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Between the Lines South Asians and Postcoloniality by Deepika Bahri
  

Between the Lines South Asians and Postcoloniality

Part of the Asian American History & Cultu Series

Synopsis

Between the Lines South Asians and Postcoloniality by Deepika Bahri

This ground-breaking collection of new interviews, critical essays, and commentary explores South Asian identity and culture. Sensitive to the false homogeneity implied by South Asian, diaspora, postcolonial, and Asian American, the contributors attempt to unpack these terms. By examining the social, economic, and historical particularities of people who live between the lines -on and between borders-they reinstate questions of power and privilege, agency and resistance. As South Asians living in the United States and Canada, each to some degree must reflect on the interaction of the personal I, the collective we, and the world beyond. The South Asian scholars gathered together in this volume speak from a variety of theoretical perspectives; in the essays and interviews that cross the boundaries of conventional academic disciplines, they engage in intense, sometimes contentious, debate. Contributors: Meena Alexander, Gauri Viswanathan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Amritjit Singh, M. G. Vassanji, Sohail Inayatullah, Ranita Chatterjee, Benita Mehta, Sanjoy Majumder, Mahasveta Barua, Sukeshi Kamra, Samir Dayal, Pushpa Naidu Parekh, Indrani Mitra, Huma Ibrahim, Amitava Kumar, Shantanu DuttaAhmed, Uma Parameswaran. In the series Asian American History and Culture, edited by Sucheng Chan, David Palumbo-Liu, Michael Omi, K. Scott Wong, and Linda Trinh Vo.

Reviews

an important and valuable study as it engages in a discourse which pushes beyond simplistic meanings and complacent acceptance of complex terms like 'postcolonial
and

'South Asian.'


-MELUS


About the Author

Deepika Bahri is Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Theory at Emory University.Mary Vasudeva is on the Board of Directors for the Academic Excellence Foundation at Bowling Green State University.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th October 1996

Author

Deepika Bahri

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Publisher

Temple University Press,U.S.

Format

Paperback
301 pages

Categories


Social issues & processes

ISBN

9781566394680

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