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- Fordham University Press 2009; US$ 74.99
Can the subaltern joke? Christi A. Merrill answers by invoking riddling, oral-based fictions from Hindi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, and Urdu that dare to laugh at what traditions often keep hidden-whether spouse abuse, ethnic violence, or the uncertain legacies of a divinely wrought sex change. Herself a skilled translator, Merrill uses these examples to... more...
- Sunrise Publishers and Distributors 2008; US$ 30.00
This book explains the concepts of modernism and postmodernism, and examines their impact on contemporary art, architecture, Philosophy and literature. Further dealing with Structuralism and post-structuralism, it presents a detailed account of lives and works of major theorists, including Jacques Derrida, Jacques-Marie-Emile Lacan, Jean Baudrilland,... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 39.95
In Flesh and Fish Blood Subramanian Shankar breaks new ground in postcolonial studies by exploring the rich potential of vernacular literary expressions. Shankar pushes beyond the postcolonial Anglophone canon and works with Indian literature and film in English, Tamil, and Hindi to present one of the first extended explorations of representations... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1996; US$ 132.00
India has a rich literary assemblage, produced by its different regional traditions, religious faiths, ethnic subcultures and linguistic groups. Published literature of the 20th-century is the focus of this book as it represents the provocative conjuncture of the transitions of Indian modernity. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 77.00
The debate over whether religious or secular identities provide the most viable model for a wider national identity has been a continuous feature of Indian politics from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Moreover, in the last thirty years the increasingly communal articulation of popular politics and the gradual rise of a constellation... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 52.95
English Heart, Hindi Heartland examines Delhi?s postcolonial literary world?its institutions, prizes, publishers, writers, and translators, and the cultural geographies of key neighborhoods?in light of colonial histories and the globalization of English. Rashmi Sadana places internationally recognized authors such as Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This book maps the journey of the Indian poetic imagination?in Hindi, Panjabi and Indian English?from its original quasi-spiritual longings to its activist interventions in the public domain. As Indian poetry of the post-1990s gravitates towards a non-Orientalised postcolonial nationalism, it seeks to rewrite and disseminate the shifting coordinates... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereoptypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in multiple contexts, whether depicting hunger, crowdedness, filth, slums, death, migrant flight, terror, or outsourcing. She argues such commonplaces... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Literary Radicalism in India situates postcolonial Indian literature in relation to the hugely influential radical literary movements initiated by the Progressive Writers Association and the Indian People's Theatre Association. In so doing, it redresses a visible historical gap in studies of postcolonial India. Through readings of major fiction,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ?South Asian Muslim? have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of Muslims from South Asia and its diaspora in literature,... more...