This is a collection of seminar papers presented at the International Seminar of the same title, held on 20 and 21 January, 2004 at the Department of English, Dayanand College, Ajmer.
Dedication: For our Gurus (Late) Prof. K.C. Sharma & Prof. A. Janaki Ram
Epigraph: One ignorant of the land asks of one who knows it; he travels forwards, instructed by the knowing guide. This, indeed, is the blessing of instruction One finds the path that leads straight onward.=Akshetravit kshetravidam hayaprat sa preti kshetravidanushishta etat vai bhardram anushasanasyo ta srutim vindatyaanjasinam. Rg Veda X 32.7
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Bennett's article provides a brief survey of some of the earliest Australian short stories, from the 1820s to the 1870s, giving a sense of the 'lively and engaging storytelling' of early colonial Australia (11).
Rai's article argues that Scott's True Country points towards a 'collaborative culture' in which a renewal of relationships may overcome the 'colonial culture of racism, stereotypes and misrepresentations' (50). Rai draws attention to the role of learning collaboratively, including the act of writing collaboratively, in bringing about this renewal.