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English Heart, Hindi Heartland

The Political Life of Literature in India


Συγγραφέας: Sadana Rashmi
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520269576
Σειρά βιβλίου: FlashPoints 8
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 240
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "English Heart, Hindi Heartland"

"English Heart, Hindi Heartland" examines Delhi's postcolonial literary world - its institutions, prizes, publishers, writers, and translators, and the cultural geographies of key neighborhoods - in light of colonial histories and the globalization of English. Rashmi Sadana places internationally recognized authors such as Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and Aravind Adiga in the context of debates within India about the politics of language and alongside other writers, including K. Satchidanandan, Shashi Deshpande, and Geetanjali Shree. Sadana undertakes an ethnographic study of literary culture that probes the connections between place, language, and text in order to show what language comes to stand for in people's lives. In so doing, she unmasks a social discourse rife with questions of authenticity and cultural politics of inclusion and exclusion. "English Heart, Hindi Heartland" illustrates how the notion of what is considered to be culturally and linguistically authentic not only obscures larger questions relating to caste, religious, and gender identities, but that the authenticity discourse itself is continually in flux. In order to mediate and extract cultural capital from India's complex linguistic hierarchies, literary practitioners strategically deploy a fluid set of cultural and political distinctions that Sadana calls "literary nationality". Sadana argues that English, and the way it is positioned among the other Indian languages, does not represent a fixed pole, but rather serves to change political and literary alliances among classes and castes, often in surprising ways.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Sadana Rashmi
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
Σειρά βιβλίου: FlashPoints 8
ISBN: 9780520269576
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 02/02/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 240
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 363 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 1 map

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