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Author Merrill, Christi A

Title Riddles of belonging : India in translation and other tales of possession / Christi A. Merrill
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 380 pages)
Contents Can the Subaltern Joke? (to open) -- Humoring the Melancholic Reader of World Literature -- A Telling Example -- Framed -- A Divided Sense -- Passing On -- Narration in Ghost Time -- A Double Hearing (to close)
Summary Can the subaltern joke? Christi A. Merrill answers by invoking riddling, oral-based fictions from Hindi, Rajashanti, Sanskrit and Urdu that dare to laugh at the details of contentious traditions often kept hidden - whether spouse abuse, ethnic violence, or the uncertain legacies of a divinely wrought sex change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-361) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dethā, Vijayadānna -- Translations -- History and criticism
Dethā, Vijayadānna
Indic literature -- Translations -- History and criticism
Folk literature, Indic -- Translations -- History and criticism
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008037466
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