Representing the margin
Ajay S. Sekher

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.

Edition Notes

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

Genre Literary and cultural criticism


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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