FICTIONAL REPRESENTATIONS OF LONDON IN INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH
For the Indian/natives of East, London has different levels of associations that keep changing with the times. Besides these obvious associations there underlie certain subtle associations as well which are linked to the textual images of England. One often comes across descriptions of mornings and evenings in English novels, which are not only poetic but romantic. The paper discusses and analyses the idea of London and its multi-dimensional perceptions in the writings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Chaudhuri and Prafulla Mohanti. It seeks to portray a collage of images and ideas of England/London represented in autobiographical fictions in Indian writing in English.
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