ROMAN Critical Context brings together the very best of contemporary critical thinking and a selection of earlier commentaries. This collection of critical essays on ANITA DESAI’S THE FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN provides in-depth intellectual and critical analysis of the text from a broad scholarly perspective. By examining different issues surrounding the illusive, enigmatic and often controversial topics related to The Fire on the Mountain this anthology acts like an indispensable companion to the readers.
A.N. Dwivedi is a Professor of English at the University of Allahabad, Allahabad (U.P.). During his University days, Dr. Dwivedi was a recipient of the State Bursary for four years. Dr. Dwivedi has published about a dozen books of literary criticism, including two on T.S. Eliot, and about seventy research papers and articles in various journals and periodicals of the country and abroad, such an Indian Literature, Commonwealth, Quarterly, Language Forum, Creative Forum, IJAS, WLWE (U.S.A.), JSAL (U.S.A.), Explicator (U.S.A.), WLT (U.S.A.) and Reviews Journal (Australia). He has also contributed about half a dozen poems in translation (from Hindi into English) to Voices of Emergency edited by Prof. John O. Perry and published simultaneously from India and America. Dr. Dwivedi is listed in the International Who’s who (in “Men of Achievement”, “Register of Intellectuals”, etc.) of Cambridge, U.K., in the Book of Honor published by the A.B.I., Inc., of Raleigh North Carolina, U.S.A., and in the International Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement of Cambridge, England. He has participated in a number of national seminars and conferences, and has delivered talks and recited his poems in English over the A.I.R. He is on the board of advisors for the literary journals like CANOPY, THE VEDIC PATH and QUEST.