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Monday, November 22, 2010

My Book on Naikar

Basavraj Naikar

Critical Perspectives

Edited By

Dr. Vishwanath Bite

Sunrise Publishers and Distributors



1. Interview with Basavraj Naikar

Dr. Vishwanath Bite

2. A Post-colonial Reading of Basavraj Naikar’s A Dreamer of Freedom Dr. Vishwanath Bite

3. A Treatise on Good Governance: Fall of Kalyana T.S.Chandra Mouli

4. Basavraj Naikar: Admirable an Elegant Storyteller Dr. Stephen Gill

5. A Portrait of the Popular Philosopher as a Mystic-songster: A Study of Basavaraj Naikar’s Light in the House N.S Gundur

6. Life's Like That: A Rendezvous with The Thief of Nagarahalli..... Dr. Asha Choubey

7. Dynamics of Spirituality in Kalburgi’s Fall of Kalyana P.Obula Reddy

8. M. M. Kalburgi’s Fall of Kalyana: A Study of Philosophical Heteroglossia in Historical Teleology Dr. Bhagabat Nayak,

9. Rewriting Basava Legend: A Study of Fall of Kalyana Dr. M. S. Pandey

10. “The static perishes, the dynamic perishes not”: Basava’s Ideology in Fall of Kalyana Dr. Madhavi Nikam

11. Sangya-Balya: Betrayal : A Folk Tragedy S. John Peter Joseph

12. HomeGrown Tales of Indian Life: Basavaraj Naikar’s The Thief of Nagarahalli and Other Stories. Shankar Prasad Singha

13. Basavaraj Naikar’s Kannada Translations: An Overview Mallikarjun Patil

14. Basavaraj Naikar’s Light in the House: A Critique Shri. S. B. Bhambar.

15. Basavaraj Naikar’s Light in the House: A Novel of Magic Realism and Cultural Synthesis Kh. Kunjo Singh

16. The Vision of Harmony in Light in the House S.G. Vaidya

17. Marriage and Morals in the Stories of Basavaraj Naikar: A Post - Colonial Approach B.Y.Patil

18. Socio-Ethical Perspectives in Basavaraj Naikar's Fictional World: A Study of The Rebellious Rani of Belavadi and Other Stories Bhagabat Nayak

19. The Short Story Writer as a Historian and Social Chronicler: A Consideration of Basavaraj Naikar’s The Rebellious Rani of Belavadi and Other Stories S.John Peter Joseph

20. A Kaleidoscopic Vision: Short Stories of Basavaraj Naikar Mr. S. G. Vaidya.

21. Rehabilitation of an Indian Nationalist Hero in Basavaraj Naikar’s Novel: The Sun Behind The Cloud M.A.Jeyaraju

22. Technical Features and Thematic Concerns in Sangya-Balya Pratima Chaitanya

23. Sangya-Balya: a Critique Smita Jha

24. Society and the Individual in the Short Stories of Basavraj Naikar O. P. Mathur

25. Turning Historical Material into Art: A Study of The Devils Wind and The Sun Behind the Clowd Dr. S.B. Singh

26. The Tale as Useful Artefact: Basavaraj Naikar's The Thief of Nagarahalli and Other Stories Christopher Rollason

27. Naikar Memorializes Babasaheb in The Sun behind the Cloud Shyam S. Agarwalla,

28. The World Ill Lost: A Critical Analysis of Sangya Balya: Betrayal S. G. Vaidya


The anthology consists of analytical and critical essays on Basavraj Naikar. Among the contributors, some are established critics and have many books and other publications to their credit; the others are voracious readers and budding scholars. All the contributors have taken great pains to ensure the quality of their articles. I sincerely wish that the anthology may serve its sacred purpose of paying tribute to the great novelist and the papers would succeed in the academic endeavour to be of real use to the literary world. I am grateful to all the scholars who have contributed their critical essays in this anthology.

I wish to record my obligations to all those who extended their helping hand in bringing out this book. I greatly appreciate Basavraj Naikar’s amused encouragement of this project, and his wry concession to my request that he lend a voice to this collection with a forward.

My first and foremost gratitude goes to my guide and supervisor, Dr. I. R. Draxi, Research guide, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He has always been my source of inspiration in all literary endeavours. I am thankful to Prof. Dr. Jayprakash Shinde, Former Head, Department of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, for extending his moral support for academic activities. I wish to offer my thanks to Prof. Dr. P.A. Attar, Head, Department of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur for all the help he extended. I am equally thankful to Prin. Dr. D. R. More, Chh. Shahaji Mahavidyalaya, Kolhapur for his guidance, kind support and encouragement.

I am sincerely thankful to Shri. D.M. Bhinge, Shri. S.R. Murthy, Shri. J.A. Kulkarni, Dr. M.G. Kadam, Shri. M.S. Khot, Shri Mahesh Mali and host of others, for their constant encouragement.

I must record my deep sense of gratitude and indebtedness to my friends Dr. Arvind Nawale, Head, Department of English, Shivaji Mahavidyalaya, Udgir, Dist: Latur (M.S.) and Dr. Satish Ghatge for reviewing and selecting papers, making suggestions and sharing with me in critical arguments. I feel equally indebtedness to Mr. xxxxxxxx of Sunrise Publishers, Jaipur for pursuing me to edit present volume and publishing the anthology in record time.

I shall be failing in my duty if I forget mentioning my special thanks to my father K.S. Bite and Brother Ramdas Bite who encourage my spirit constantly and I remain ever grateful to them for their love and appreciation.


1. Dr. Vishwanath Bite, Assistant Professor, Department of English, MBSK Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kadegaon, Tal. Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli. (M.S.) 415315.

2. T.S.Chandra Mouli, Reader in English, Railway Degree College, Secunderabad—500017.

3. Dr. Stephen Gill, Poet & Critic, PO Box: 32, Cornwall, ONT, K6H 5R9, Canada.

4. N.S Gundur Assistant Professor, English Government First Grade College, Alnavar (Karnatak University, Dharwad)

5. Dr. Asha Choubey Lecturer Post-Graduate Dept. of English Kanya Mahavidyalaya Bareilly.

6. P. Obula Reddy Professor of English Sri Krisnadevaraya University Anantpur (A.P.)

7. Dr. Bhagabat Nayak, Lecturer in English, Kandarpur College, Siddheswarpur - 754117, Cuttack, Orissa

8. Dr. M. S. Pandey

9. Dr. Madhavi Nikam P.G. Dept. of English, R.K.Talreja College, (University of Mumbai) Ulhasnagar

10. S. John Peter Joseph, Reader in English, St.Xavier’s Autonomous College Palayamkottai, (T.N.)

11. Shankar Prasad Singha, Professor of English, Vidyasagar University. Midnapore (W.B)

12. Mallikarjun Patil, Reader in English, Karnatak University, Dharwad-580 003

13. Shri. S. B. Bhambar. Head, Dept. of English, Arts & Commerce College, Nesari (MAHARASHTRA)-416 504.

14. Kh. Kunjo Singh, Professor of English, Manipur University, Kohima (Nagaland)

15. S.G. Vaidya, Senior Lecturer in English, B.E.S. Degree College, Byadagi 581 106.(Karnataka)

16. B.Y.Patil, Sr. Lecturer in English, S.J.V.P.College, Harihar (Karnataka)

17. M.A.Jeyaraju, Professor of English, Gandhigram University, Gandhigram 624302 (T.N.)

18. Pratima Chaitanya, Department of English & Modern European Languages, University of Allahabad, Allahabad.

19. Smita Jha, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.

20. O. P. Mathur, Former Professor of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

21. Dr. S.B. Singh, Professor & Head, Dept. of English, T.M. Bhagalpur University Bhagalpur 812007 Bihar State, INDIA

22. Christopher Rollason, Ph.D. (Metz, France:

23. Shyam S. Agarwalla, Principal ( Rtd.) Dr. R.M.L. College, Ranchi-834001

About the Author

Dr. Vishwanath Bite, (b. 19th April 1983) is working as Assistant Professor in English in MBSK Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli. (M.S.). He is Editor-In-Chief and publisher of The Criterion: An International Journal in English, ISSN (0976-8565). He has published dozens of qualitative research articles in national international journals and books. He was awarded doctorate in 2009 for his research entitled “Treatment of History in Indian English Drama” by Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Some of his forthcoming books are India English Historical Drama, Critical Perspectives on Indian English Fiction. Critical Response to Mahesh Dattani.

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