Toronto author Chelva Kanaganayakam seeks out 12 of today's most prominent Suth Asian writers across the globe: from Colombo (Sri Lanka) to New York, London to Sydney, Singapore to Toronto, who talk candidly about their life and work. In his turn, Kanaganayakam complements the picture by revealing the salient features behind the works, and the media, critical and public responses. What emerges is a fuller, insightful and sometimes surprising picture of some of todays more important and prolific transnational writers in their self-created world. Interviews with some of the major South Asian writers from across the globe, including Vikram Seth, Tariq Ali, David Dabydeen, Shashi Tharoor, Bapsi Sidhwa.
With introduction and afterword, biographies and bibliography, and author photographs.
Featuring Tariq Ali (UK), Jean Arasanayagam (Sri Lanka), David Dabydeen (UK), Arnold Harrichand Itwaru (Canada), Suniti Namjoshi (Canada, UK), Satendra Nandan (Australia), Vikram Seth (India), Bapsi Sidhwa (USA, Pakistan), Kirpal Singh (Singapore), Shashi Tharoor (India), MG Vassanji (Canada), Rajiva Wijesinha (Sri Lanka).
About the author
Chelva Kanaganayakam is currently an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. His publications include Structures of Negation: The Writings of Zulfikar Ghose (1993); Configurations of Exile: South Asian Writers and Their World (1995) and Dark Antonyms and Paradise: The Poetry of Rienzi Crusz (1997).
"...cover[s] a great deal of interesting ground...a valuable resource." --The Toronto Review
Other titles by Chelva Kanaganayakam
Uprooting the Pumpkin
Selections from Sri Lankan Tamil Literature, 1950-2012
In Our Translated World
You Cannot Turn Away
World Without Walls
Being Human, Being Tamil
Three Tamil Poets
Essays in Tamil Studies
History and Imagination
Tamil Culture in the Global Context
Counterrealism and Indo-Anglian Fiction
The Shifting Spaces in Canadian Literature