Kathana Bharathi is a collection of twenty literary critical essays on modern classics written in various Indian languages viz., Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Guajarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu. Indian authors discussed in the book include the popular writers like Alok Bhalla, Amrita Pritam, Begum Roquia Sakhawat Hussain, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Bhisham Sahni, Chandrashekhara Kambara, Girish Raghunath Karnad, Gopinath Mohanty, Janaki Srinivasa Murthy (Vaidehi), Kamala Surayya, Kota Shivaram Karanth, Laxman Mane, Mahasweta Devi, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Munshi Premchand, Pannalal Nanalal Patel, Rabindranath Tagore, Saadat Hasan Manto, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy and Yashpal. The twenty literary critical essays review, introduce, discuss and interpret their selected writings. These articles examine how the great Indian writers have reacted and responded to their time and space in the last one hundred and fifty years. Colonial experience, the trauma of partition and the socio political developments of the post-independence era have found expression in the form of powerful narratives and metaphors in the writings of these writers. T P Ashoka?s Kathana Bharathi is a critique of these writings. These studies in modern Indian literature are valuable contribution to modern Indian literary criticism. The book provides an interesting reading not only to students of literature, researchers and teachers but also appeals to the general readers.