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Title Imagining Indianness : cultural identity and literature / Diana Dimitrova, Thomas de Bruijn, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Palgrave studies in literary anthropology
Palgrave studies in literary anthropology.
Springer Social Sciences 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Of many Indias: alternative nationhoods in contemporary Indian poetry -- Chapter 2. Reviewing Nirmal Varma, Jaidev and the Indianness of Indian Literature -- Chapter 3. Indianness as a category in literary criticism on Nayī Kahānī -- Chapter 4. Imagining "Indianness" and modern Hindi drama -- Chapter 5. The Indian contexts and subtexts of my text -- Chapter 6. Kishorilal Gosvami's Indumatī -- Chapter 7. Indianness, absurdism, existentialism, and the work of imagination: Vinod Kumar Shukla's Naukar kā kamīz -- Chapter 8. 'Subah kī sair' and 'Dūsrī duniyā', two short stories by Nirmal Varma.
Summary This book brings together several important essays examining the interface between identity, culture, and literature within the issue of cultural identity in South Asian literature. The book explores how one imagines national identity and how this concept is revealed in the narratives of the nation and the production of various cultural discourses. The collection of essays examines questions related to the interpretation of the Indian past and present, the meanings of ancient and venerated cultural symbols in ancient times and modern, while discussing the ideological implications of the interpretation of identity and "Indianness" and how they reflect and influence the power-structures of contemporary societies in South Asia. Thus, the book studies the various aspects of the on-going process of constructing, imagining, re-imagining, and narrating "Indianness", as revealed in the literatures and cultures of India.
Other author Dimitrova, Diana, editor.
Bruijn, Thomas de, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject National characteristics, East Indian.
South Asian literature -- History and criticism.
Group identity -- India.
India -- Civilization -- In literature.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9783319410159 (electronic bk.)
3319410156 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-41015-9