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The Resource English Heart, Hindi Heartland : the Political Life of Literature in India

English Heart, Hindi Heartland : the Political Life of Literature in India

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English Heart, Hindi Heartland : the Political Life of Literature in India
Title
English Heart, Hindi Heartland
Title remainder
the Political Life of Literature in India
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
English Heart, Hindi Heartland examines Delhi's postcolonial literary world--its institutions, prizes, publishers, writers, and translators, and the cultural geographies of key neighborhoods--in light of colonial histories and the globalization of English. Rashmi Sadana places internationally recognized authors such as Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and Aravind Adiga in the context of debates within India about the politics of language and alongside other writers, including K. Satchidanandan, Shashi Deshpande, and Geetanjali Shree. Sadana undertakes an ethnographic study of literary culture that probes the connections between place, language, and text in order to show what language comes to stand for in people's lives. In so doing, she unmasks a social discourse rife with questions of authenticity and cultural politics of inclusion and exclusion. English Heart, Hindi Heartland illustrates how the notion of what is considered to be culturally and linguistically authentic not only obscures larger questions relating to caste, religious, and gender identities, but that the authenticity discourse itself is continually in flux. In order to mediate and extract cultural capital from India's complex linguistic hierarchies, literary practitioners strategically deploy a fluid set of cultural and political distinctions that Sadana calls "literary nationality." Sadana argues that English, and the way it is positioned among the other Indian languages, does not represent a fixed pole, but rather serves to change political and literary alliances among classes and castes, often in surprising ways
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sadana, Rashmi
Dewey number
891.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PK5416
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Flash points
Series volume
8
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  • Indic literature (English)
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Politics and literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Book industries and trade
  • Indic literature (English)
  • Politics and literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Publishers and publishing
  • India
Label
English Heart, Hindi Heartland : the Political Life of Literature in India
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue: The Slush Pile; Chapter 1: Reading Delhi and Beyond; Chapter 2: Two Tales of a City; Chapter 3: In Sujan Singh Park; Chapter 4: The Two Brothers of Ansari Road; Chapter 5: At the Sahitya Akademi; Chapter 6: Across the Yamuna; Chapter 7: "A Suitable Text for a Vegetarian Audience"; Chapter 8: Indian Literature Abroad; Chapter 9: Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
776108966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520952294
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613521019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 352101
  • 22573/cttt2397
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776108966
Label
English Heart, Hindi Heartland : the Political Life of Literature in India
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue: The Slush Pile; Chapter 1: Reading Delhi and Beyond; Chapter 2: Two Tales of a City; Chapter 3: In Sujan Singh Park; Chapter 4: The Two Brothers of Ansari Road; Chapter 5: At the Sahitya Akademi; Chapter 6: Across the Yamuna; Chapter 7: "A Suitable Text for a Vegetarian Audience"; Chapter 8: Indian Literature Abroad; Chapter 9: Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
776108966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520952294
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613521019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 352101
  • 22573/cttt2397
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776108966

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