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The Resource Fiction as history : the novel and the city in modern North India, Vasudha Dalmia

Fiction as history : the novel and the city in modern North India, Vasudha Dalmia

Label
Fiction as history : the novel and the city in modern North India
Title
Fiction as history
Title remainder
the novel and the city in modern North India
Statement of responsibility
Vasudha Dalmia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Vasudha Dalmia provides a panoramic view of the intellectual and cultural life of North India over a century, from the aftermath of the 1857 uprising to the end of the Nehruvian era. The North's historical cities, rooted in an Indo-Persianate culture, began changing more slowly than the Presidency towns founded by the British. Dalmia takes up eight canonical Hindi novels set in six of these cities--Agra, Allahabad, Banaras, Delhi, Lahore, and Lucknow--to trace a literary history of domestic and political cataclysms. Her exploration of the emerging Hindu middle classes, changing personal and professional ambitions, and new notions of married life provides a vivid sense of urban modernity. She argues that the radical social transformations associated with post-1857 urban restructuring, and the political flux resulting from social reform, Gandhian nationalism, communalism, Partition, and the Cold War shaped the realm of the intimate as much as the public sphere. Love and friendship, notions of privacy, attitudes to women's work, and relationships within households are among the book's major themes"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dalmia, Vasudha
Dewey number
891.4/309
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PK2037
LC item number
.D35 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hindi fiction
  • Hindi fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • India, North
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Hindi fiction
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • India
  • North India
Label
Fiction as history : the novel and the city in modern North India, Vasudha Dalmia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: North Indian cities and the Hindi novel -- Towards modernity -- Merchant lives in Mughal Agra and British Delhi -- Wife and courtesan in Banaras -- The holy city as the field of action -- Lahore, Delhi, and the bitter truth of independence -- Modernist conundrums -- City, civilization, and nature -- A civil lines bungalow in Allahabad -- On the rooftops of Agra -- Culture, claustrophobia, and the capital of the new nation
Control code
1107989630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781438476070
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1107989630
Label
Fiction as history : the novel and the city in modern North India, Vasudha Dalmia
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: North Indian cities and the Hindi novel -- Towards modernity -- Merchant lives in Mughal Agra and British Delhi -- Wife and courtesan in Banaras -- The holy city as the field of action -- Lahore, Delhi, and the bitter truth of independence -- Modernist conundrums -- City, civilization, and nature -- A civil lines bungalow in Allahabad -- On the rooftops of Agra -- Culture, claustrophobia, and the capital of the new nation
Control code
1107989630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781438476070
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1107989630

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