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Shifting Conditions: The Changing Markets for South Asian Writing in Britain during the Twentieth Century

Ruvani Ranasinha

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a broad literary and structural history of South Asian Anglophone writing published in Britain. Early writers like Mulk Raj Anand and Nirad Chaudhuri need to be seen in terms of ... More


The Tehelka Commission and Press Freedom 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0095
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Chief Justice A. S. Anand nominated a retired judge of the Supreme Court to head a Commission of Inquiry on the tehelka.com exposé. It was unfortunate that retired judge was given the charge of ... More


Bribes in Parliament: A Shocking Ruling by the Supreme Court 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0046
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter criticises the Indian Supreme Court's April 1998 decision in the Jharkand Mukti Morcha case P.V. Narasimha Rao v State, which held that legislators who take bribes enjoy constitutional ... More


Travels in the Body: Technologies of Waste in the Chinese Diaspora

Deborah L. Madsen

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The theme of toilets in particular, and waste in general, permeates the cultural production of the Chinese diaspora. This chapter analyzes the toilet as an element of material culture that usually ... More


‘London is blacker than lacquer’

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The cultural and social climate to which Lao She would respond in Er Ma was one both of hidebound retrenchment and outward-looking optimism, the latter thanks to the efforts of Binyon, Waley, and ... More


Introduction

Shweta Kishore

in Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers: Practicing Independence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474433068
eISBN:
9781474453578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433068.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In India, ‘independent documentary film’ is a term that signifies a body of films that first appeared in 1975 during the Constitutional Emergency, a period when the repressive exercise of state ... More


The Chandrachud Court (1978–85)

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Chandrachud Court of 1978–85. The Janata regime was pledged to restore the independence of the judiciary but had not committed itself to restoring the convention of ... More


Entangled Emotions: Race, Encounters and Anti-Colonial Cosmopolitanism

Santanu Das

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Undivided India contributed to the First World War more than one million men who served in places as diverse as France, Mesopotamia and East Africa and forged a remarkable range of encounters across ... More


Extending Male Control: The Gentrified Imagination and Popular Female Traditions

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines the displacement and reorganization of traditions to initiate markers and rituals of a specifically Sikh identity. The passing of the Anand Marriage Act of 1909—in the teeth of ... More


Textual Analysis

Pashaura Singh

in The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter describes the use of textual analysis to reconstruct the history of the Adi Granth by focusing on how the text came into being. It also examines the editing and recasting of certain ... More


Bhagat Singh’s Jail Notebook

J. Daniel Elam

in World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth: Anticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289790
eISBN:
9780823297221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289790.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Bhagat Singh’s jail notebook is central to understanding revolutionary reading. Reading is revolutionary because it is not in the service of future mastery or authority, but ... More


No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Sonali Perera

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151948
eISBN:
9780231525442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151948.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can there be a novel of the international working class despite the conditions and constraints of economic globalization? What does it mean to invoke working-class writing as an ethical intervention ... More


Courts' Powers of Contempt *

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The law of contempt is being liberalized in every democratic country governed by the rule of law. This chapter discusses how the opposite trend is occurring in India, which was launched no less by ... More


Modernism, Marxism, Metaphor: The Origins of a Literary Politics of Particularism

Toral Jatin Gajarawala

in Untouchable Fictions: Literary Realism and the Crisis of Caste

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245246
eISBN:
9780823250783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245246.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the early Anglophone writers Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao, who, in the spirit of Gandhism, are determined to read caste. The seminal text on caste in the English language, ... More


“The Messiah America Has Been Waiting For”: Rajneeshpuram in 1980s America

Hugh B. Urban

in Zorba the Buddha: "Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286665
eISBN:
9780520961777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286665.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the Rajneesh community's transplantation to the United States in the 1980s and the foundation of the utopian city of Rajneeshpuram in Oregon. While relatively short-lived, ... More


Colonialism, Race, and Class: Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie as a Literary Representation of the Subaltern

Sonali Perera

in No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151948
eISBN:
9780231525442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151948.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how the Marxist critics of “the radical 1930s” frequently overlooked the efforts of colonial writers of socialist fiction, such as Mulk Raj Anand, who apparently fits into the ... More


Imagining Justice

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter outlines the role of the modernist narrative in linking ethics and politics using the novel Untouchable (1935) by Indian writer Mulk Raj Anand as an example. The novel tells ... More


Comparative Colonialisms: Joyce, Anand, and the Question of Engagement

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter tackles the question of colonialism by exploring the connection between James Joyce and Mulk Raj Anand. It examines the complex correspondences that link Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist ... More


Introduction: Geographical Emotions and the Modernist City

Andrew Thacker

in Modernism, Space and the City: Outsiders and Affect in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748633470
eISBN:
9781474459754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633470.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter introduces the overall methodology and theoretical approach taken in the book, explaining the significance of the idea of the outsider in modernism. It then outlines the idea of the ... More


The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film

Thomas Waugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645862
eISBN:
9781452945859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645862.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book collects Thomas Waugh’s work on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s and Joris Ivens’s ... More


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