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Imagining Indianness Cultural Identity and Literature

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.02.2017
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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Imagining Indianness

This book brings together several important essays examining the interface between identity, culture, and literature within the issue of cultural identity in South Asian literature. The book explores how one imagines national identity and how this concept is revealed in the narratives of the nation and the production of various cultural discourses. The collection of essays examines questions related to the interpretation of the Indian past and present, the meanings of ancient and venerated cultural symbols in ancient times and modern, while discussing the ideological implications of the interpretation of identity and 'Indianness' and how they reflect and influence the power-structures of contemporary societies in South Asia. Thus, the book studies the various aspects of the on-going process of constructing, imagining, re-imagining, and narrating 'Indianness', as revealed in the literatures and cultures of India. Diana Dimitrova is Professor of Hinduism and South Asian Religions at the University of Montreal, Canada. She is the author of Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre (2004), Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama (2008), and Hinduism and Hindi Theater (2016). She is the editor of Religion in Literature and Film in South Asia (2010) and The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film: Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness (2014) .
Thomas de Bruijn is an independent scholar and author of Ruby in the Dust: History and Poetry in Padmavat by the South Asian Sufi Poet Muhammad Jayasi (2012) and co-editor of Circulation of Culture: Literature in Motion in Early Modern India (2014).


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 166
    Erscheinungsdatum: 08.02.2017
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783319410159
    Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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