Representing the margin
Ajay S. Sekher

About the Book

This remarkable study on post colonial Indian fiction/s written in various regional languages is on the representation of socio-cultural margins of caste and gender in the novel. The book analyzes works of fiction mostly written in the second half of the twentieth century by eminent Indian authors in languages like Urdu/Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam and English. It is also an ethical and epistemological critique of caste and Brahmanic patriarchy in India. Novelists like Premchand, Abdul Bismillah, Mahasweta Devi, Sirshendu Mukhopadhyaya, U R Anantha Moorthy, Rao Bahaddur, O V Vijayan, K J Baby, Raja Rao, Arundhati Roy are featured and discussed in the work. It provides critical perspectives on Indian culture, literature and society at large. It is also a critique of Indian cultural histories or heterologies and modernity as well. It provides an alternative subaltern hermeneutics and reading and articulating position by critiquing the hegemonic trends in post colonial studies.

About the Edition

Representing the Margin is about the representation of socio cultural margins in Indian fiction written in various Indian languages including English. The focus of inquiry is the narrativization of caste and gender issues in fiction. It is also a critical study on Indian modernity and its discontents.

The work analyzes post colonial fiction in various Indian languages including Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi/Urdu, Kannada and English. Authors like Premchand, Abdul Bismillah, Mahasweta Devi, Sirshendu Mukhopadhyaya, U R Anantha Moorthy, Rao Bahaddur, O V Vijayan, K J Baby, Raja Rao and Arundhati Roy are discussed. Works include: Godan, Song of the Loom, Samskara, Gramayana, Rudali, Woodworm, Thalamurakal, Mavelimantam, Kantapura and God of Small Things.

The book is a critique of caste and Brahmanic patriarchy in Indian cultural contexts. It develops a subaltern hermeneutics and decentered reading approach. It is also an epistemological account to study Dalit and Bahujan issues in Indian cultural politics.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-217) and index.

Genre
Literary and cultural criticism

Classifications

Library of Congress
PK5423 (P-PZ22)+

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
226 p.
Number of pages
226

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22680532M
ISBN 10
8178356902
LC Control Number
2008319452
OCLC/WorldCat
273832746

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