Inter - Sections  -  Essays on Indian Literatures

Inter - Sections - Essays on Indian Literatures

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Author: Rana Nayar
Publisher: Orient BlackSwan
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 276
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-250-4554-6


Inter-sections brings together a collection of discursive essays that deal with a range of contemporary issues—from the history of literary genres to the future of humanities; from locating Indian literatures to mapping Indian English fiction and drama; from Punjabi literature, history and culture to the theory and practice of translation; from media-driven literary evaluation to multiple ways of shaping popular consciousness.

Divided into four (inter-)sections, these essays raise some fundamental questions regarding our postcolonial, postmodern era and emphasize the need for an interdisciplinary approach to mediate both thought and knowledge. The easy, accessible, non-pedantic style of these essays is bound to engage scholars as well as lay readers.


Author’s Acknowledgements

Prologue: Notes towards the History/Theory of Genres
Reading Indian and Indian English Literatures
1. Locating/Dis-locating Indian Literatures: A Metacritical Narrative
2. Re-contextualising the Post-1980s Indian Novel in English
3. Emerging Trends in Post-Independence Indian English Drama
Punjabi Literature: Some Contexts and Texts
4. Punjabi Literature through the Prism of History
5. The Novel as a Site of Cultural Memory: Gurdial Singh’s Parsa
6. Atamjit Singh’s Kamloops Dian Macchian: Polyphonic Discourse and Dramatic Art
7. Narratives of Dispersal: Reading Raghbir Dhand’s Stories
8. Postcolonial Katha: Continuities and Ruptures in Videshi Punjabi Short Fiction
Reading Translation(s)
9. Author as Translator: Paradigms and Possibilities in the Indian Context
10. Punjabi and English: Mediating the History of Language, Literature and Translation
11. Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas: Multiple Historical Perspectives and Literary Art
12. Mahasweta Devi’s Hajar Churashir Ma: A Narrative of Healing
Power, Hegemony and Mass Media: Case Studies in Popular Consciousness
13. Of Language, Consciousness and Mass Media
14. Of Influence, Power and Empowerment
15. Of Little Magazines in Punjabi: A Historical Overview
16. Class, Ideology and Politics of Globalisation: A Case Study of Aravind Adiga
Epilogue: Rediscovering Humanities in Life and Literature