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The Indian Postcolonial

Boehmer, Elleke [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
The Indian postcolonial : a critical reader / ed. by Elleke Boehmer and Rosinka Chaudhuri. - London [u.a.] : Routledge, 2011. - XVIII, 366 S.
ISBN 978-0-415-46747-6 / 0-415-46747-0
£ 75,00
ISBN 978-0-415-56766-4 / 0-415-56766-1
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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. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Figures. viii
List of Contributors. xii
Acknowledgements. xvii
Elleke Boehmer and Rosinka Chaudhuri:
Introduction. 1
Elleke Boehmer and Rosinka Chaudhuri:
Introduction. 15
1. Partha Chatterjee:
The sacred circulation of national images. 19
2. Tapati Guha Thakurta:
The blurring of distinctions: The artwork and the religious icon in contemporary India. 33
3. Robert J. C. Young:
Ray, ventriloquism and illusion. 59
4. M. Madhava Prasad:
Fan Bhakti and Subaltern Sovereignty: Enthusiasm as a Political Factor. 80
Elleke Boehmer and Rosinka Chaudhuri:
Introduction. 101
5. Aamir R. Mufti:
Auerbach in Istanbul: Edward Said, secular criticism, and the question of minority culture. 107
6. Vinayak Chaturvedi:
Vinayak and Me: Hindutva and the politics of naming. 138
7. Dipesh Chakrabarty:
Belatedness as Possibility: Subaltern Histories, once again. 163
8. Aniket Jaaware:
Of Demons and Angels and historical humans: some events and questions in translation and postcolonial theory. 177
Elleke Boehmer and Rosinka Chaudhuri:
Introduction. 191
9. Gayatri Spivak:
Ethics and Politics in Tagore, Coetzee and certain scenes of teaching. 195
10. Udaya Kumar:
Self, Body and Inner Sense: Some Reflections on Sree Narayana Guru and Kumaran Asan. 214
11. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan:
Postcolonial relations: Gandhi, Nehru and the ethical imperatives of the national-popular. 238
12. Ashis Nandy:
Humiliation: The Politics and Cultural Psychology of the Limits of Human Degradation. 261
Elleke Boehmer and Rosinka Chaudhuri:
Introduction. 277
13. Amit Chaudhuri:
The Alien Face of Cosmopolitanism: An Indian Reading of Cynthia Ozick on the Woolfs. 281
14. Santanu Das:
India, Empire, and First World War writing. 297
15. Nivedita Menon:
Thinking through the Postnation. 316
16. Ranajit Guha:
A Colonial City and its Time(s). 334
Index. 355

ELLEKE BOEHMER. Professor of World Literature in English, Wolfson College, Oxford University. Profile page.
ROSINKA CHAUDHURI, Fellow in Cultural Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Profile page.

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