Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2022-09-30 ISBN :1000644790 Pages :147 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 ( users)
Download or read book Language, Style and Variation in Contemporary Indian English Literary Texts written by Esterino Adami and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-30 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Language, Style and Variation in Contemporary Indian English Literary Texts is a volume which examines the linguistic and stylistic forms of Indian English in new fictional texts to explore the power of language to construct meaning, express identity, and convey ideology. Specifically, this study proposes the elaboration and application of postcolonial stylistics, i.e. an interdisciplinary methodology that uses different disciplines, such as literary linguistics and postcolonial studies as a critical lens to read contemporary Indian authors like Jeet Thayil, Deepa Anappara, Avni Doshi, Tabish Khair, and Megha Majumdar. The linguistic fabric of their fiction is investigated in a series of case studies, observing the stylistic rendition of a wide range of themes and tropes, such as the representation of Otherness, drug discourse, lament and the senses, which cumulatively portray aspects of the current Indian narrative scenario. The book develops ideas growing out of several disciplines to reach a fuller understanding of cultural phenomena in the postcolonial context, and by extension in the social world.
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2021-07-16 ISBN :1000410552 Pages :242 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 ( users)
Download or read book The Writing of the Nation by Its Elite written by MK Raghavendra and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2021-07-16 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the idea of India as it emerges in the writing of its anglophone elite, post-2000. Drawing on a variety of genres, including fiction, histories, non-fiction assessments – economic, political, and business – travel accounts, and so on, this book maps the explosion of English-language writing in India after the economic liberalization and points to the nation’s sense of its growing importance as a producer of culture. From Ramachandra Guha to William Dalrymple, from Arundhati Roy to Pankaj Mishra, from Jhumpa Lahiri to Amitav Ghosh, from Amartya Sen to Gurcharan Das, from Barkha Dutt to Tarun Tejpal, this investigation takes us from aesthetic imaginings of the nation to its fractured political fault lines, the ideological predispositions of the writers often pointing to an asymmetrically constituted India. A major intervention on how postcolonial India is written about and imagined in the anglophone world, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of cultural studies, literature, history, and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to general readers with an inclination towards India and Indian writing.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2015-07-08 ISBN :1316299783 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (316 users)
Download or read book A History of the Indian Novel in English written by Ulka Anjaria and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of the Indian Novel in English traces the development of the Indian novel from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up until the present day. Beginning with an extensive introduction that charts important theoretical contributions to the field, this History includes extensive essays that shed light on the legacy of English in Indian writing. Organized thematically, these essays examine how English was 'made Indian' by writers who used the language to address specifically Indian concerns. Such concerns revolved around the question of what it means to be modern as well as how the novel could be used for anti-colonial activism. By the 1980s, the Indian novel in English was a global phenomenon, and India is now the third largest publisher of English-language books. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History invites readers to question conventional accounts of India's literary history.
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2022-11-21 ISBN :1351398121 Pages :225 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (351 users)
Download or read book Criminality and Power in the Postcolonial City written by Maria Ridda and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-11-21 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates the literary imaginings of the postcolonial city through the lens of crime in texts set in Naples and Mumbai from the 1990s to the present. Employing the analogy of a ‘black hole,’ it posits the discourse on criminality as a way to investigate the contemporary spatial manifestations of coloniality and global capitalist urbanity. Despite their different histories, Mumbai and Naples have remarkable similarities. Both are port cities, ‘gateways’ to their countries and regional trade networks, and both are marked by extreme wealth and poverty. They are also the sites and symbolic battlegrounds for a wider struggle in which ‘the North exploits the South, and the South fights back.’ As one of the characters of the novel The Neapolitan Book of the Dead puts it, a narrativisation of the underworld allows for a ‘discovery of a different city from its forgotten corners.’ Crime provides a means to understand the relationship between space and society/culture in a number of cities across the Global South, by tracing a narrative of postcolonial urbanity that exposes the connections between exploitation and the ongoing ‘coloniality of power.’
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2022-09-29 ISBN :100068573X Pages :300 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 ( users)
Download or read book The City Speaks written by Subashish Bhattacharjee and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-29 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies the significance and representation of the ‘city’ in the writings of Indian poets, graphic novelists, and dramatists. It demonstrates how cities give birth to social images, perspectives, and complexities, and explores the ways in which cities and the characters in Indian literature coexist to form a larger literary framework of interpretations. Drawing on the theoretical concepts of Western urban thinkers such as Henri Lefebvre, Georg Simmel, Walter Benjamin, Edward Soja, David Harvey, and Diane Levy, as well as South Asian thinkers such as Ashis Nandy, Arjun Appadurai, Vinay Lal, and Ravi Sundaram, the book projects against a seemingly monolithic and homogenous Western qualification of urban literatures and offers a truly unique and contentious presentation of Indian literature. Unfolding the urban-literary landscape of India, the volume lays the groundwork for an urban studies approach to Indian literature. It will be of great interest to scholars and students of literature, especially Indian writing in English, urban studies, and South Asian studies.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2014-09-16 ISBN :1137401567 Pages :131 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (137 users)
Download or read book Re-Orientalism and Indian Writing in English written by L. Lau and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2018-01-30 ISBN :1476669333 Pages :261 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (476 users)
Download or read book Indie Science Fiction Cinema Today written by Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-01-30 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much of 20th century science fiction foretold technological and social developments beyond the year 2000. Since then, a key theme has been: what happens when the future no one anticipated arrives faster than anyone expected? Focusing on 21st century independent science fiction films, the author describes a seismic shift in subject matter as society moves into a new technological age. Independent films since the millennium are more daring, incisive and even plausible in their depiction of possible futures than blockbuster films of the same period. Twenty-one chapters break down today's subgenres, featuring interviews with the filmmakers who created them.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2001-05-23 ISBN :075952419X Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (759 users)
Download or read book Believing It All written by Marc Parent and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2001-05-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The acclaimed book in which a natural-born storyteller relays the vital lessons and inspiration he has drawn from life's most perfect teachers: children.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2016-06-10 ISBN :1137456876 Pages :237 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (137 users)
Download or read book Postcolonial Literary Geographies written by John Thieme and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-06-10 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how ideas about place and space have been transformed in recent decades. It offers a unique understanding of the ways in which postcolonial writers have contested views of place as fixed and unchanging and are remapping conceptions of world geography, with chapters on cartography, botany and gardens, spice, ecologies, animals and zoos, and cities, as well as reference to the importance of archaeology and travel in such debates. Writers whose work receives detailed attention include Amitav Ghosh, Derek Walcott, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje and Robert Kroetsch. Challenging both older colonial and more recent global constructions of place, the book argues for an environmental politics that is attentive to the concerns of disadvantaged peoples, animal rights and ecological issues. Its range and insights make it essential reading for anyone interested in the changing physical and human geography of the contemporary world.
Publisher :Roli Books Private Limited Release Date :2014-08-01 ISBN :9351940179 Pages :488 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (351 users)
Download or read book The Novel Cure written by Ella Berthoud and published by Roli Books Private Limited. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within these pages you’ll find a cure in the form of a novel – or a combination of novels – to help ease your pain. You’ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments – such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in the world, or if you have a tendency to give up halfway through. When read at the right moment in your life, a novel can – quite literally – change it, and The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power. Written with authority, passion and wit, here is a fresh approach to finding new books to read, and an enchanting way to revisit the books on your shelves.
Publisher :Faber & Faber Release Date :2012-01-31 ISBN :057127577X Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (571 users)
Download or read book Narcopolis written by Jeet Thayil and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2012-01-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wait now, light me up so we do this right, yes, hold me steady to the lamp, hold it, hold, good, a slow pull to start with, to draw the smoke low into the lungs, yes, oh my... Shuklaji Street, in Old Bombay. In Rashid's opium room the air is thick with voices and ghosts: Hindu, Muslim, Christian. A young woman holds a long-stemmed pipe over a flame, her hair falling across her eyes. Men sprawl and mutter in the gloom. Here, they say you introduce only your worst enemy to opium. There is an underworld whisper of a new terror: the Pathar Maar, the stone killer, whose victims are the nameless, invisible poor. In the broken city, there are too many to count. Stretching across three decades, with an interlude in Mao's China, it portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, it is a journey into a sprawling underworld written in electric and utterly original prose.
Publisher :Columbia University Press Release Date :2016-07-05 ISBN :3838268563 Pages :660 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (838 users)
Download or read book From New National to World Literature written by Bruce King and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-07-05 with total page 660 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From New National to World English Literature offers a personal perspective on the evolution of a major cultural movement that began with decolonization, continued with the assertion of African, West Indian, Commonwealth, and other literatures, and has evolved through postcolonial to world or international English literature. Bruce King, one of the pioneers in the study of the new national literatures and still an active literary critic, discusses the personalities, writers, issues, and contexts of what he considers the most important change in culture since modernism. In this selection of forty-five essays and reviews, King discusses issues such as the emergence and aesthetics of African literature, the question of the existence of a “Nigerian literature”, the place of the new universities in decolonizing culture, the contrasting models of American and Irish literatures, and the changing nature of exile and diasporas. He emphasizes themes such as traditionalism versus modernism, the dangers of cultural assertion, and the relationships between nationalism and internationalism. Special attention is given to Nigerian, West Indian, Australian, Indian, and Pakistani literature.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2016-09-27 ISBN :9004328769 Pages :462 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (4 users)
Download or read book Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis written by Cecile Sandten and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-09-27 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis offers a wide-ranging collection of interdisciplinary essays by international scholars that address the postcolonial urban imaginary across five continents.
Publisher :Fordham Univ Press Release Date :2018-07-03 ISBN :082328008X Pages :352 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (823 users)
Download or read book The Postcolonial Contemporary written by Jini Kim Watson and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2018-07-03 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume invokes the “postcolonial contemporary” in order to recognize and reflect upon the emphatically postcolonial character of the contemporary conjuncture, as well as to inquire into whether postcolonial criticism can adequately grasp it. Neither simply for nor against postcolonialism, the volume seeks to cut across this false alternative, and to think with postcolonial theory about political contemporaneity. Many of the most influential frameworks of postcolonial theory were developed during the 1970s and 1990s, during what we may now recognize as the twilight of the postwar period. If forms of capitalist imperialism are entering into new configurations of neoliberal privatization, wars-without-end, xenophobic nationalism and unsustainable extraction, what aspects of postcolonial inquiry must be reworked or revised in order to grasp our political present? In twelve essays that draw from a number of disciplines—history, anthropology, literature, geography, indigenous studies— and regional locations (the Black Atlantic, South Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, Argentina) The Postcolonial Contemporary seeks to move beyond the habitual oppositions that have often characterized the field, such as universal vs. particular; Marxism vs. postcolonialism; and politics vs. culture. These essays signal an attempt to reckon with new and persisting postcolonial predicaments and do so under four inter-related analytics: Postcolonial Temporality; Deprovincializing the Global South; Beyond Marxism versus Postcolonial Studies; and Postcolonial Spatiality and New Political Imaginaries.
Publisher :Disha Publications Release Date :2021-09-01 ISBN :939102579X Pages : pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (391 users)
Download or read book 10 Years UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant (2021 - 2012) Solved Papers I & II with 5 Practice Sets written by Disha Experts and published by Disha Publications. This book was released on 2021-09-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: