Reviews & References
Literary Reviews & References
[Editor's note: References most recently added are listed first.]
Ruskin Bond, Strangers in the Night, Penguin India, 2000, reference.
P. Lal, "Literary Traditions — 6, Indian Writing in English," The Illustrated Weekly of India, Oct. 25, 1964, review.
John Maria, "Bookworm: A Fine Jubilee of  Books," Jetwings magazine, date unknown, reference.
Homi Bhabha, commentary in conversation with Ms. Naseem Khan, "BBC World Services Broadcast, 'Good Books' Series," Feb./Mar. 1993, review.
Shiv K. Kumar, "Borrowed Plumage…," The Hindustan Times, March 30, 1986, review.
Mukund Padmanabhan et al., [title illegible], Sunday, Dec. 10, 1988, reference.
Rahul Goswami, "Muchfully fascinatingest! Or How The New Yorker Grapples with Indian Writing," Sunday Mid-day, July 20, 1997, reference.
Manjula Padmanabhan, "Cocktail Snakes," Indian Review of Books, Aug-Sept.,1997, reference.
Geeta Doctor, "Tales from the Babalog," Indian Review of Books, Aug-Sept.,1997, reference.
Vijay Nambisan, "Golden Jalebi," Indian Review of Books, Aug-Sept.,1997, reference.
Prof. Barj Kachru, "Multiculturalism in Australia — Global Cultural Diversity Conference," 1995, reference.
Adil Jussawalla, "Who Needs Novels," Debonair, Dec., 1988, reference.
M.G. Radhakrishnan, "Voluminous Effort," India Today, June 16, 1997, reference.
Tim McGirk, "Venomous Vipers," review of Gita Mehta's Snakes and Ladders, Time, May 26, 1997, reference.
Muneeza Shamsie, "They Made Their Mark," Dawn (dawn.com), April 9, 2000, reference.
Salman Rushdie, "There is a Kind of Buzz Around Indian Writing in English," interview by Swapan Dasgupta, India Today, July 14, 1997, reference.
Rehan Ansari, "The White Lankan (on the Sage of Toronto: Michael Ondaatje," Mid-Day, Nov. 21, 2002, reference.
Khushwant Singh, "The Indo-Anglians," review of The Twice Born Fiction by Meenakshi Mukherjee, The Illustrated Weekly of India, April 9, 1972, reference.
Dom Moraes, "The Great Indian Novel [contribution]," Debonair, Aug., 1989, reference.
Mehram Yaar, "Kenya Showcases Heritage of Asians in East Africa, The East African, April 3, 2000, reference.
K. Natwar Singh, "At Random [column]: Some Old Friends and New Faces," The Asian Age, Dec. 8, 2000, reference.
Maya Jaggi, "Rushdie's Children," Books newsletter, Feb. 25, 1998, reference.
Tarun J. Tejpal, "Rushdie and the Sea of Prejudice [review of Salman Rushdie's The Vintage Book of Indian Writing, 1947-97]," Outlook, July 16, 1997, reference.
Tarun J. Tejpal, "Reaching for the Skies [review of Adam Zameenzad's Cyrus Cyrus]," India Today, May 13, 1992, reference.
Shushmita Dutt, "Somehow Lacking Punch," review of The Drunk Tantra (Ranga Rao), Indian Review of Books, Mar.-Apr., 1995, reference.
Kaveree Bamzai, "Portable India: For the 'Fifty-fifty of the Species', or the Indian English Reader, Rushdie and Co-editor Elizabeth West Don't Do Half-bad a Job [review of Salman Rushdie's The Vintage Book of Indian Writing, 1947-97]," Indian Express, July 27, 1997, reference.
Tarun J. Tejpal, "The loneliness of the Long Distance Runner," Outlook, Nov. 22, 1995, reference.
Shashi Tharoor, "Faint Echoes: Desani Belies His Genius," India Today, March 11, 1991, review.
P.S. Sundaram, "Indo-Anglian Literature," Eve's Weekly, Aug. 13-19, 1977, reference.
R. Raj Rao, "Indian Writing in English: East Meets West, Gentleman, Jan., 1999, reference.
Salman Rushdie, "Mohandas Gandhi," Time 100, date unknown, reference.
Prema Nandakumar, "From Dean Mahomed to Roy," The Hindu, Sept. 6, 1998, reference.
Salman Rushdie, "Describing Reality is a Political Act, Express Magazine, March 18,1984, reference.
S. Rangarajan, "Literary Review: Cover Story, 75 Years On," The Hindu, May 21, 2000, reference.
Ramesh Chandran, "Letter from America: Century's 100 Great Novels," The Sunday Times of India, July 26, 1998, reference.
Dom Moraes, "Breasts and the Rest," Sunday Mid-Day, Jan. 17, 1988, reference.
"Books That Made a Difference," Business India, Aug. 11-24, 1997, reference.
Khushwant Singh, "Blue Hawaii Yoghurt," Outlook, May 28, 2001, reference.
"Author Focus: G.V. Desani," india.com, Feb. 17, 2000.
Rehan Ansari, "As Desi as Desani," Mid-day, Nov. 14, 2002.
Mini Kapoor, "Ulysses Revisited : Tabulating the  Great Works of Our Times Can Be a Perilous Exercise," Outlook, Aug. 8, 1998, reference.
Sonia Jabbar, "Indian Fictions [on The New Yorker's 'India' edition]," The India Magazine of Her People and Culture, August, 1997, reference.
Samuel Mathai, "English for Unity," The illustrated Weekly of India, Jan. 13, 1974, reference.
Sagarika Ghose, "English 'Chutneyfied'," Outlook, Oct. 27, 1997, reference.
Basavaraj S. Naikar, "All About H. Hatterr: A Philosophical Comedy," Studies in Indian Fiction in English, edited by G.S. Balarama Gupta, JIWE Publications, 1987; and Commonwealth Literature: A Kaleidoscopic Vision, Atlantic Publishers, Sept. 2019.
Tarun J. Tejpal, "A Fluent Flowering: The '80s Books," India Today, Jan. 15, 1990, reference.
Ramesh Chandran, " 'The New Yorker' Celebrates Indian Fiction," "Letter From America" column, The Times of India, June 22, 1997, references.
The South Asian Literature Society (SASIALIT) contains many references to G.V. Desani and All About H. Hatterr.
K Natwar Singh, "What We Need to Know About H. Hatterr," Sunday Guardian, June 12, 2021, review.
Githa Hariharan, "All About H," Indian Express, March 29, 2009, review.
Nilanjana S Roy, "The Return of H Hatterr," Business-Standard, New Delhi, June 14, 2013.
Richard Oram, "The Return of Mr. Hatterr," Ransom Center Magazine, Sept. 1, 2007, brief article upon acquisition of G.V. Desani's papers including the original manuscript of All About H. Hatterr.
Karthik Venkatesh, "The Tyranny of the Blank Page," www.livemint.com, Mar. 18, 2018, reference.
Rita Joshi, "Nations and Alienations: Diaspora in Recent Indian Fiction," "India International Centre Quarterly," (Vol. 31, No. 1, Summer 2004), reference.
Srinivas Aravamudan, "Postcolonial Affiliations: Ulysses and All About H. Hatterr," Chap. 7, Transcultural Joyce, Karen R. Lawrence, Ed., University of California, Irvine, 1998.
Smita R. Shettar, "Modernist Elements in G.V. Desani's All About H. Hatterr," The Criterion, An International Journal in English, Feb., 2018.
All About H. Hatterr, Talking Book and Braille Library Online Catalog, Patrick Horgan, narrator.
Library of Congress, G.V. (Govindas Vishnoodas) Desani, reference.
Jason R. Marley, " 'Misunderstanding is Universally Rampant': Misinterpretation, Mistranslation, and Colonial Authority in G.V. Desani's All About H. Hatterr," Johns Hopkins University Press, Vol. 43, No. 4, Fall, 2016.
Kaustav Chakraborty, "Selected Indian-English Fiction: A Critique of Indian Nationalism," thesis, Dept. of English, University of North Bengal, 2007, reference.
Amy L. Friedman, "G.V. Desani's Postcolonial Menippean Satiric Subversions," Postcolonial Satire: Indian Fiction and the Reimagining of Menippean Satire, Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, 2020, reference.
Open.ac.uk, "BBC Indian Section of the Eastern Service," reference.
Dinah Birch, editor, The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.), Oxford University Press, 2009, reference.
Harry Rutherford, "All About H. Hatterr…", heracliteanfire.net, review.
John Park, "All About Mr Hatterr," Words Across Time blog, Sept. 26, 2016, review.
Author unknown, "New Breed Novelists," The Week, July 28, 1996, reference.
P.S. Sundaram, "Indo-Anglian Literature," Eve's Weekly, Aug. 13-19, 1977, reference.
Arghya Jana, "The Novel - A Short Journey," Arghya Jana Literature Guide (blog), reference.
Ruvani Ranasinha, South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation, Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, 2007, references.
Paratha Basu, reviewing Shehan Karunatilak's Chinaman, reference.
Mark Stein, Black British Literature, Ohio State University Press, 2004, reference.
Britannica.com, "Types of Novels: Cult, or Coterie, Novels", reference.
Alistair Davies and Alan Sinfield, eds., British Culture of the Postwar, reference in Minoli Salgado's chapter on Salman Rushdie.
New York Review of Books, All About H. Hatterr, promotional with small sample.
TheModernNovel.org, biographical reference and synopsis of All About H. Hatterr.
Revolvy.com, version of G.V. Desani biography.
Kirkus Review (for booksellers), HALI and Collected Stories.
Kirkus Review (for booksellers), All About H. Hatterr, possibly of the first edition.
Jaya Bhattacharji Rose's "Confessions of an Avid Bibliophile" blog, "G.V. Desani Posts."
jrank.org, G.V. Desani biographical reference.
Tony Messenger, "Messenger's Booker" blog, review, Nov. 16, 2018.
Oxford index of "G.V. Desani", references.
Paul Sharrad, "G.V. Desani", in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950, 2016.
C.M. Naim, Repository & Archive, "Raja Rao to C.M. Naim", reference.
Philip Toynbee, "A Comic Masterpiece," Observer, 1970, review, All About H. Hatterr.
D.J. Enright, "Take It Don't Leave It", The Listener, June 18, 1970, review, All About H. Hatterr.
Meenakshi Mukherjee, "The Twice Born Fiction, Themes and Techniques of the Indian Novel in English," Heinemann, New Delhi, London, 1972, reference.
Tabish Khair, "Whose Identity is it Anyway?", The Guardian, Nov. 12, 2005. Reference.
Zulfikar Ghose, "The Unforgettable Hatterr," DAWN (dawn.com), April 9, 2017.
Anirban Nanda, "A Forgotten Indian Masterpiece: All About H. Hatterr by G.V. Desani," review, April 18, 2016, blog entry.
C.M. Naim, "A Note on 'On About H. Hatterr' ", Vol. 1, No. 3 (1964), Mahfil (Continued by Journal of South Asian Literature), Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, Carlo Coppola, et al., editors.
Bhavya Tiwari, "Beyond English: Translating Modernism in the Global South", PhD dissertation, UT Austin, Dec., 2014.
T.J.S. George, "Don't Forget the Golden Age," Mainstream, VOL LI, No. 1, Dec. 22, 2012 [Annual]. Reference.
B.R. Agrawal and M.P. Sinha, Major Trends in the Post-independence Indian English Fiction, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2003. Reference.
K.D. Verma, The Indian Imagination, Critical Essays on Indian Writing in English [Google scan], St. Martin's Press, NY, NY, 2000. Reference, chapter 1, "Indian Writing in English: Structure of Consciousness, Literary History and Critical Theory."
Snehal Ashok Shingavi, "The Mahatma Misunderstood: the Politics and Forms of South Asian Literary Nationalism," doctorial dissertation, UC Berkeley, Fall, 2009. Reference.
Jeffra Hays, All About H. Hatterr, review, Dactyle Review, March, 2012.
Renditions of G.V. Desani Wikipedia page, infogalactic.com, wikivisually.com, peoplepill.com, wikiwand.com.
Michael Dirda, All About G.V. Desani, review of two books, Washington Post, Feb. 9, 1992.
Anon. on forumotion.com's Coffeehouse forum, reproduced most of G.V. Desani's "Come, or Correspond, Ezra Pound", with a brief discussion of author copyright and reader comments, July, 2011. Apparently the same author posted a subset of the same poem on anothersubcontinent.com, March, 2007.
Richard Oram, Throwback Thursday — 1948's All About H. Hatterr, Cultural Compass, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2007.
Mukesh Williams, Technique and Configuration of the Indian Novel in English: Desani's All About H. Hatterr, Soka University Repository, Aliso Viejo, California, 2009.
Atabi Saha, Scanning G.V. Desani's Hatterr Through the Lens of Colonial Mimicry, BEST: International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 6, June, 2016. Research paper.
Naseem Khan, "All About Desani: G.V. Desani was Feted By Literary England. Then He Disappeared...," Sunday Independent, UK, Aug., 1993.
Amit Shankar Saha, Exile Literature and the Diasporic Indian Writer, Rupkatha Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall, 2009, reference.
Gautam Premnath, "Studies in World Literature in English: Postcolonial Classics," UC Berkeley, Fall, 2011, syllabus.
Ruksana Abdul-Majid, "India for the Plain Hell of It": G.V. Desani's The Indian Journal (1951-58)", Journal of commonwealth Literature, Vol. 51, Issue 3, Sept., 2016, research article [downloadable for $37.50].
Ruksana Abdul-Majid, Blackwell Reference Online, "Desani, G.V.", biographical note.
jrank.org search engine, G.V. Desani Biography, etc., reference.
Sehgal, Parul, NPR, "Lost and Found: Five Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting," July 16, 2013, reference.
Abby H.P. Werlock, Ed., The Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story, Second Edition, 2010, biographical reference.
D.M. Burjorjee, "The Dialogue in G.V. Desani's All About H. Hatterr," World Literature Written in English, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1974
Andrew Goldstone, Hatterr Abroad: G.V. Desani on the Stage of World Literature, Contemporary Literature, Nov., 2014.
Andrew Goldstone, Hatterr Abroad in Contemporary Literature, blog entry, Nov., 2014.
Andrew Goldstone, Export Duties, Arcade Literary Journal (digital), Stanford University, blog entry, 2011.
The Atlantic Companion to Literature in English, Mohit K. Ray, Ed., Atlantic Publishers and DistributorsP) Ltd., New Delhi, 2007.
KP Deep'ak, Literarism, The Republic of Letters (literarism.blagspot.com), March, 2011.
Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters, Basic Books, New York, 2002.
Zukfikar Ghose, column for Dawn (dawn.com), The Growth of Orwell's 'Strange Phenomenon', Aug. 31, 2014.
Emma Bainbridge and Florian Stadtler, "Calling from London, Talking to India: South Asian Networks at the BBC and the Case of G.V. Desani," India in Britain — South Asian Networks and Connections, 1858-1950, Susheila Nasta, editor, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, 2013. Also see longer excerpts of this chapter in Google Books.
Emma Bainbridge, "Ball-Bearings All the Way, and Never a Dull Moment!", an Analysis of the Writings of G.V. Desani, unpublished PhD thesis (University of Kent at Canterbury, 2003.
Ketaki Goswami, Mulk Raj Anand: Early Novels, PHI Learning Private Ltd., New Delhi, 2009, reference.
"G.V. Desani's Oeuvre: A Brief Overview" (chapter 5), Mallikarjun Patil, Indian Writing in English, Rama Kundu, editor, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, India, 2003.
Anon., jrank.org, G.V. Desani biographical note, undated.
Andrew Goldstein, Hatterr Abroad: G.V. Desani on the Stage of World Literature, U. Wisconsin, a collection of Google Scholar references, 2014.
GV Desani, biographical note, themodernnovel.org, Feb. 18, 2015.
GV Desani's Journal: The Manuscript Diaries of the First Modern Indian Writer in English, conversation between Anushka Jasraj and Reksana Majid, scroll.in, June 9, 2015.
Anon., Heraclitean Fire (heracliteanfile.net), Hatterr, date unknown.
Piciucco, Pier Paolo, A Companion to Indian Fiction in English, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, India, 2004.
John, Binoo K, Entry from Backside Only, numerous Hatterr references, Penguin Books, New Delhi, India, 2007.
Salil Tripathi, liveMint (livemint.com), "Can't Take Bombay Out of the Boy", Jan. 19, 2012.
Pierre Bayard (translated by Suzanne Menghraj), Guernica (guernicamag.com), "In Praise of Failure", May 10, 2009.
S. Subramanian, Oxford University Press blog (blog.oup.com), Speaking of India, Dec., 2013,reference and commentary.
E. Dawson Varughese, Reading New India, Chap. 1, Bloomsbury Academic 2013, reference.
Anil Menon (anilmenon.com), Love in a Hot Climate, Tel: Stories, Jay Lake (eds). Wheatland Press, 2005, a short story dedicated to Desani and greatly inspired by the writing style in Hatterr.
Patrick Anderson, The Spectator, Man of Parts: All About H. Hatterr, May 15, 1970. Book review.
Loretta M. Mijares, South Indian Review, " 'The Fetishism of the Original': Anglo-Indian History and Literature in I. Allan Sealy's The Trotter-Nama", 2003 (Vol. 24, Num. 2), references.
'Talk (The Intelligent Bangalorean's Must-read Weekly), "When Writer's Pick Favorites (The Best in Indian Fiction: 50 Writers, 50 Books)", reference, June 21, 2013.
The Daily Beast, "The Heirs of Joyce's Ulysses", Joshua Cohen, June 15, 2010. Reference as "The Indian Ulysses."
A History of Indian Literature in English, "Novelists of the 1930s and 1940s", Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Columbia University Press, 2003 (406 pp.).
Guru English: South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language, "Debunking Gurus", Srinivas Aravamudan, Google eBook, 2011.
Asian American Playwrights: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, "Govindas Vishnudas Desani," Uppinder Mehan, compendium edited by Miles Xian Liu, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.
The Paris Review (theparisreview.org), "What We're Loving: Carson, Hatterr, Fidel", multiple authors, Feb., 2013.
Priiyanka Miglani, review, "Meenakshi Mukherjee's 'The Anxiety of Indianness' in G.V. Desani's ... Hatterr", International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 4, No. 10, Oct., 2015.
John Hinds, a former student and assistant to G.V. Desani, created and maintained desani.net which includes a description of an unpublished literary compendium by Desani which the author called The Rissala. The blog also contains an unusually detailed image of the Indian goddess Ganapata a.k.a. Ganesha; a detailed discussion regarding a reading of Nadi texts that Prof. Desani provided to some of his ex-students; and notes from conversations Mr. Hinds had with Desani which provided a bit of insight into Desani's personal philosophy. A scanned handwritten letter to Mr. Hinds from Desani and a copy of an invitation to the two public lectures Desani delivered during his semester teaching at Boston University in 1981 at the invitation of it's then-president John Silber is also included.)
Postcolonialweb.org, "Damme, This is the Oriental Scene For You! -- Rushdie's Defense of Contemporary Indo-Anglian Fiction," Benjamin Graves, a note on The New Yorker's 1997 special fiction edition dedicated to India.
ARIEL, Eric D. Smith, Ambiguity at its Best!: Historicizing G.V. Desani's All About H. Hatterr, Vol. 40, No. 2-3, 2009. (Ambiguity at Its Best!... is available as an eBook through iTunes ($5.99 as of 2013).)
Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel, National and Cosmopolitan Narratives in English, Neelam Srivastava, Routledge, London and New York, 2008.
"Formative Influences on Sir Salman Rushdie" (excerpt), Prabha Parmar, Language in India, Vol. 10, 2010.
The Society of British Theatre Designers, "Gloriously Impure:" in reference to the work of artist Keith Khan, "Anthony Burgess wrote in his 1970 introduction to that extraordinary book All About H. Hatterr by G.V. Desani....", 2011.
C.L. Innes, A History of Black and Asian Writing in Britain, Cambridge University Press, 2002, reference.
Depak Singh Badal, Literarism blogspot, All About H. Hatterr: G.V. Desani.
"Joshi, Arun", Mallikarjun Patil, Encyclopaedia of Literature in English, M.K. Bhatnager, editor. Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2001. Reference.
"More than 'priestly mumbo-jumbo': religion and authorship in All About H. Hatterr", Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Amardeep Singh, 2010. Essay.
"Rogues of Modernity", Ian Almond, Wiley Online Library. Reference.
"G.V. Desani: Writer and Worldview", Molly Ramanujan (also wrote as Shouri Daniels, Molly Daniels-Ramanujan, and Molly A. Daniels-Ramanujan), Arnold-Heinemann, New Delhi, 1984, 172 pp. Also possibly published by Liverpool (1988) and Lucas Publications (1987). The book seems to be out-of-print but is apparently available in several libraries worldwide.
"Raja Rao and Arundhiti Roy's Indianization of English in Their Fiction", The Fiction of Raja Rao, Rajeshwar Mittapalli and Pier Paolo Piciucco, editors, Atlantic Publishers, Delhi, 2001. Reference.
"Style Range in New English Literatures", Ann Lowry, The Other Tongue, English across Cultures, Braj B. Kachru, editor. University of Illinois, 1982. Reference.
"The Method in the Madness: A Thematic Analysis of All About H. Hatterr", M.K. Naik. Perspectives on Indian Fiction in English, M.K. Naik, editor. Hans Raj Gupta & Sons, New Delhi, 1985.
Indian English Novel in the Nineties, Sheobhushan Skhkla and Anu Shukla, editors, 2002. Reference.
"Recent Indian Fiction in English: An Overview", Sunanda Mongia, 1997. Reference.
"Intertexts: Hatterr and Trotter", The Indian English Novel Priyamvada Gopal. Part of the Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures.
"Towards a Decolonized English: South Asian Creativity in Fiction", World Englishes, Wimal Dissanayake, Feb., 2007. Reference.
The Master's Language and its Indian Uses, Christian Mair, editor. Reference.
A note on G.V. Desani's All about H. Hatterr and Hali, Russell, Peter and Singh, Khushwant (eds.), London, 1952. (Comments and summarizes discussion of All About H. Hatterr and Hali.)
Writing black Britain 1948-1998: An interdisciplinary anthology. Excerpts of All About H. Hatterr.
Perspectives on Indian Fiction in English, M.K. Naik editor. Reference.
Indian Literature,"Desai Versus Desani: Norms of Appreciation", Raja Narasimha, July-December, 1973, Vol. XVI, (Nos. 283).
The Second Writers Workshop Literary Reader, P. Lal (ed.), "G.V. Desani", S.V. Vasudev, Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1973.
Studies in Modern Indian Fiction in English, Vol. 2, H.M. Williams, Chapter VI, "Govind Desani and Others", Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1973, (pp. 17).
World Literature Written in English, "Dialogue in G.V. Desani's All About H. Hatterr", Prof. D.M. Bujorjee (Montgomery College) in Vol. 13, No. 2., University of Texas at Arlington, 1974.
Themes in Indo-Anglian Literature, M.D. Melwani, Chapter 21, "Introducing G.V. Desani's Work", (p. 100), Prakesh Book Depot, Bareilly, 1977.
"Novel as Gesture or What Has G.V. Desani in Common with Heller, Shakespeare, Freud, Defoe, Hopkins ...", S.C. Harrex, the Flanders University of South Australia (paper read at Jawaharlal University, New Delhi, January, 1977, ACLAL Conference).
"G.V. Desani's Hali", paper read at ACLAL Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, January, 1977, by K.S. Ramamurti (Truchy).
Considerations, M. Mukherjee (ed.), Chapter 8, "The Strangeness of G.V. Desani", by R. Narasimhan, Allied Publishers, New Delhi, 1977.
The Fire and the Offering: The English Language Novel of India, 1935-1970, Vol. II, S.C. Harrex, Chapter VI, "G.V. Desani: Mad Hatterr Sage", pp. 37, Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1978.
The Critical Response, "The Counterfeit Hero: Desani's Hatterr and Naipaul's Ralph Sing", D. Raghuacharyulu, pp.27?137, MacMillan, Madras, 1980.
Modern Indian Fiction, an episode in, All About H. Hatterr (pp. 15), Profs. Shahane and S. Cowasji (University of Regina), Vikas, Delhi, 1981.
G.V. Desani, Writer and Worldview, M. Ramanuja7n, Arnold-Heinemann, Delhi, (pp. 172), 1984.
Dimensions of Indian English Literature, M.K. Naik, Chapter 11, "Colonial Experience in All About H. Hatterr, (pp. 10), Sterling Publishers PVT LTD, New Delhi, 1984.
The Literary Criterion, "G.V. Desani: All About H. Hatterr", C.N. Srinath, Mysore, 1985.
Studies in Indian Fiction in English, G.S.B. Gupta (ed.), chapter entitled, "All About H. Hatterr: A Philosophical Comedy", JIWE Publications, Gulbargo (India), 1987.
Contemporary Novelists in English, University of New York, Albany. (Includes a summary of All About H. Hatterr by Prof. Parry D. Westbrook.) (No date.)
Counterrealism and Indo-Anglian Fiction, Chelva Kanaganayakam, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002. Chapter 3, "H. Hatterr and Sauce Anglaise: G.V. Desani", pp. 51-73.
Introduction, The Vintage Book of Indian Writing: 1947-1997, edited by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West, Vintage Publishers, London, 1998.
On the far side of baa: Salvaging the Enchanted in All About H. Hatterr, Jan Küveler, Ein Moderner Web site (pp. 24), Columbia University, 2005.
A Talent(ed) Digger, Creations, Cameos, and Essays in honour of Anna Rutherford, article entitled, "The Post-Colonial Gesture", Paul Sharrad, Rodopi, Amsterdam - Atlanta, GA, 1996. Portions available as of this writing at the following link.
Re-Introducing All About H. Hatterr, Amardeep Singh, Assistant Professor of English, Lehigh University web site, 2005.
Srinivas Aravamudan, Post-colonial affiliations: Ulysses and All About H. Hatterr. Portions of the essay available via Google Books.
The Indian Novel in English, Jorg-Dieter Riemenschneider, Muse India, the Literary Journal, 2005.
A Thousand Years of the Novel, Namita Gokhale, The Hindu, March, 2001.
Making Britain (Discover How South Asians Shaped the Nation, 1870-1950) includes some addresses where Desani lived in the U.K. It identifies his first arrival in Britain as Jan. 1, 1926 (that would be age 27) and provides a brief biographical note, including some information on his early years in Britain. The Open University, London.
G.V. Desani blog (desani.net), maintained by John Hinds.
Google Scholar collates and publishes hundreds of references and citations on Desani and his writings. Some of the references above are undoubtedly duplicated by Google's data robot.