Genres of Modernity

Genres of Modernity

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Genres of Modernity maps the conjunctures of critical theory and literary production in contemporary India. The volume situates a sample of representative novels in the discursive environment of the ongoing critical debate on modernity in India, and offers for the first time a rigorous attempt to hold together the stimulating impulses of postcolonial theory, subaltern studies and the boom of Indian fiction in English. Combining close readings of literary texts from Salman Rushdie to Kiran Nagarkar with a wide range of philosophical, sociological and historiographic reflections, Genres of Modernity is of interest not only for students of postcolonial literatures but for academics in the fields of Cultural Studies at large.On the narratora#39;s a€œown secret map of the worlda€ (SL 194), there are numerous places that, though never having been visited in the flesh, ... encounter with a snake in the family residence garden in Colombo: a gripping story distantly reminiscent of Kiplinga#39;s a€œRikki-Tikki-Tavia€ ... This detail of course can qualify as little for a plot element in Ilaa#39;s mothera#39;s story as the riot can in the master narrative of historicism;anbsp;...

Title:Genres of Modernity
Author:Dirk Wiemann
Publisher:Rodopi - 2008-01-01


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