Travel Writing in India

Travel Writing in India

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Author: K Satchidanandan
Tabish Khair/Bill Aitken
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Shobhana Bhattacharji
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 190
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126025985


What is travel Writing? Is travel writing in India about India or by Indians? Should existing Western Critical tools be used analysis? What is the travel writing archive available to us? Should literary excellence determine ‘good’ travel writing? Contributors to this book have tried to answer these questions. Three essays written specially for this volume by Bill Aitken Tabish Khair, and Siobhan Lambort-Hurley Survey Mountain writing, the antecedents of Indian Travel writing and women’s Hajj Narratives. Also included are examples of ancient and modern travelers accounts of wars in Assam, being a bureaucrat in NEFA, climbing in Ladakh, and traveling from Lahore and Amritsar. A Comprehensive introduction to travel writing precedes it all.


Introduction 1. Travel writing in India : An Overview by K. Satchidanandan 2. Travel writing : India by Tabish Khair 3. Travel writing about the Himalaya: The Interplay of Relegion, Sport, Trade and Politics by Bill Aitken 4. Muslim Women Write Their Journeys Abroad : A Bibliographic Essay by Siobhan Lambert – Hurley 5. Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyaya : Geographical Imagination and Imaginary Geography by Bikash Chakravarty 6. Amitav Ghosh’s Travel Writing by Shobhana Bhattacharji 7. Editing Cultures : Pratibha Ray’s Travel Writing by P.K. Mohanty 8. Indian Eyes on English Life by Tridip Suhrud 9. Crossing the Sea : Nineteenth Century Travelogues in Gujarat by Rita Kothari 10. Travel Writing in Tamil by R. Balachandran ‘Bala’ 11. Visitign Aliens : Travel in Swedish-Indian Contact Zones by Kerstin W. Shands 12. In the Land of Argans : Explorations in The Paradise : Shayad by Harish Kapadia 13. Atari the Grand Trunk Road by Stephen Alter 14. Tabakat-i-Nasiri : An Account of Assam by Minhaj-US-Siraj 15. Ziro – The Fascinating Land by Tarun Kumar Bhattacharjee 16. Faites Vos Jeux ! : Preparation and Equipment : in India and England by Cornelia Sorabji Contributors