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  • Music and Identity in Postcolonial British-South Asian Literatureby Christin Hoene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy , Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag , Suhayl Saadi's Psychoraag... more...

  • The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwanby Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang; Michelle Yeh; Ming-ju Fan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and other landmark events; interviews, diaries, and letters by major authors; critical and retrospective essays... more...

  • 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...

  • Between Love and Freedomby Nikhil Govind

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    Between Love and Freedom interprets the figure of the revolutionary in the Hindi novel by establishing its lineage in representative Bengali novels, as well as in the contending moralities of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh on the idea of violence. It reveals how conventional social realism and emergent modernist modes were brought together in the... more...

  • The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)by Brownell Clarence Ludlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ?Land of the Rising Sun?. Their intention through these anecdotes ? some humorous and charming, others tragic and thought-provoking ? was to offer glimpses... more...

  • Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representationby Sarah Beth Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a distinctive Dalit identity. The book challenges the... more...

  • The Sarashina Diaryby Takasue no Musume Sugawara no; Sonja Arntzen; Moriyuki Ito

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author?s life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified... more...

  • Globalization, Nationalism and the Text of ‘Kichaka-Vadha’by Rakesh H. Solomon

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    This volume offers the first English translation of one of India’s most celebrated works of anticolonial resistance. It is also the first edition of the play to provide an extensive historical-critical commentary and to draw on a comprehensive range of colonial archival documents. more...

  • Travels of a Genreby Mary N. Layoun

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    If the modern Western novel is linked to the rise of a literate bourgeoisie with particular social values and narrative expectations, to what extent can that history of the novel be anticipated in non-Western contexts? In this bold, insightful work Mary Layoun investigates the development of literary practice in the Greek, Arabic, and Japanese cultures,... more...

  • Wen xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume IIIby David R. Knechtges; Xiao Tong

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.50

    The Wen xuan , compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531) is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literature arranged by genre. It contains a total of 761 pieces of prose and verse by 130 writers from the late Zhou dynasty to the Liang dynasty (ca. 4th century B.C. to 6th century A.D.) The selection includes most of the best examples of fu (rhapsodies)... more...