Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Sarang mss., ca.1977–2008, consist of correspondence, manuscripts notes, etc. of Indian writer Vilas Sarang. Sarang, considered to be one of the most significant modernist Marathi writers, was born in 1942 in Karwar on the west coast of India. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Elphinstone College and his Ph.D. from Bombay University. Sarang obtained a second Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University in 1974. He has taught in Iraq and Kuwait, and from 1988 was for many years head of the English Department at the University of Bombay (Mumbai). Writing in both English and Marathi, Sarang has published books of criticism, poetry, short fiction and novels. His stories have also been translated into French and German, and have appeared in magazines around the world.

Acquired: 2008

Collection size: 750 items

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