Title

Mohan Rakesh (1925-1972): A Study Of The Context, Content And Craft Of His Fiction

Date of Award

1978

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Advisor(s)

Robert O. Swan

Keywords

Hindi fiction, Literature, Culture in India

Subject Categories

Modern Literature

Abstract

The main aim of this study is to present to the Western reader the personality and work of [Mohan Rakesh]. The study seeks to place him in the context of post-Independence Hindi literature. It describes selective aspects of his private life as well as his public involvement in the majority literacy movement of his time. A further intent of the present research has been to illustrate both the substance and the artistic quality of Rakesh's writing by showing how he dealt in fiction with the subject matter of marital discord in urban, middle class, Hindi-speaking setting.

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