Kamala Purnaiya Taylor, who often used her pseudo name Kamala Markandaya, was born in Bangalore in 1924. Born in a traditional Brahman family Markandaya made an effort to know not just the city in which she lived but also the rural areas of the state. She was educated at the University of Madras in Chennai and worked briefly for a weekly newspaper before immigrating to England in 1948 with her English husband Bertrand Taylor. She died in England in May 2004. All of Markandaya's novels reveal her deep preoccupation with the changing Indian social and political scene. She often expresses the feel of her careful, conscious craftsmanship and also the skilful use of the English language for creative purposes. She excels in recording the inner workings of the minds of her characters, their personal confusions and social confrontations. She attempted to portray them as individuals growing into themselves, unfolding the delicate processes of their being and becoming. In their encounter with an alien political power, the ant colonial or anti-imperialist attitudes are powerfully expressed and Markandaya's major characters project these viewpoints.
Synopsis: Some Inner Fury is a semi-autobiographical story . The story is narrated in a nice manner. The intricacies of life are made clear in different parts of the novel. This is the story of a young woman in love with an Englishman. The duration was the riotous time of 1940s when India was fighting for independence. In Some Inner Fury, which was published in 1955, is a masterpiece by Markandaya. In this creation she probed the east-west conflict through the dilemma of Mira, who was in love with an Englishman. The dilemma of their mindset was expressed in an excellent style.
The novel 'Some Inner Fury' by Kamala Markandaya was published by Putnam in 1955.
The remarkable novel " The inner fury" set against the backdrop of political unrest of the 40s reverberates the essence of the east west conflicts of that era. A rare book by Kamala Markandya, Some inner fury is somewhat an autobiographical novel. Written in lucid language and backed with apt presentation the novel some inner fury brings out the best of Kamala Markandaya.
(Last Updated on : 31-07-2014)
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