Vilas Sarang was born in 1942 in Karwar, a tiny coastal town to the south of Maharashtra on the West coast of India. His father, of the non-Brahmin Bhandari caste (traditionally a sea-going caste), hailed from Malwan and was a magistrate. His mother came from Ratnagiri and reared six sons of whom Vilas Sarang is the youngest. He studied in Marathi, the regional language, until high school, then attended Elphinstone College, Bombay, and obtained a doctorate in English Literature from Bombay University. From 1971 to 1974, Sarang studied in Bloomington, Indiana, from where he obtained a second doctorate in Comparative Literature under the direction of Professor Breon Mitchell. He spent five years in Iraq (1974 to 1979) where he taught …
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Dsouza, Florence. "Vilas Sarang". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 January 2003
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