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Imagining Indianness

Cultural Identity and Literature

96,29 € Lieferbar ab 07.02.2017


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.


Titel: Imagining Indianness
Autoren/Herausgeber: Diana Dimitrova, Thomas de Bruijn (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2017

ISBN/EAN: 9783319410142

Seitenzahl: 162
Format: 21 x 14,8 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 0 g
Sprache: Englisch

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).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).

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