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Author Mallot, J. Edward.

Title Memory, nationalism, and narrative in contemporary South Asia / J. Edward Mallot
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 235 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I: The Limits of Memory -- The City Beautiful: Remembering and Dismembering Chandigarh -- I Didn't Kill Gandhi: Memory and the Bollywood Assassin -- A. Sivanandan, Romesh Gunesekera and the Crisis of Sri Lankan Histories -- Part II: The Texts of Memory -- Salman Rushdie's Alternative Historiographies -- Body Politics and the Body Politic: Memory as Human Inscription in Anil's Ghost and What the Body Remembers -- 'A Land Outside Space, An Expanse Without Distances': Amitav Ghosh, Kamila Shamsie and the Maps of Memory
Summary Spanning multiple sites of cultural production in South Asia, this book investigates the deeply ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, Kamila Shamsie and Amitav Ghosh create unusual ways to indict nationalism's sinsby accessing and encoding the past and in so doing, he expands memory studies in new, provocative directions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Collective memory and literature -- South Asia.
Nationalism -- South Asia.
South Asian literature (English) -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012013102
ISBN 1137007060 (electronic bk.)
9781137007063 (electronic bk.)