Krishna Sobti’s Views on Literature and the Poetics of Writing
Theoretical Positions and Literary Practice in Modern Hindi Literature
CollectionSwiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
The Hindi writer Krishna Sobti (1925-2019) carved out a special place for herself within the post-Partition Hindi literary sphere thanks to her idiosyncratic use of language and her bold choices of topics. Known primarily as a novelist, she is also the author of essays and other non-fictional texts. Focusing on the main themes of Sobti’s oeuvre, this study analyses the relationship between her views on poetics and her own literary practice.
KeywordsWomen in literature; temporality and writing; Writers and/in politics; Historical fiction
ISBN9783110781519, 9783110781441, 9783110781540, 9783110781519
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2022
SeriesWelten Süd- und Zentralasiens / Worlds of South and Inner Asia / Mondes de l'Asie du Sud et de l'Asie Centrale, 12