New Readings in the Literature of British India, c. 1780-1947

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Shafquat Towheed
Columbia University Press, Oct 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 340 pages
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The contributions to this book amply demonstrate the richness, vitality, and complexity of the colonial transactions between Britain and India over the last two centuries, and they do so by approaching the topic from a specific perspective: by interpreting the rubric 'new readings' as broadly, creatively, and productively as possible. They cover a wide range of literary responses and genres: eighteenth-century drama, the gothic novel, verse, autobiography, history, religious writing, journalism, women's memoirs, travel writing, popular fiction, and the modernist novel. Brought together in one volume, these essays offer a small, but representative sample of the multifaceted literary and cultural traffic between Britain and India in the colonial period. In the richness and diversity of the various contributors' strategies and interpretations, these new readings urge us to return once again to texts that we think we know, as well as to explore those that we do not, with a freshly renewed sense of their complexity, immediacy, and relevance.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Late EighteenthCentury Women Dramatists the Hastings Trial and the Making of British India
11
Maturins Melmoth the Wanderer and Images of Juggernaut in Early NineteenthCentury Missionary Writing
41
Reading Eliza Fays Original Letters
65
Cultural Intimacy and Interracial Kinshipin Fanny Parkss Wanderings of a Pilgrimin Search of the Picturesque
93
The Voyage Outand AngloIndian Fictions of Voyaging and Domesticity
119
The Construction of Good Womanhood in Annisa an Early TwentiethCentury Womens Magazine in Urdu
147
British India and the Politics of Popular Islamic Texts
173
The Politics of Marriage Companionship and Love in LateColonial Princely India
193
9 The Reception of Marie Corelli in India
219
The Construction of the Queer Subaltern in J R Ackerleys Hindoo Holiday
245
Reading Raja Raos Kanthapuraand Aubrey Menens The Prevalence of Witches
279
Mulk Raj Anand in England
301
Contributors
327
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