Comparative study of literature in the same language or in different languages through translation seems imperative today as it contributes to critical scholarship and revaluation of literature. Such studies with their multilingual range not only widen the horizons of knowledge but also contribute to the better understanding of one work of literature in the light of the other having striking similarities or conspicuous contrasts. Critics like Arnold also prescribed the comparative method for discovering the nerve of literature. Glimpses of Comparative Literature is an attempt to throw light on such subjects as Eastern and Western poetics, ontology of language, colonial and postcolonial literature, modernism and postmodernism, translation studies and a few other aspects of literature. No literature in modern age may claim to be an independent and isolated unit. Its national boundary of alienation must give way to de-alienation and intercommunion on a universal level. Only then it may serve some useful purpose for the human race. With these ends in view, papers on a similarity of themes have been included so that they may give an incentive to the readers for refining their taste in the appreciation of literature.
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Ram Prakash Pradhan is a gold medalist in M.A. (English) from the university of Allahabad. He got his D.Phil. degree on Saul Bellow from the same university. At present, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, V.S.S.D. College, Kanpur. His three books—Studies in the Romantic Poets; The Woman in the Novels of Saul Bellow; and Contemporary English Literature—have received an overwhelming response. He is co-editor of prestigious journal Illuminati. He has contributed several research papers on different literary subjects in journals of great repute. His areas of interest include contemporary fiction, mainly Afro-American, Canadian and Anglo-Indian fiction.