Postcolonial literary history and Indian English fiction / Paul Sharrad.
- Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2008.
viii, 288 p. ; 24 cm.
- English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Anglo-Indian fiction -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Indic influences.
India -- In literature.
British -- India -- Intellectual life.
Postcolonialism in literature.
- Introduction: handcuffed to history
Desani redressed: Baroque folds and the postcolonial novel
The cloth of history: Carlyle, Leibniz, and the great trotter
Blackbirding: diaspora narratives and the Invasion of the bodysnatchers
Spirits of place: Anita Desai's Fire on the mountain and Namita Gokhale's The book of shadows
Frozen relations: the incest motif in Indian English fiction
Roy recites a history lesson
Folding up the family: impossible metaphors of nation
A turn in the south: Ranga Rao and Bharati Mukherjee
The ties that bind? freedom, free fall, and family in diasporic fiction
Writing through glass: fiction and history in Kesavan, Rushdie, and Ghosh
What really happened: myth, history, and Vikram Chandra.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -280) and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Hazel M. Hussong Fund.
- Hazel M. Hussong Fund.
- 9781604975604 (alk. paper)
1604975601 (alk. paper)
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