South Asian Literature Products

  • Oral Narrative in Afghanistan

    The Individual in Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Margaret A. Mills

    This book, first published in 1990, studies the oral fiction entertainments of Afghanistan by focusing on aspects of the oral narrative process which can be observed in individual performances.…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Dalit text

    Aesthetics and Politics Re-imagined, 1st Edition

    Edited by Judith Misrahi Barak, K. Satyanarayana, Nicole Thiara

    This book, companion to the much-acclaimed Dalit Literatures in India, examines questions of aesthetics and literary representation in a wide range of Dalit literary texts. It looks at how Dalit literature, born from the struggle against social and political injustice, invokes the rich and complex…

    Paperback – 2019-07-11 
    Routledge India

  • The Emergency and the Indian English Novel

    Memory, Culture and Politics, 1st Edition

    By Raita Marjaana Merivirta

    This book examines the cultural trauma of the Indian Emergency through a reading of five seminal novels. It discusses the Emergency as an event that prompted the writing of several notable novels attempting to preserve the silenced and fading memory of its human rights violations and suspension of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge India

  • Beyond East and West

    A Story of Civilization through the Great Epics, 1st Edition

    By Suchethana Swaroop

    This volume is a cross-cultural study of the evolution of civilisation. Drawing its material and inspiration from literature and culture, it looks at the achievements of humankind as a single imaginative experience. The book examines how traditions of poetry and literature have shaped cultures,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge India

  • Space, Utopia and Indian Decolonization

    Literary Pre-Figurations of the Postcolony, 1st Edition

    By Sandeep Banerjee

    The book illuminates the spatial utopianism of South Asian anti-colonial texts by showing how they refuse colonial spatial imaginaries to re-imagine the British Indian colony as the postcolony in diverse and contested ways. Focusing on the literary field of South Asia between, largely, the 1860s…

    Hardback – 2019-04-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Religious Devotion and the Poetics of Reform

    Love and Liberation in Malayalam Poetry, 1st Edition

    By George Pati

    The poetry emanating from the bhakti tradition of devotional love in India has been both a religious expression and a form of resistance to hierarchies of caste, gender, and colonialism. Some scholars have read this art form through the lens of resistance and reform, but others have responded that…

    Hardback – 2019-02-26
    Routledge

  • Print and Publishing in Colonial Bengal

    The Journey of Bidyasundar, 1st Edition

    By Tapti Roy

    This book reconstructs the history of print and publishing in colonial Bengal by tracing the unexpected journey of Bharat Chandra’s Bidyasundar, the first book published by a Bengali entrepreneur. The introduction of printing technology by the British in Bengal expanded the scope of publication…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge India

  • Adventure Comics and Youth Cultures in India

    1st Edition

    By Raminder Kaur, Saif Eqbal

    This pioneering book presents a history and ethnography of adventure comic books for young people in India with a particular focus on vernacular superheroism. It chronicles popular and youth culture in the subcontinent from the mid-twentieth century to the contemporary era dominated by creative…

    Paperback – 2018-10-23
    Routledge India

  • Writing Revolution in South Asia

    History, Practice, Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam, Christopher Moffat

    This comprehensive volume examines the relationship between revolutionary politics and the act of writing in modern South Asia. Its pages feature a diverse cast of characters: rebel poets and anxious legislators, party theoreticians and industrious archivists, nostalgic novelists, enterprising…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge

  • Women and Literary Narratives in Colonial India

    Her Myriad Gaze on the ‘Other’, 1st Edition

    By Sukla Chatterjee

    In the colonial context of South Asia, there is a glaring asymmetry in the written records of the interaction between the Bengali women and their European counterparts, which is indicative of the larger and the overall asymmetry of discursive power, including the flow and access to information…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • The Congress in Tamilnad

    Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937, 1st Edition

    By David Arnold

    Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad’s geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential…

    Paperback – 2018-09-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • Bharati Mukherjee

    Critical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson

    The twelve essays that form this book, first published in 1993, interpret Bharati Mukherjee’s oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. The authors’ approaches range from the biographical to the poststructuralist, from cultural analysis to comparative commentary to deconstructive reading.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

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