The Department of English J.J..College of Arts and Science Sivapuram Pudukkottai. Arranged a special lecture on New Dimensions in Indian Fiction in English at 11 am on Monday 29.11.2021

The Resource Person was Dr S. Ponkarthikeyan, Assistant Professor of English,Rajagopalasamy Government arts college Mannarkudi. Professor S.Selvi,Head of the Dept. introduced the Chief Guest as an eloquent Speaker and enthusiastic teacher of Literature. He has done his doctoral research on Amitav Ghosh and explored the post modern elements in them. Professor Ponkarthikeyan referred to the novel as the most resilient of Literary forms. It had grown in tune with contemporary critical trends and concepts of the world and man's place in it. We have different strands in fiction like psychological,Sociological, Meta - physical post - colonial post modern and diasporic. This variety is reflected in the work of Amitav Ghosh. Starting with 'The circle of reason' through the Ibis trilogy, to his most recent works. Ghosh has kept pace with the stream of themes, ideas and narrative techniques. He has been an experimenter in fiction and in his efforts he has not been alone. Many writers have kept him company in this common pursuit and the most famous names are Chitra Bannerji Devakaruni, Aravind Adiga, Anita Nair, Shobha De and host of others. There have also been significant contribution from Feminist writers like Arundhathi Roy and Kiran Desai.

Translation from the fiction of Indian languages have also enriched, Indian fiction in English. Thus the field of Indian fiction in English presents fertile field for committed researchers to explore relationship between and among writers through comparison and contrast.

earlier S.Keerthana 1st M.A welcomed the gathering and towards close T.Adeickala Sowmya of 1st M.A proposed the vote of thanks.