Representing the margin
caste and gender in Indian fiction
by Ajay S. Sekher
Written in English.
About the Book
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -217) and index.
|Genre||Literary and cultural criticism|
|Library of Congress||PK5423 (P-PZ22)+|
The Physical Object
|Number of pages||226|
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