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The Resource Cultural imperialism and the Indo-English novel : genre and ideology in R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie

Cultural imperialism and the Indo-English novel : genre and ideology in R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie

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Cultural imperialism and the Indo-English novel : genre and ideology in R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie
Title
Cultural imperialism and the Indo-English novel : genre and ideology in R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cultural Imperialism and the Indo-English Novel focuses on the novels of R. K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie and explores the tension in these novels between ideology and the generic fictive strategies that shape ideology or are shaped by it. Fawzia Afzal-Khan raises the important question of how much the usage of certain ideological strategies actually helps the ex-colonized writer deal effectively with postcolonial and postindependence trauma and whether or not the choice of a particular genre or mode employed by a writer presupposes the extent to which that writer will be successful in challenging the ideological strategies of "containment" perpetuated by most Western "orientalist" texts and writers. She argues that the formal or generic choices of the four writers studied here reveal that they are using genre as an ideological "strategy of liberation" to help free their peoples and cultures from the hegemonic strategies of "containment" imposed upon them. She concludes that the works studied here constitute an ideological rebuttal of Western writers' denigrating "containment" of non-Western cultures. She also notes that self-criticism, as implied in Rushdie's works, is not be confused with self-hatred, a theme found in Naipaul's work
Cataloging source
VLY
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Afzal-Khan, Fawzia
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR9492.2.A4 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Indic fiction (English)
  • Literature and society
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Desai, Anita
  • Markandaya, Kamala
  • Narayan, R. K
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Indic fiction (English)
  • Literature and society
  • India
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • English Literature
Label
Cultural imperialism and the Indo-English novel : genre and ideology in R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
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online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 R. K. Narayan: The Realm of Mythic Realism -- 2 Anita Desai: The Morality of Realism Versus the Aestheticism of Myth -- 3 Kamala Markandaya: Myth Versus Realism or East Versus West -- 4 Salman Rushdie: The Debunking of Myth -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Index
Control code
1162027696
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271072210
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctv14g2hqw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162027696
Label
Cultural imperialism and the Indo-English novel : genre and ideology in R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 R. K. Narayan: The Realm of Mythic Realism -- 2 Anita Desai: The Morality of Realism Versus the Aestheticism of Myth -- 3 Kamala Markandaya: Myth Versus Realism or East Versus West -- 4 Salman Rushdie: The Debunking of Myth -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Index
Control code
1162027696
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271072210
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv14g2hqw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162027696

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