South Asian Transnationalisms: Cultural Exchange in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Babli Sinha

Routledge
Published April 24, 2014
Reference - 154 Pages
ISBN 9780415754804 - CAT# Y162686
Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

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Summary

South Asian Transnationalisms explores encounters in twentieth century South Asia beyond the conventional categories of center and periphery, colonizer and colonized. Considering the cultural and political exchanges between artists and intellectuals of South Asia with counterparts in the United States, continental Europe, the Caribbean, and East Asia, the contributors interrogate the relationships between identity and agency, language and space, race and empire, nation and ethnicity, and diaspora and nationality.

This book deploys transnational syntaxes such as cinema, dance, and literature to reflect on social, technological, and political change. Conceiving of the transnational as neither liberatory nor necessarily hegemonic, the authors seek to explore the contradictions, opportunities, disjunctures, and exclusions of the vexed experience of globalization in South Asia.

This book was published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

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