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Poetry, politics, and culture : essays on Indian texts and contexts

Akshaya Kumar, author.


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  • Title:
    Poetry, politics, and culture : essays on Indian texts and contexts
  • Author: Akshaya Kumar, author.
  • Description: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Section 1 Mapping 'Nation'/'Post-nation'; Section 1: Introduction; 1. Negotiating Nationalism(s): Hindi Poetry During and After the Colonial Period; 2. De-fetishizing Home/Homelessness: 'Nation' in Post-1990s Hindi Poetry; 3. From Hyphen to High-fun: Towards a Topology of New Indian English Diaspora Poetry; Section 2 Re-writing Culture; Section 2: Introduction; 4. From Nationalist Icon to Subaltern Subject and Beyond: Latter-day Meeras
    5. Kissa as the Locus of Cultural History: Kissa Pooran Bhagat in Modern Punjabi Literature6. Translating Bhakti: Versions of Kabir in the Colonial/Early Nationalist Period; 7. Anxieties of Native Descent/Dissent: Bhakti Sub-text of Indian English Verse; Section 3 Disseminating Dissent; Section 3: Introduction; 8. Poetry of Incarceration: Punjabi Prison Poetry from Ghadar to Emergency and Beyond; 9. From Participation to Protest: Political Consciousness of Modern Indian English Poetry; 10. From Confusion to Consolidation: Politics of Counter-aesthetics in Dalit Poetry
    11. On the Frontiers of the Public Sphere: Indian Women's Poetry from Pre-1947 to Post-9/11Bibliography; Index
    This book maps the journey of the Indian poetic imagination-in Hindi, Panjabi and Indian English-from its original quasi-spiritual longings to its activist interventions in the public domain. As Indian poetry of the post-1990s gravitates towards a non-Orientalised postcolonial nationalism, it seeks to rewrite and disseminate the shifting coordinates of nationalist imagination in terms of the dissent of the subaltern discontents of the nation.The book is interdisciplinary: it studies Indian poetry from the new emerging imperatives of postcolonialism, new historiography (subaltern, dal
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Publisher: New Delhi, India ; Oxfordshire, England : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (411 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-315-81610-5;ISBN 1-317-80962-9;ISBN 1-317-80963-7
  • Subjects: Indic poetry -- History and criticism; Indic poetry (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism; Politics in literature; Culture in literature; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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