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The Rhetoric Of English India

Author : Sara Suleri
ISBN : 0143032836
Genre : Anglo-Indian literature
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The Most Brilliant Contribution To Postcolonial Criticism Since Edward Said S Orientalism & A Masterpiece Of Calm, Well-Thought-Out, Cogent And Inspiring Analysis Jane Marcus, Cuny Graduate Center And The City University Of New York Sara Suleri S The Rhetoric Of English India Is A Powerful Challenge To The Obsession With Otherness That Is A Trademark Of Colonial Studies. Where Other Scholars Tend To Observe A Strict Separation Between Works By Western And Non-Western Writers And Between Ruling And Subject Races, Suleri Reconstructs A Narrative In Which English And Indian Idioms Play With, And Against, Each Other. By Studying A Wide Range Of Materials, From The Writings Of Burke To The Travel Logs Of Nineteenth-Century Women Such As Fanny Parkes And Harriet Tytler To The Fiction Of Kipling, Forster, Naipaul And Rushdie, Suleri Deftly Reveals The Complicity That Always Operates In Colonial Literature. In Doing So, Suleri Succeeds Not Only In Challenging The Standard Chronology Of Imperial History, But Also In Fundamentally Recasting Contemporary Discourse On The Theories Of Cultural Empowerment.
Category: Anglo-Indian literature

The Rhetoric Of English India

Author : Sara Suleri Goodyear
ISBN : 9780226050980
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tracing a genealogy of colonial discourse, Suleri focuses on paradigmatic moments in the multiple stories generated by the British colonization of the Indian subcontinent. Both the literature of imperialism and its postcolonial aftermath emerge here as a series of guilty transactions between two cultures that are equally evasive and uncertain of their own authority. "A dense, witty, and richly allusive book . . . an extremely valuable contribution to postcolonial cultural studies as well as to the whole area of literary criticism."—Jean Sudrann, Choice
Category: Literary Criticism

The Post Colonial Studies Reader

Author : Bill Ashcroft
ISBN : 0415345650
Genre : History
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Boasting new extracts from major works in the field, as well as an impressive list of contributors, this second edition of a bestselling Reader is an invaluable introduction to the most seminal texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.
Category: History

Unhomely Empire

Author : Onni Gust
ISBN : 9781350128538
Genre : History
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This book examines the role of Scottish Enlightenment ideas of belonging in the construction and circulation of white supremacist thought that sought to justify British imperial rule. During the 18th century, European imperial expansion radically increased population mobility through the forging of new trade routes, war, disease, enslavement and displacement. In this book, Onni Gust argues that this mass movement intersected with philosophical debates over what it meant to belong to a nation, civilization, and even humanity itself. Unhomely Empire maps the consolidation of a Scottish Enlightenment discourse of 'home' and 'exile' through three inter-related case studies and debates; slavery and abolition in the Caribbean, Scottish Highland emigration to North America, and raising white girls in colonial India. Playing out over poetry, political pamphlets, travel writing, philosophy, letters and diaries, these debates offer a unique insight into the movement of ideas across a British imperial literary network. Using this rich cultural material, Gust argues that whiteness was central to 19th-century liberal imperialism's understanding of belonging, whilst emotional attachment and the perceived ability, or inability, to belong were key concepts in constructions of racial difference.
Category: History

The Rhetoric Of Hindu India

Author : Manisha Basu
ISBN : 9781316759011
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines the late twentieth-century rise of the urban, right-wing Hindu nationalist ideology known as metropolitan Hindutva. This ideology, the book assesses, aspires to be a pan-Indian, urban form that is home to the emerging, digitally enabled, technocratic middle classes of the nation. Through close analyses of the writings of a range of self-styled public intellectuals, from Arun Shourie and Swapan Dasgupta to Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi, this book maps this new avatar of Hindutva. Finally, in analyzing the language of metropolitan Hindutva, it arrives at an emerging idea of India as part of what Amitav Ghosh has called a contemporary Anglophone empire. This is the first extended scholarly effort to theorize a politics of language in relation to the dangers of such an imperializing Hindutva.
Category: Social Science

Rhetoric And Ritual In Colonial India

Author : Douglas E. Haynes
ISBN : 0520067258
Genre : History
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This book explores the rhetoric and ritual of Indian elites undercolonialism, focusing on the city of Surat in the Bombay Presidency. It particularly examines how local elites appropriated and modified the liberal representative discourse of Britain and thus fashioned a "public' culture that excluded the city's underclasses. Departing from traditional explanations that have seen this process as resulting from English education or radical transformations in society, Haynes emphasizes the importance of the unequal power relationship between the British and those Indians who struggled for political influence and justice within the colonial framework. A major contribution of the book is Haynes' analysis of the emergence and ultimate failure of Ghandian cultural meanings in Indian politics after 1923. The book addresses issues of importance to historians and anthropologists of India, to political scientists seeking to understand the origins of democracy in the "Third World," and general readers interested in comprehending processes of cultural change in colonial contexts.
Category: History


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ISBN : UOM:39015067525231
Genre : Commonwealth literature (English)
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Makers Of Indian English Literature

Author : C. D. Narasimhaiah
ISBN : UOM:39015050523037
Genre : Indic literature (English)
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This Comprehensive Study Of The 'Makers' Of Indian English Literature Ranges From The Sporadic But Landmark Voices Of The Nineteenth Century To The Spurting Creativity In The Post-Rushdie, Contemporary Scenario. The Contributors, Unswayed By The Increasing Threat Of Publisher - Media Offensive To Appropriate The Critical Function, Firmly Adhere To The Time-Tested Tradition Of Explorations. They Interrogate Inflated Reputations, Underscore Unnoticed Achievements, And Probe The Mush Contested Inadequacy Of Indian English Poetry And The Paucity Of Indian English Drama. The Literary Discourse Is Largely Focused On Tradition And Avant-Garde, Indigeneous Roots And Western Influences, Colonial And Post-Colonial Perspectives, And Self-Indentity And Heterogeneity (Even Hybridity) In Indian English Writing. The Volume Also Investigates The Problematic Of Using The English Language To Filter And Indian Experience, Especially In Terms Of Departures From Standard English Constructions, Semantic Neologisms, Nativization Of The Language, And Cross-Cultural Significations. It Scrutinizes The Three Alternative Of Transcreation, Etymological Use And Transliteration For Moulding The English Language Into An Indian Cast. Despite An Increasing Number Of 'Unmaker'S Of Indian English In Indian Society (As Argued In The Last Essay), The Book Paradoxically Posits How The Indian English Writing Has Come Alive As A Vibrant, Autonomous Constituent Of Contemporary International English.
Category: Indic literature (English)

Amitav Ghosh A Critical Companion

Author : Tabish Khair
ISBN : UOM:39015059152085
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Examine Ghosh`S Fiction Through Separate Critical Essays By Reported Scholars In 6 Countries Which Are Grounded In The Interests That Infuse Ghosh`S Fiction, History, Science, Discovery, Travel, Rationalism, Subalternity Agency. Invaluable For Those Interested In Ghosh`S Work.

English Writing And India 1600 1920

Author : Pramod K. Nayar
ISBN : 9781134131501
Genre : Literary Collections
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This book explores the formations and configurations of British colonial discourse on India through a reading of prose narratives of the 1600-1920 period. Arguing that colonial discourse often relied on aesthetic devices in order to describe and assert a degree of narrative control over Indian landscape, Pramod Nayar demonstrates how aesthetics furnished a vocabulary and representational modes for the British to construct particular images of India. Looking specifically at the aesthetic modes of the marvellous, the monstrous, the sublime, the picturesque and the luxuriant, Nayar marks the shift in the rhetoric – from the exploration narratives from the age of mercantile exploration to that of the ‘shikar’ memoirs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s extreme exotic. English Writing and India provides an important new study of colonial aesthetics, even as it extends current scholarship on the modes of early British representations of new lands and cultures.
Category: Literary Collections

Edmund Burke And India

Author : Frederick G. Whelan
ISBN : UOM:39015040650783
Genre : Political Science
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Edmund Burke and India is the first thorough treatment of Burke's views on India, even though the affairs of the British Indian empire occupied more of Burke's attention - and occupy more space among his writings and speeches - than any of the other causes to which he devoted himself during his long public career. Relating Burke's views on India to ideas expressed in his other writings, Whelan offers a comprehensive assessment of Burke's political theory as a whole. Burke appears here as one of the few classic political thinkers in the Western canon to have made a serious and sustained effort to understand a non-European society and culture.
Category: Political Science

The Rhetoric Of Culture

Author : Christine Lynn Garlough
ISBN : MINN:31951P00846037I
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Die Neueren Sprachen

Author : Whilhelm Viëtor
ISBN : IND:30000007840956
Genre : Languages, Modern
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Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische Studien. Beiblatt."
Category: Languages, Modern

The English Vernacular Divide

Author : Vaidehi Ramanathan
ISBN : 1853597708
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book explores the role of English in postcolonial communities such as India. It focuses on some local ways in which the language falls along the lines of a class-based divide. It argues that issues of inequality, subordination and unequal value revolve around the general positioning of English in relation to vernacular languages.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines