Indian English women novelists hailed

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Indian women writers in English did a commendable job by coming out with some world class writings, said Telangana University Vice-Chancellor C. Partha Sarathi, here on  Wednesday.

Dichpally (Nizamabad): “Indian women writers in English did a commendable job by coming out with some world class writings,” said Telangana University Vice-Chancellor C. Partha Sarathi, here on Wednesday. Participating in a one-day national seminar on “Post-Colonial Indian English Women Novelists,” organised by the Department of English, Telangana University, he said that women novelists like Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Shobha De and others have brought great acclaim to the country through their writings.

The Vioce-chancellor pointed out that most of the women novelists seem to have a disconnect with the rural masses, especially the rural women and their writings revolve mostly around the urban and up-market issues. Referring to the importance of English language, the Vice-Chancellor stated that it has emerged as the global language and it was essential for the very survival in this highly competitive world.

Registrar Prof. R. Limbadri said that women novelists have greatly expressed their feelings and experiences from their point of view in their writings. “The issues concerning them are best expressed in their writings,” he added. The seminar convener Dr. K. V. Ramana Chary explained that the seminar was aimed at creating awareness among young research scholars about the writings of Indian women novelists and their contribution to the English literature.

He said that post-colonial literature produced by Indian women novelists was considered one of the best and added that they were worth reading and debated in detail. Prof K Damodar Rao, Head of the Department of English, Kakatiya University delivering the keynote address dwelt in detail on the contribution of the Indian women novelists.

Eminent academics Prof. Yellaiah Janapatla, Prof. Gopal Rao and others made presentations at the seminar. Prof. P. Kanakaiah, Principal, College of Humanities also spoke at the seminar. Board of Studies Chairperson Dr Samata, and Academic Consultants, L Jyothsna,and Swamy and others were present on the occasion.

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