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World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Jon Hegglund

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This book argues that many Anglophone modernist and postcolonial authors have often functioned as geographers manquéés, advancing theories of space, culture, and community within the formal ... More


Contexts and intertexts

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces Amitav Ghosh, an Indian author who became one of the central figures to emerge from the English literary field after the success of Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children. The ... More


Boundary: Nehru, Ghosh, and the Enchantment of Lines

Jon Hegglund

in World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter explicitly treats geopolitical and fictional drawings of the boundary line—a fundamental yet strangely ephemeral component of the territorial nation-state. It first examines the debates ... More


Amitav Ghosh and Caryl Phillips: Global Travel, Then and Now

in Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318214
eISBN:
9781846317736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317736.003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines travel texts that reverse or challenge the Eurocentric conventions of the genre: In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh and The Atlantic Sound by Caryl Phillips. It explains that ... More


Everybody’s Novel Protist: Chimeracological Entanglements in Amitav Ghosh’s Fiction

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Amitav Ghosh's award-winning science fiction novel The Calcutta Chromosome (1995), a piece that speculates on the somatic transformations to biological life in an era where the ... More


Critical overview and conclusion

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter summarises the extant criticism on Ghosh, which was used to draw many of the observations and insights used in the study. It aims to orient readers to the specific claims that were made ... More


Amitav Ghosh

Anshuman A. Mondal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a critical introduction to the fictional and non-fictional writings of one of the most celebrated and significant literary voices to have emerged from India in recent decades. Encompassing ... More


What the Whales Would Tell Us: Cetacean Communication in Novels by Witi Ihimaera, Linda Hogan, Zakes Mda, and Amitav Ghosh

Jonathan Steinwand

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between humans and whales as inscribed in postcolonial literature. More specifically, it considers cetacean communication in novels by Witi Ihimaera, Linda ... More


‘Our Little Life is Rounded with a Sleep’: The Scottish Presence in Andrew Greig's In Another Light and Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide

Bashabi Fraser

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide and Andrew Greig's In Another Light. In both novels, an Eastern island is linked to another island in the West, in Scotland. Both are novels of ... More


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