The Indian Postcolonial: A Critical Reader

1st Edition

Elleke Boehmer, Rosinka Chaudhuri

Routledge
Published September 23, 2010
Textbook - 366 Pages
ISBN 9780415567664 - CAT# Y106252

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Summary

India has often been at the centre of debates on and definitions of the postcolonial condition. Offering a challenging new direction for the field, this Critical Reader confronts how theory in the Indian context is responding in vital terms to our understanding of that condition today.

The Indian Postcolonial: A Critical Reader is made up of four sections looking in turn at:

  • visual cultures
  • translating cultural traditions
  • the ethical text
  • global/cosmopolitan worlds.

Each section is prefaced with a short introduction by the editors that locate these interdisciplinary articles within the contemporary national and international context. Showcasing the diversity and vitality of current debate, this volume collects the work of both established figures and a new generation of cultural critics.

Challenging and unsettling many basic premises of postcolonial studies, this volume is the ideal Reader for students and scholars of the Indian Postcolonial.

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