Writing India anew

Writing India anew

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This groundbreaking study assesses the genre of Indian-English fiction in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Some of the most prominent scholars in the field, including Rimi B. Chatterjee, Bill Ashcroft and Shirley Chew, explore a range of themes that extend from the re-mapping of mythology and history to reassessing the globalised India of today. Together, they contend that the current body of work of Indian-English literature is so varied and vibrant that it can no longer be dismissed as derivative or dispossessed. Instead, they regard this new corpus of writing to be a major aspect of contemporary Anglophone literature. Ultimately, the contributors contend that the current body of work in Indian-English fiction is so varied and vibrant that it can no longer be dismissed as derivative or dispossessed, or even as mere postcolonial 'writing back' or compensatory national allegory.However, in the fiction of Chetan Bhagat the point is not realism of representation but its effective function in strategically ... ear a€“ and apparently incidentally transforming the story of crisis and trauma he hears into the text of his novel.


Title:Writing India anew
Author: Krishna Sen, Rituparna Roy
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2014-03-15
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