappa, Meena
Anita Desai : a study of her fiction
Calcutta: Writer's Workshop, c1971
52 p. 23 cm

Indira Sivanna
Anita Desai as an artist : a study in image and symbol
New Delhi : Creative Books, 1994
213 p. 23 cm

Solanki, Mrinalini
Anita Desai's fiction : patterns of survival strategies
Delhi : Kanishka Pub. House, 1992
vii, 220 p. 23 cm

Barnabas, Sarala
Anjolie : a novel
Calcutta, India : Writers Workshop, c1993
256 p. 23 cm

Siriwardhana, Eileen, 1928-
Another dawn was breaking
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka : Perali Publishers, 1990
181 p. 19 cm

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-
Arranged marriage : stories
New York : Anchor Books, 1995
307 p. 22 cm

Sreenivasan, Jyotsna
Aruna's journeys
St. Louis, MO : Smooth Stone Press, c1997
133 p. : ill. 22 cm

Satthianadhan, Ranee
As silent as light and other stories
[Madras] Christian Literature Society [1973]
91 p. 19 cm

Chatterjee, Margaret, 1925-
At the homeopath's and other stories
[Calcutta] A Writers Workshop publication [c1973]
87 p. 22 cm

Deshmukh, Sharda, 1929-
Atlantis! Atlantis!
Bombay : Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, 1987
117 p. 19 cm

Naqvi, Tahira
Attar of roses and other stories of Pakistan
Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1997
v, 145 p. 24 cm

Mahasveta Debi, 1926-
Bashai Tudu
Calcutta : Thema, 1990
xxi, 162 p. 23 cm

Desai, Anita, 1937-
Baumgartner's Bombay
London : Heinemann, 1988
229 p. 23 cm

Sher, Amita, 1924-
Begam Samru, the most beloved
Lahore, Pakistan : Sang-e-Meel Publications, 1993
223 p. 22 cm

Ramaya, Shona
Beloved mother, queen of the night
New Delhi New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1994
261 p. 21 cm

Fernando, Chitra
Between worlds
Calcutta, India : Writers Workshop, c1988
118 p. 23 cm

Caturvedi, Padma
Beyond self
New Delhi : Sterling Publishers, c1976
120 p. 17 cm

Rathnamal, Sita
Beyond the jungle: a tale of South India
Edinburgh, London, Blackwood, 1968
253 p. illus. 23 cm

Amrita Pritam, 1919-2005.
Blank sheets
Delhi : B.R. Pub. Corp., 1992
84 p. 23 cm

Sobati, Krshna
Blossoms in darkness
New Delhi : Vikas, 1979
89 p. 19 cm

Mohanraj, Mary Anne.
Bodies in motion : stories
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2005.
278 p. 21 cm.

Meer, Ameena, 1964-
Bombay talkie
New York : High Risk Books, 1994
273 p

Spittel, Richard, b. 1881
Brave island
Colombo : Lake House Investments, 1966
195 p. : maps (on lining paper) 23 cm

Mahasveta Debi, 1926-
Breast stories
Calcutta : Seagull Books, 1997
xvi, 160 p. 23 cm

Arshad, Nadia, 1971-
Broken souls
Karachi : Royal Book Company, 1995
xvii, 86 p. 23 cm

Bhandari, Mannu, 1931-
Bunty
New Delhi : National, 1983
215 p. 22 cm

Desai, Anita, 1937-
Bye-Bye, blackbird
[Delhi] Hind Pocket Books [1971]
266 p. 18 cm

Jena, Seema, 1960-
Carving a pattern out of chaos : withdrawal as a narrative device in women's writings
New Delhi : Ashish Pub. House, 1990
viii, 76 p. 23 cm

Ahmed, Humera
Checkmate and other stories
Calcutta : Writers Workshop, c1995
105 p. 23 cm

Edirisinghe, Padma
Child and the earth
[Battaramulla] : P. Edirisinghe, [1990]
196 p. 23 cm

Rameshwar Rao, Shanta
Children of God
Bombay : Orient Longman, c1976
157 p. 19 cm

Sheikh, Nazneen, 1944-
Chopin people
Toronto : Lugus Publications, 1994

Desai, Anita, 1937-
Clear light of day
New York, N.Y. : Published in Penguin Books by arrangement with Harper and Row , 1982
182 p. 20 cm

Hejmadi, Padma
Coigns of vantage
Calcutta, Writers Workshop [1972]
137 p. 23 cm

Nimbkar, Jai
Come rain
Bombay : Orient Longman, c1993
267 p. 23 cm

Deshpande, Shashi
Come up and be dead : a novel
New Delhi : Vikas Publishing House New York, NY : Distributed by Advent Books, c1983
265 p. 18 cm

Karodia, Farida
Coming home and other stories
London : Heinemann Educational, 1988
185 p. 20 cm

Nagpal, Veena, 1942-
Compulsion
New Delhi : Sterling Publishers, 1975
253 p. 17 cm

Sidhwa, Bapsi
Cracking India : a novel
Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 1991
289 p. 24 cm

Chadha, Ramesh
Cross-cultural interaction in Indian English fiction : an analysis of the novels of Ruth Jhabvala and Kamala Markandaya
New Delhi : National Book Organisation, 1988
xii, 166 p. 23 cm

Desai, Anita, 1937-
Cry, the peacock
Delhi : Vision Books, 1983
217 p. 19 cm

Afzal-Khan, Fawzia, 1958-
Cultural imperialism and the Indo-English novel : genre and ideology
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1993
x, 194 p. 24 cm

Garg, Mridula, 1938-
Daffodils on fire and other stories
New Delhi, India : National Pub. House, 1990
147 p. 22 cm

Kulatunga, Sita
Dari, the third wife
Dehiwala : Sridevi Printers, 1992
126 p. 20 cm

Pande, Mrnala, 1946-
Daughter's daughter
New Delhi : Penguin Books, 1993
117 p. 21 cm

Aikath-Gyaltsen, Indrani, 1952-
Daughters of the house
New Delhi, India New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1991
156 p. 21 cm

Amrita Pritam, 1919-2005.
Death of a city
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann Publishers (India), 1976
223 p. 18 cm

Setha, Usha
Death, thou shalt die
Bombay : Jaico Pub. House, 1981
154 p. 19 cm

Goswami, Seema
Designer passion : a novel
New Delhi : Har-Anand Publications, c1996
253 p. 23 cm

Pande, Mrnala, 1946-
Devi : tales of the Goddess of our time
New Delhi : Penguin Books, 1996
xxiii, 184 p. 21 cm

Mitter, Sara S., 1938-
Dharma's daughters : contemporary Indian women and Hindu culture
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1991
xi, 198 p. : ill. 23 cm

Rana, Greta, 1943-
Distant hills
[Kathmandu : Sharda Prakashan, 1977]
184 p. 21 cm

Amarasimha, E. Ti
Dona Katherina
Colombo : M.H. Publications, 1995
201, [1] p. 23 cm

Hejmadi, Padma
Dr. Salaam and other stories of India
Santa Barbara : Capra Press, 1978
137 p. 22 cm

Bacinta Kaura, 1940-
Draupadi
New Delhi : Enkay Publishers, 1990
90 p. 22 cm

Narasimham, Raji
Drifting to a dawn : a novel
New Delhi : Vikas Publishing House New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Advent Books, c1983
130 p. 22 cm

Suryanarayan, Indu
Drying tears in the sun
Calcutta : Writers Workshop, 1982
100 p. 23 cm

Fernando, Vijita
Eleven stories
Colombo, Sri Lanka : Women's Education Centre, 1988
90 p. 22 cm

Baldwin, Shauna Singh
English lessons and other stories
Frederiction, NB, Canada : Goose Lane, 1996
176 p. 22 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
Esmond in India; a novel
New York, W. W. Norton [1958]
269 p. 22 cm

Poulos, Steven M
Feminine sense and sensibility : a comparative study of six modern women short fiction writers in Hindi and Urdu
1975
xiv, 494 leaves

Singh, Sushila
Feminism and recent fiction in English
New Delhi : Prestige New York, NY : Distributed by Advent Books, 1991
284 p. 23 cm

Namjoshi, Suniti, 1941-
Feminist fables
London : Sheba Feminist Publishers, 1981
123 p. : ill. 19 cm

Desai, Anita, 1937-
Fire on the mountain
New York : Harper and Row, c1977
145 p., [1] leaf of plates 22 cm

Qurratulain Haidar, 1927-
Fireflies in the mist : a novel
New Delhi : Sterling Publishers, 1994
viii, 347 p. 22 cm

Kak, Manju
First light in Colonelpura : short stories
New Delhi, India New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1994
195 p. 21 cm

Ahuja, Anita Panjwani
Flames of fervour : novel
New Delhi : Alka Paperbacks, c1996
232 p. 22 cm


Flaming spirit : stories from the Asian Women Writer's Collective
London : Virago Press, 1994
xx, 204 p. 20 cm

Amrita Pritam, 1919-2005.
Flirting with youth.
[New Delhi] Sterling Publishers [1973]
144 p. 18 cm

Kazi, Elsa
Flower fairy stories : a miscellany of flower fairy stories and essays
Karachi : Sindh Graduates Association, [1992]
189 p. : ill. 22 cm

Kalhan, Promilla
Forbidden bride
New Delhi : Sterling Publishers, 1975
81 p. 18 cm

Dash, Sandhyarani
Form and vision in the novels of Anita Desai
New Delhi : Prestige, 1996
94, [1] p. 23 cm

Desai, Anita, 1937-
Games at twilight and other stories
London : Heinemann, 1978
137 p. 23 cm

Saxena, O. P
Geography of Jhabvala's novels
New Delhi : Jainsons Publications, c1985
165 p. 23 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
Get ready for battle
New York, W. W. Norton [1963, c1962]
224 p. 22 cm

Wijenaike, Punyakante, 1933-
Giraya
Colombo: Lake House Investments, [1971]
137 p. : 19 cm

Shantha Krishnaswamy
Glimpses of women in India
New Delhi : Ashish Pub. House, 1983
viii, 375 p. 22 cm

Gokhale, Namita, 1956-
Gods, graves, and grandmother
New Delhi : Rupa and Co., 1994
181 p. 20 cm

Athogias, Sally
Gold in the dust
Bombay, Jaico Publishing House [1960]
407 p. 17 cm

Sen Gupta, Subhadra
Good girls are bad news
Calcutta : Rupa and Co., 1992
145 p. 21 cm

Gour, Neelum Saran, 1955-
Grey pigeon and other stories
New Delhi, India New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1993
218 p. 21 cm

Bhatia, Ritu
Guru and other stories
New Delhi : Har-Anand Publications, c1996
99 p. 23 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
Heat and dust
New York : Harper and Row, 1976, c1975
181 p. 21 cm,


Her mother's ashes, and other stories by South Asian women in Canada and the United States
Toronto : TSAR Publications, 1994
xvii, 202 p. 22 cm

Rai, Sudha, 1952-
Homeless by choice
Jaipur, India : Printwell, 1992
215 p. 22 cm

Manjula Padmanabhan
Hot death, cold soup : twelve short stories
New Delhi : Kali for Women, 1996
264 p. 22 cm

Chand, Meira
House of the sun
London : Hutchinson, 1989
313 p. 22 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
How I became a holy mother, and other stories
New York : Harper and Row, c1976
218 p. 21 cm

Pathania, Usha
Human bonds and bondages : the fiction of Anita Desai and Kamala Markandaya
Delhi, India : Kanishka Pub. House, 1992
x, 216 p. 22 cm

Khanna, Shashi
Human relationships in Anita Desai's novels
New Delhi : Sarup and Sons, c1995
x, 150 p. 22 cm

Neelam Kumar
I, a woman
Calcutta, India : Writer's Workshop : New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Agents in U.S.A., Jean Johnson, 1991
95 p. 23 cm

Shirwadkar, Meena
Image of woman in the Indo-Anglian novel
New Delhi : Sterling, 1979
xii, 169 p. 23 cm

Desai, Anita, 1937-
In custody
London : Heinemann, 1984
203 p. 23 cm


In her own write : short stories by women writers in Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan : ASR Publications, 1994
137 p. 22 cm

Shan, Sharan-Jeet, 1945-
In my own name : an autobiography
Calcutta : Rupa, 1991, c1986
177 p. 20 cm


In other words : new writing by Indian women
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1994
xxvii, 196 p. 21 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
In search of love and beauty
London : John Murray, 1983
227 p. 22 cm

Nayak, Meena Arora
In the aftermath
New Delhi New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1992
177 p. 20 cm

Chitale, Venu
In transit : [novel]
Bombay : Hind Kitabs, 1950
x, 504 p. 19 cm

Rameshwar Rao, Shanta
In worship of Shiva
Hyderabad [India] : Orient Longman, c1986
174 p. : ill. (some col.) 28 cm

Appachana, Anjana
Incantations and other stories
New Delhi : Penguin, 1992
143 p. 23 cm

Kannan, Lakshmi
India Gate and other stories
New Delhi : Orient Longman, 1993
xi, 159 p. 23 cm

Raina, Vimala
Indian love legends
New Delhi, Popular Book Services [1967]
xv (i.e.xvi) 215 p. illus. 22 cm

Thapar, Romila
Indian tales
Puffin, 1991
104 p. : ill. 21 cm


Indian women novelists
New Delhi : Prestige, 1991
5 v. 23 cm


Indian women novelists set II
New Delhi : Prestige, 1993
6 v. : ill. 23 cm


Indira Goswami (Mamoni Raisom), a critical study of her writings
Delhi : B.R. Pub. Corp., 1994
viii, 184 p. 22 cm

Balse, Mayah
Indiscreet
New Delhi : Orient Paperbacks, 1977
181 p. 18 cm

Ganesan, Indira
Inheritance
London : Secker and Warburg, 1997
151 p. 22 cm


Inner spaces : new writing by women from Kerala
New Delhi : Kali for Women, 1993
xvii, 125 p. 22 cm

Mehta, Rama
Inside the haveli
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann Publishers (India), 1977
208 p. 22 cm

Maitraye Devi, 1914-
It does not die : a romance
Calcutta : Writers Workshop [Thompson], Conn. : sole agents in U.S., Inter Culture Associates, c1976
274 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. 22 cm

Gunasekara, Goolbai
It's the escalator I can't manage
New Delhi : Rupa and Co., 1994
146 p. : ill. 19 cm

Mukherjee, Bharati
Jasmine
New York : Fawcett Crest, 1991, c1989
214 p. 18 cm

Sam, Agnes
Jesus is Indian and other stories
London : Women's Press Johannesburg : Thorold's Africana Books [distributor], 1989
134 p. 24 cm

Desai, Anita, 1937-
Journey to Ithaca
London : Heinemann, 1995
viii, 309 p

Kamani, Ginu, 1962-
Junglee girl
San Francisco : Aunt Lute Books, 1995
195 p

Balse, Mayah
Just a matter of mistresses
Bombay : Jaico, 1972
208 p. 18 cm

Satthianadhan, Krupabai, 1862-1894
Kamala : the story of a Hindu life
Delhi New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
xv, 173 p. 22 cm

Joseph, Margaret Paul, 1932-
Kamala Markandaya
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann, 1980
226 p. 19 cm

Banerji, Niroj
Kamala Markandaya : a critical study
Allahabad : Kitab Mahal, 1990
x, 167 p. 22 cm

Bhatnagar, Anil K
Kamala Markandaya : a thematic study
New Delhi : Sarup and Sons, c1995
iii, 156 p. 23 cm

Wali, S. K. (Sham Kumari)
Kamala Markandaya : Nectar in a sieve - a stylistic study
Jaipur : Printwell Publishers : Exclusive distributor, Rupa Books International, 1987
x, 136 p. 22 cm

Abidi, Syed Zaheer Hasan, 1949-
Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a sieve : a critical study
Bareilly : Prakash Book Depot, 1976-77 [i.e. 1976]
127 p. 23 cm

Holmstrom, Lakshmi
Kannagi : [a modern version of Silappadikaram]
Bombay : Sangam Books, 1980
111 p. : map 20 cm

Mehta, Gita
Karma cola : marketing the mystic East
New York : Simon and Schuster, c1979
201 p. 22 cm

Nagpal, Veena, 1942-
Karmayogi
Bombay, Jaico Pub. House, 1972
viii, 370 p. 18 cm

Tandan, Mohini
Karmic debts
New Delhi : Arnold Associates, 1994
158 p. 23 cm

Narang, Saloni
Khadi and the bullet : a novel
New Delhi : Vikas Pub. House, 1991
255 p. 23 cm

Sawhney, Kusum
Kindred spirits
New Delhi : Har-Anand Publications, c1995
245 p. 23 cm

Sivani, 1923-
Krishnakali and other stories
Calcutta : Rupa and Co., 1995
357 p. 21 cm

Nasarina, Tasalima
Lajja = Shame
New Delhi : Penguin Books, 1994
xi, 216 p. 21 cm

Karunaratna, Suvimalee, 1939-
Lake marsh
[Colombo?] : Suvimalee Karunaratna, 1993
144 p. 23 cm

Rajam Kirusnan, 1925-
Lamps in the whirlpool = Suzhalil mithakkum deepangal
Madras : Macmillan India, 1995
xv, 88 p. 22 cm

Goel, Kunj Bala
Language and theme in Anita Desai's fiction
Jaipur : Classic Pub. House, 1989
iii, 190 p. 22 cm

Mukherjee, Bharati
Leave it to me
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997
239 p. 22 cm

Seneviratne, Maureen, 1933-
Leaves from the Asvattha : a collection of short stories
[Colombo] : Women's Education and Research Centre, 1991
138 p. 22 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
Like birds, like fishes,;and other stories
New York, W. W. Norton [1964, c1963]
224 p. 21 cm

Mathai, Manorama
Lilies that fester
Calcutta : Writers Workshop, c1988
167 p. 23 cm

Ladha, Yasmin
Lion's granddaughter and other stories
Edmonton : NeWest Press, c1992
102 p. 22 cm

Appachana, Anjana
Listening now
New York : Random House, c1998
515 p. 25 cm

Bharvani, Shakuntala
Lost directions
Bombay : Disha Books, c1996
172 p. 22 cm

Sorabji, Cornelia
Love and life behind the purdah
New Delhi New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
xlii, 142 p. 22 cm

Karmakar, Basanti
Love in the throes of tradition : a novel
Calcutta : Writers Workshop, 1990
[xii], 253 p. 23 cm

Narayan, Kirin
Love, stars, and all that
New York : Pocket Books, c1994
viii, 311 p. 23 cm

Storr, Diana
Love's last stand
Lahore : Jang Publishers, 1989
282 p. 21 cm

Sakuntala Narasimhan, 1940-
Lucky days and other stories
Calcutta : Writers Workshop, c1989
87 p. 23 cm

Venkata Reddy, K., 1939-
Major Indian novelists
New Delhi : Prestige Books in association with Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies, 1990
104 p. 23 cm

Alexander, Meena, 1951-
Manhattan music : a novel
San Francisco : Mercury House, c1997
231 p. 23 cm

Suneel, Seema
Man-woman relationship in Indian fiction
New Delhi : Prestige Books, 1995
174 p. 23 cm

Ranasinghe, Anne, 1925-
Mascot and symbol
Colombo : English Writers Cooperative of Sri Lanka, 2002.
x, 169 p. 22 cm.

Rao-Seshadri, Shreelata
Matrimonials are deadly
New Delhi New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1995
iv, 175 p. 21 cm

Moorthy, Nirmala
Maya
New Delhi, India New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1997
352 p. 21 cm

Kaveri Bai, H
Meenakshi's memoirs
Madras, G.A. Natesan [1937]
xiv, 572 p

Gupta, Sunetra
Memories of rain
New York : Weidenfeld, 1992
iv, 198 p. 22 cm

Civacankari, 1942-
Metamorphosis
[S.l. : s.n.], 1980
56 p. 22 cm

Dalal, Nergis, 1920-
Minari
Bombay, Pearl Publications [sole distributors: India Book House, 1967]
236 p. 18 cm

Rooks, Pamela
Miss Beatty's children
New Delhi : Clarion Books, 1989
296 p. 21 cm

Mehta, Dina
Miss Menon did not believe in magic
New Delhi : Rupa and Co., 1994
185 p. : ill. 21 cm

Sahgal, Nayantara, 1927-
Mistaken identity
New York : New Directions Pub. Corp., c1988
195 p. 21 cm

Seneviratne, Maureen, 1933-
Mists on a lake : a collection of short stories
[Colombo, Sri Lanka? : s.n.], c1979
64 p. 29 cm

Gupta, Sunetra
Moonlight into marzipan
London : Phoenix House, 1995
169 p. 23 cm

Seneviratne, Maureen, 1933-
More stories retold from the Mahawamsa and Chulawamsa
Colombo : M.D. Gunasena and Co., 1991
vii, 75 p. : ill. 20 cm

Mahasveta Debi, 1926-
Mother of 1084
Calcutta : Seagull Books, 1997
xx, 130 p. 22 cm

Mathai, Manorama
Mulligatawny soup
New Delhi, India : Penguin Books, 1993
150 p. 21 cm

Shenoy, Anasuya R
Multiple burdens and The rebels : two novellas
Calcutta, India : Writers Workshop New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Agents in U.S.A., Jean Johnson, 1991
88 p. 23 cm

Cundavata, Lakshmi Kumari
Mumal : being an English version of Rani Laxmi Kumari Chundawat's book of the same name
Jodhpur : Scientific Publishers, 1990
ix, 118 p. 23 cm

Sharma, Bulbul
My sainted aunts
New Delhi : Indus, 1992
176 p. : ill. 21 cm

Mendis, Rosalind
My son Lia and other short stories
[s.l. : s.n., 1974?] ([Colombo : Karunaratna Bros.])
75 p. 21 cm

Khan, Gulfiza, 1958-
Mystical paths : a collection of short stories
[Islamabad : s.n.], 1996
xi, 155 p. : 22 cm

Sharma, Vera
Naina and other Indian stories
Calcutta : Writers Workshop, c1989
85 p. 23 cm

Prema Bhat, 1941-
Nandini
Bangalore : Prema Sri Prakashana, 1993
xvi, 115 p. 20 cm

Barnabas, Sarala
Nayantara
Calcutta : Writers Workshop c1993
224 p. 23 cm

Jain, Jasbir
Nayantara Sahgal
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann, 1978
176 p. 19 cm

Sales-Pontes, A. Hilda
Nayantara Sahgal
New Delhi : Concept, 1985
viii, 95 p. 19 cm

Krishna Rao, A. V. (Angara Venkata), 1937-1995
Nayantara Sahgal : a study of her fiction and non-fiction 1954-1974
Madras : M. Seshachalam, 1976
ix, 98 p. 22 cm

Arora, Neena
Nayantara Sahgal and Doris Lessing : a feminist study in comparison
New Delhi : Prestige Books in association with Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies New York, NY : Distributed by Advent Books, c1991
135 p. 23 cm

Markandaya, Kamala, 1924-
Nectar in a sieve : a novel
New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c1982
190 p. 18 cm

Sebastian, Rita
Night of the devil bird and other stories
[Sri Lanka] : N. Bhatt, [1980?]
59 p. 23 cm

Saran, Sathya
Night train and other stories
New Delhi : Har-Anand Publications, c1996
166 p. 22 cm

Seneviratne, Maureen, 1933-
Nights of the dark moon
Colombo : Swastika (Private) Ltd., [1995]
210 p. 22 cm

Rana, Greta, 1943-
Nothing greener
Kathmandu : Sharda Prakashan Griha, 1977
68 p. 22 cm

Jafa, Jyoti, 1942-
Nurjahan : historical novel
[Calcutta] : Writers Workshop [Thompson, Con. : sole agents in U.S., Inter Culture Associates, c1978]
283 p. 22 cm

Selvadurai, Sita
Obatala's blessing and other stories
[Colombo] : Sita Selvadurai, [1989]
ii, 40 p. 22 cm

Mara, Rachna
Of customs and excise : short fiction
Toronto : Second Story Press, c1991
119 p. 23 cm

Cunha, Nisha da, 1934-
Old Cypress stories
New Delhi New York : Penguin Books, 1991
198 p. 21 cm

Siriwardhana, Eileen, 1928-
On perilous seas
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka : Perali Publishers, 1990
111 p. 22 cm

Bansal, Achla, 1946-
Once a year it is March and other stories
New Delhi, India : National, 1991
139 p. 22 cm

Parmeswaran, Tara
Once bitten, twice married
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann Publishers (India), 1976
231 p. 17 cm

Fernando, Vijita
Once, on a mountainside
[S.l. : s.n.], 1995 (Maharagama : Tharanjee Prints)
55 p. 22 cm

Chatterjee, Jayashree
One step ahead
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann Publishers, 1985
195 p. 23 cm

Hajera Najarula
Only one life to live
Dhaka : Neon Prokashoni, 1990
116 p. 22 cm

Holliday, Mary
Open season for fury
New Delhi : Indus, 1991
262 p. : ill. 22 cm

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
Out of India : selected stories
New York : Morrow, c1986
288 p. 25 cm

Mootoo, Shani, 1957-
Out on Main Street and other stories
Vancouver : Press Gang Publishers, 1993
122 p. 23 cm

Nationality: Indian. Born: Allahabad, 1927. Education: Wellesley College, Massachusetts, 1943-47, B.A. in history 1947. Career: Scholar-in-residence, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1973, 1977; research scholar, Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976; lecturer, University of Colorado semester-at-sea, 1979; fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, D.C., 1981, and National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 1983. Political journalist for Indian, American, and British newspapers; columnist, Sunday Observer, New Delhi. Awards: Sinclair prize, 1985; Sahitya Akademi award, 1987; Commonwealth Writers prize, 1987. Foreign honorary member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1990. Member: United Nations Indian Delegation, New York, 1978.

PUBLICATIONS

Novels

A Time to Be Happy. New York, Knopf, and London, Gollancz, 1958.

This Time of Morning. London, Gollancz, 1965; New York, Norton, 1966.

Storm in Chandigarh. New York, Norton, and London, Chatto andWindus, 1969.

The Day in Shadow. New Delhi, Vikas, 1971; New York, Norton, 1972; London, London Magazine Editions, 1975.

A Situation in New Delhi. London, London Magazine Editions, 1977.

Rich Like Us. London, Heinemann, 1985; New York, Norton, 1986.

Plans for Departure. New York, Norton, 1985; London, Heinemann, 1986.

Mistaken Identity. London, Heinemann, 1988; New York, NewDirections, 1989.

Uncollected Short Stories

"The Promising Young Woman," in Illustrated Weekly of India(Bombay), January 1959.

"The Golden Afternoon," in Illustrated Weekly of India (Bombay), February 1959.

"The Trials of Siru," in Triveni (Madras), January 1967.

"The Girl in the Bookshop," in Cosmopolitan (London), September, 1973.

"Martand," in London Magazine, August-September 1974.

"Crucify Me," in Indian Horizons (New Delhi), October 1979.

"Earthy Love," in Trafika (Prague), Autumn 1993.

Other

Prison and Chocolate Cake (autobiography). New York, Knopf, andLondon, Gollancz, 1954.

From Fear Set Free (autobiography). London, Gollancz, 1962; NewYork, Norton, 1963.

The Freedom Movement in India. New Delhi, National Council ofEducational Research and Training, 1970.

Sunlight Surround You, with Chandralekha Mehta and Rita Dar. Privately printed, 1970.

A Voice for Freedom. New Delhi, Hind, 1977.

Indira Gandhi's Emergence and Style. New Delhi, Vikas and Durham, North Carolina, Academic Press, 1978.

Indira Gandhi: Her Road to Power. New York, Ungar, 1982;London, Macdonald, 1983.

Relationship: Extracts from a Correspondence (with E.N. MangatRai). New Delhi, Kali for Women, 1994.

Point of View: A Personal Response to Life, Literature, and Politics. New Delhi, Prestige, 1997.

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Bibliography:

Bibliography of Indian Writing in English 2 by Hilda Pontes, New Delhi, Concept, 1985.

Critical Studies:

Bridges of Literature by M.L. Malhotra, Ajmer, Sunanda, 1971; essay by Sahgal, in Adam (London), August 1971; Nayantara Sahgal and the Craft of Fiction by Suresh Kohli, New Delhi, Vikas, 1972; Nayantara Sahgal: A Study of Her Fiction and Non-Fiction 1954-1974 by A.V. Krishna Rao, Madras, Seshachalam, 1976; Nayantara Sahgal by Jasbir Jain, New Delhi, Arnold-Heinemann, 1978; interview with Nergis Dalal, in Times of India Sunday Review (New Delhi), 30 June 1985; "Naryantara Sahgal's Rich Like Us" by Shirley Chew, and "The Search for Freedom in Indian Women's Writing" by Ranjana Ash, both in Motherlands, edited by Susheil Nasta, London, Women's Press, 1992; "The Crisis of Contemporary India and Nayantara Sahgal's Fiction" by Makarnd Paranjape, in World Literature Today, Spring 1994; Nayantara Sahgal by Jasbir Jain, Jaipur, India, Printwell, 1994; The Fiction of Nayantara Sahgal by Manmohan Bhatnagar, New Delhi, Creative Books, 1996; Woman's Space: The Mosaic World of Margaret Drabble and Nayantara Sahgal by Sree Rashmi Talwar, New Delhi, Creative Books, 1997; Microcosms of Modern India: A Study of the Novels of Nayantara Sahgal by Madhuranthakam Narendra, New Delhi, Classical Pub. Co., 1998; This Is No Place for a Woman: Nadine Gordimer, Nayantara Sahgal, Buchi Emecheta, and the Politics of Gender by Joya Uraizee, Trenton, New Jersey, Africa World Press, 1999.

I am a novelist and a political journalist. My novels have a political background or political ambiance. I didn't plan it that way—I was dealing with people and situations—but looking back, each one seems to reflect the hopes and fears the political scene held out to us at the time.

I have a very strong emotional as well as intellectual attachment to my roots … I have certainly been plagued with wondering from time to time why I was born and what I'm doing here and why I haven't had to worry about my next meal when millions live lives of anxiety and drudgery. And then there is the problem of evil and pain. At times all that abstract conjecture has become very personal, with the need to atone for the terrible things people do to each other. Some of these matters fell into place for me when I gave up the struggle to be an atheist. Atheism—or agnosticism—is my general family background, but I am. a believer to the marrow of my bones, and much has become clearer to me since I faced the fact.

I see myself as both novelist and journalist. In the course of a lifetime one is many things, fiction is my abiding love, but I need to express myself on vital political issues. Political and social forces shape our lives. How can we be unaware of them? I believe there is a "poetics of engagement" where commitment and aesthetics meet and give each other beauty and power.

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Most of Nayantara Sahgal's characters belong to the affluent upper class of Indian society. Sahgal sticks scrupulously to the people she knows intimately; she does not try to write about the caste-ridden middle class or the poor Indian villager just to conform with the accepted image of India. Her range of characters simplifies her technique; she does not have to struggle to present Indian conversation in English (a problem which bedevils many other Indian novelists writing in English) as most of her characters are the kind of people who would talk and think in English in real life.

Sahgal has a first-hand knowledge of politics and political figures in India, for she spent most of her childhood in Anand Bhawan, the ancestral home of the Nehrus in Allahabad. One could say that politics is in her blood—Jawaharlal Nehru was her mother's brother, while her father died because of an illness he suffered in prison when he was jailed for participating in India's freedom struggle. An important political event forms the background for each of her novels. Her first novel, A Time to Be Happy, presents the dawn of Indian independence. This Time of Morning comes later, when the initial euphoria has worn off, and things no longer look rosy. Storm in Chandigarh deals with the partition of the Punjab on linguistic lines just when the state had recovered from the trauma of the 1947 partition. A Situation in New Delhi presents the Indian capital faced with the After-Nehru-Who question; established politicians have given up all moral values, and the frustrated youth are becoming Naxalites (Communist extremists). But sometimes this political consciousness is not transmuted fully in artistic terms. Some of her characters are easily recognizable public figures: Kailash Sinha (Krishna Menon) in This Time of Morning or Shivraj (Jawaharlal Nehru) in A Situation in New Delhi are two examples. Her autobiographies, Prison and Chocolate Cake and From Fear Set Free are more satisfying than her earlier novels. An outstanding novel is The Day in Shadow; here personal concerns take precedence over politics. The heroine, Simrit Raman, a writer, is a divorcée (like Sahgal herself), and the novel shows the prejudice she faces in male-dominated Indian society. She grows close to Raj, an idealistic Member of Parliament, who shares her values, unlike her husband, who believes in money-making above all. Sahgal gives an authentic picture of high-level politicians and bureaucrats, wrapped up in their cocktail parties, worried more about themselves than about the problems which face the country. The mutual attraction between Simrit and Raj is not primarily sexual. As in her other novels, Sahgal suggests that marriage is not just a sexual relationship, it means companionship on equal terms. She pleads for a basic honesty in human relationships, whether they are between man and woman or the ruler and the ruled.

Because of her birth and upbringing, Sahgal makes an ideal spokesman for the western-educated Indian who finds it difficult to come to terms with India. As her character Sanad in A Time to Be Happy confesses, "I don't belong entirely to India. I can't. My education, my upbringing, and my sense of values have all combined to make me unIndian…. Of course there can be no question of my belonging to any other country." Jawaharlal Nehru, too, had articulated the same problem when he wrote in his autobiography, "I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere. Perhaps my thoughts and approach to life are more akin to what is called Western than Eastern, but India clings to me as she does to all her children, in innumerable ways." This realization leads to a passionate concern with the Indian heritage and its meaning in the modern age; all of Sahgal's novels are concerned with the present decadence of India, and how creative use can be made of its past. It is this concern with the country which led her to protest against the Emergency imposed by her cousin Indira Gandhi when the majority of Indian writers preferred to keep silent. Her political acumen had led her to anticipate Mrs. Gandhi's action, and she had cautioned against it in her weekly newspaper column.

Rich Like Us, which won the Sinclair prize for fiction, is probably her best novel. Sahgal's searching look at India during the Emergency reveals that democracy and spirituality are only skin-deep. The murder of the narrator Sonali's great-grandmother in the name of suttee, the mutilation of the sharecropper because he asks for his due, the rape of the village women by the police because their menfolk dare to resist the landlord, and the murder of Rose, the large-hearted Englishwoman in New Delhi just because her frank talk is an embarrassment to her stepson Dev, are all described in an entirely credible manner. The narrative technique is interesting; the narrator is Sonali, but alternate chapters deal (in the third person) with her father Keshav's friend Ram, a businessman who loves Rose, so we get a dual perspective on events. The novel ends on a note of hope; in the midst of sycophancy, there are persons like Kishori Lal, a petty shopkeeper, who have the courage to protest against tyranny.

Sahgal's subsequent novels go back to the past. Plans for Departure has been hailed as a "novel of ideas," though a less sympathetic reviewer has labelled it a "backdated Jewel in the Crown." The usual Raj characters are present in the imaginary hill station of Himapur—the sympathetic British administrator, the missionary, the racist white woman out to uphold Imperialistic glory, the nationalist Indian leader etc. The heroine is Anna Hansen, a Danish woman on a visit to India, who makes her plans for departure when the shadows of World War I fall over Europe. She goes back to marry Nicholas Wyatt, the scion of an old English family. Anna's Indian experiences reach a kind of consummation when their son marries an Indian girl who is a political activist. The India of the early decades of this century is evoked more vividly in Sahgal's eighth novel, Mistaken Identity, which has a male narrator, just like her first novel, A Time to Be Happy. Bhushan Singh, the playboy son of the Raja of Vijaygarh, is on his way home from college in America in 1929 when he is arrested on a mistaken charge of sedition. He has to spend almost three years in jail, where his companions are idealistic followers of Mahatma Gandhi and militant trade union leaders, both trying to win freedom in their own ways; the hero's interaction with them is at times quite comic. These two later novels show Sahgal's continued preoccupation with India, though they lack the social commitment and contemporary relevance of Rich Like Us.

—Shyamala A. Narayan

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