Rewriting Indian History: Colonial Encounters in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Last Queen and Basavaraj Naikar’s The Queen of Kittur

Author: 

Laxmiprasad, P. V., Ph.D., Department of English, Satavahana University (India)

In this incisive new book, P. V. Laxmiprasad addresses two great Indian queens, Rani Chennamma of Kittur and Rani Jindan Kaur of Punjab, as characters in Indian fiction. The Queen of Kittur by Basavaraj Naikar highlights the themes of honor and glory, patriotism and freedom, betrayal and defeat of the royal family of Kittur as revealed by the life of Rani Chennamma. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel The Last Queen retells the life of Jindan Kaur of Punjab, a fearless queen whom history seems to have forgotten. Both the novels are precious jewels in Indian literature. Laxmiprasad’s critical evaluation contextualizes female Indian royalty as a subject in historical fiction and rising nationalism, heroism, and solidarity

Market: 
Literature, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, Post-Colonial Literature, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Basavaraj Naikar, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Release Date: 
August 15, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532524 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Publisher: 

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