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Title Alternative Indias : writing, nation and communalism / edited by Peter Morey and Alex Tickell.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2005.

Series Cross/cultures : readings in the post/colonial literatures in English, 0924-1426 ; 82.
Cross/cultures ; 82.
Subject Nationalism in literature.
Communalism in literature.
Writing in literature.
Religion and literature -- India.
Alt Name Morey, Peter.
Tickell, Alex.
Series Cross/cultures : readings in the post/colonial literatures in English, 0924-1426 ; 82.
Cross/cultures ; 82.
Subject Nationalism in literature.
Communalism in literature.
Writing in literature.
Religion and literature -- India.
Alt Name Morey, Peter.
Tickell, Alex.
Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 238 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Limits of Secularism and the Construction of Composite National Identity in India; The Discovery of Aryavarta: Hindu Nationalism and Early Indian Fiction in English; "First Realise Your Need": Manju Kapur's Erotic Nation; "Cutting Across Time": Memory, Narrative, and Identity in Shashi Deshpande's Small Remedies; The Communalization and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai's In Custody; "Reflexive Worlds": The Indias of A.K. Ramanujan; Communalism, Corruption and Duty in Rohinton Mistry's Family Matters.
The Routes of National Identity in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow LinesInscribing a Sikh India: An Alternative Reading of Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan; No Passports, No Visas: The Line of Control Between India and Pakistan in Contemporary Bombay Cinema; Afterword; Contributors; Index.
Summary The debate over whether religious or secular identities provide the most viable model for a wider national identity has been a continuous feature of Indian politics from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Moreover, in the last thirty years the increasingly communal articulation of popular politics and the gradual rise of a constellation of Hindu nationalist parties headed by the BJP has increased the urgency of this debate. While Indian writing in English has fostered a long tradition of political dissent, and has repeatedly questioned ethnocentric, culturally exclusive forms of p.
ISBN 1423789040 (electronic bk.)
9781423789048 (electronic bk.)
9789401202596
9401202591
9789042019270
9042019271 (hd. bd.)
OCLC # 70697158
Additional Format Print version: Alternative Indias. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2005 9042019271 (OCoLC)63764153.


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