Reading Children: Essays on Children's Literature

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Nilanjana Gupta, Rimi B. Chatterjee
Orient Blackswan, Jan 1, 2009 - Children's literature - 207 pages
Children s literature as a genre has not received much attention from the academic world in India up till now. This collection of essays and articles, is an attempt to look at the shape of writing for children from the nineteenth century onwards, and to question the political and cultural context in which it took place. Crucial questions include the conundrum of whether (and how) childhood and its books have been invented by publishers and writers, and how and from what sources literature of the child has been produced and presented.

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