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Narrating India - The Novel in search of the Nation
Narrating India - The Novel in search of the Nation

Narrating India - The Novel in search of the Nation

by E V Ramakrishnan

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English

Publisher

Sahitya Akademi

ISBN

8126020725 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 412

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Paperback

E V Ramakrishnan

Author: E V Ramakrishnan
Editor(s): E V Ramakrishnan
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 412
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126020725

Description

The papers collected in this volume were presented originally at a national seminar organized by the Akademi on The Novel in Search of a Nation. The various sessions of the seminar addressed issues such as the region and the nation, articulating the local, rewriting, rereading history, women and the nation, limits of the nation and the nation and beyond. The papers included here were selected solely for their value for a larger audience consisting of both general readers and specialists in Indian literature.

The papers in the first section of the book deal with some general issues regarding narratives of the nation. They map the larger contexts for subsequent sections. The focus of the second section is on certain collectivities. Themes such as the Partition, representation of women, treatment of Dalit experience and region and the nation are discussed. The third section turns to individual texts for detailed analysis.

This volume will stimulated further debates and enquires regarding the relationship between the Indian novel and the thematic of nationhood.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

SECTION 1: NATIONS AND NATIONALISM: CONTEXTS OF CULTURE AND POWER

Searching for a Narrative in Times of Globalisation

Imagining a Future: The Narrative in Search of Secular Space

Recent Nation Theory and the Nationalist Quest in Indian Novel

SECTION 2: ARTICULATING COMMUNITY: MEMORY, HISTORY, IDENTITY

Memory, History and Fictional Representation of the Partition

The Partition of India and the Hindi Novel

The Re/Discovery of India: The Engagement of Contemporary English Novel with Indian History

Region-Country dialectic in Punjabi novel

The Other Voice: Women’s Writing in India

The Nation in Search of Narration: a Note on the Dalit Novel in Malayalam

The Lead Melts and Severed tongues Find voice: A Note on the Emergent Gujarati Dalit Novel

SECTION 3: NATION AND IMAGINATION: FROM TEXTS TO PEOPLE

Early Formulations of the Nation: Govardhanram Tripathi’s Sarasvatichandra in Gujarati

Reading Indulekha: Muslim in the Processes of Nation-Translation

Nationalism, the Novel and Premchand

The Village and the Nation: Satinath Bhaduri’s Dhonrai Charit Manas

Narrating Nation, Narrating Communities: construction of Muslim Identity in Qurratulain Hyder’s Aag ka Darya

The Ethics of Witnessing: Vaikom Muhammad

Basheer and the Subject of Historical Narration

The Tin Drum Not Stop to Beat: A New Reading of Anand’s Aalkkoottam

Caste, Class and Gender in Mahasweta: Douloti as a National Allegory

The National and the Anglo-Indian: A Study of The Trotter-Nama

The Novel and the Crisis of the Nation/Nation-State: A Reading of some Malayalam Novels

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