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Fictions of India : narrative and power, Peter Morey

Label
Fictions of India : narrative and power
Title
Fictions of India
Title remainder
narrative and power
Statement of responsibility
Peter Morey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fictions of India explores the relation of narrative technique to issues of power in the work of selected writers dealing with India. It examines the imperial context in which the writers operate and suggests how historical and ideological assumptions and anxieties may be read into the texts they produce. The study combines aspects of colonial and post-colonial debate with narrative theories to illuminate the work of these writers operating on either side of an epistemological divide formed by Indian independence in 1947." "The book focuses largely on British writers on India with chapters on Kipling, E. M. Forster, John Masters, J. G. Farrell and Paul Scott. A final, comparative chapter traces the issues of narrative and power in the work of two post-independence Indian writers - Khushwant Singh and Rohinton Mistry - and deals with the burden of story-telling in a post-colonial situation still fraught with communal and neo-colonial abuses."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
EQO
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Morey, Peter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Anglo-Indian fiction
  • Indic fiction (English)
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • India
Label
Fictions of India : narrative and power, Peter Morey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Post-Colonial Criticism: A Transformative Labour.
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Gothic and Supernatural - Allegories at Work and at Play in Kipling's Indian Fiction.
  • p. 21
  • II.
  • E. M. Forster and the Dialogic Imagination.
  • p. 53
  • III.
  • John Masters: Writing as Staying On.
  • p. 80
  • IV.
  • Burden of Representation: Counter-Discourse through Cultural Texts in J.G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur.
  • p. 109
  • V.
  • God that Left the Temple: Unravelling the Imperial Narrative in Paul Scott's Raj Quartet.
  • p. 134
  • VI.
  • Post-Colonial DestiNations: Spatial Re(con)figurings in Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan and Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.
  • p. 161
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 190
  • Index.
  • p. 208
Control code
020000979413
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780748611812
Lccn
2001369162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fictions of India : narrative and power, Peter Morey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Post-Colonial Criticism: A Transformative Labour.
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Gothic and Supernatural - Allegories at Work and at Play in Kipling's Indian Fiction.
  • p. 21
  • II.
  • E. M. Forster and the Dialogic Imagination.
  • p. 53
  • III.
  • John Masters: Writing as Staying On.
  • p. 80
  • IV.
  • Burden of Representation: Counter-Discourse through Cultural Texts in J.G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur.
  • p. 109
  • V.
  • God that Left the Temple: Unravelling the Imperial Narrative in Paul Scott's Raj Quartet.
  • p. 134
  • VI.
  • Post-Colonial DestiNations: Spatial Re(con)figurings in Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan and Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.
  • p. 161
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 190
  • Index.
  • p. 208
Control code
020000979413
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780748611812
Lccn
2001369162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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