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Dissenters and mavericks [electronic resource] : writings about India in English, 1765-2000 / Margery Sabin.

By: Sabin, Margery, 1940-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (viii, 239 p.).ISBN: 9780195348705 (electronic bk.); 0195348702 (electronic bk.); 9780195150179 (alk. paper); 0195150171 (alk. paper); 1280532378; 9781280532375.Subject(s): English literature -- History and criticism | Anglo-Indian literature -- History and criticism | Indic literature (English) -- History and criticism | Imperialism in literature | Postcolonialism -- India | India -- In literature | India -- Foreign public opinion, British | Great Britain -- Relations -- India | India -- Relations -- Great Britain | India -- Historiography | Imperialismo en la literatura | Postcolonialismo -- India | India -- En la literatura | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, WelshGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dissenters and mavericks.DDC classification: 820.9/3254 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: Why dissent matters to literature -- pt. 1. The colonial period. Anti-imperialist wit in Horace Walpole's letters ; Burke's India campaign: Goliath, scourge, redeemer ; William Henry Sleeman and the Suttee romance ; Victorian oblivion and The moonstone -- pt. 2. After independence. The beast in Nirad Chaudhuri's garden ; The politics of cultural freedom: India in the 1950s ; Individuality as a problem in Naipaul's Indian narratives ; Epilogue: Pankaj Mishra and postcolonial cosmopolitanism.
Summary: This study reinstates the author at the centre of the relationship between literature and history. It explores the tension between "discourse analysis" and literary criticism, then discusses writers who have achieved a measure of freedom from the limitations of their historical moments.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-232) and index.

Introduction: Why dissent matters to literature -- pt. 1. The colonial period. Anti-imperialist wit in Horace Walpole's letters ; Burke's India campaign: Goliath, scourge, redeemer ; William Henry Sleeman and the Suttee romance ; Victorian oblivion and The moonstone -- pt. 2. After independence. The beast in Nirad Chaudhuri's garden ; The politics of cultural freedom: India in the 1950s ; Individuality as a problem in Naipaul's Indian narratives ; Epilogue: Pankaj Mishra and postcolonial cosmopolitanism.

This study reinstates the author at the centre of the relationship between literature and history. It explores the tension between "discourse analysis" and literary criticism, then discusses writers who have achieved a measure of freedom from the limitations of their historical moments.

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