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  • Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diasporaby Claire Chambers; Caroline Herbert

    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...

  • Riddles of Belongingby Christi Merrill

    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...

  • Modernism and Post Modernismby Bhasker A. Shukla

    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...

  • Flesh and Fish Bloodby Subramanian Shankar

    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...

  • Handbook of Twentieth-Century Literatures of Indiaby Nalini Natarajan

    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...

  • Alternative Indiasby Peter Morey; Alex Tickell

    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...

  • Literary Radicalism in Indiaby Priyamvada Gopal

    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...

  • Poetry, Politics and Culture: Essays on Indian Texts and Contextsby Akshaya Kumar

    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...

  • English Heart, Hindi Heartlandby Rashmi Sadana

    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...

  • Limiting Secularismby Priya Kumar

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 72.00

    With a backdrop of religious violence and escalating regional tensions in South Asia, Priya Kumars Limiting Secularism probes the urgent topic of secularism and tolerance in Indian culture and life. Kumar explores Partition as the founding trauma of the Indian nation-state and traces the consequences of its marking off of Indian" from "Pakistani"... more...

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