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Beside the west: postcolonial women writers in a transnational frame

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter returns to the question of how women writers, specifically of a younger generation, theorise and re-emblematise the nation in their work. Whereas some women writers choose to distance ... More


East is east: where postcolonialism is neo-orientalist – the cases of Sarojini Naidu and Arundhati Roy

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter on post-colonialism as neo-orientalist explores the colonialist filiations underlying post-independence representations of the colonised body, especially the female body. A study of the ... More


Arundhati Roy’s “Return to the Things Themselves”: Phenomenology and the Challenge of Justice

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, which tackles specific lineages of oppression as well as the nature and genesis of human brutality using layered metaphorics ... More


Global Noise: Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru

Berthold Schoene

in The Cosmopolitan Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638154
eISBN:
9780748651795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638154.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines three novels, written by Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Hari Kunzru. These novels are concerned with the feasibility of sustaining the dynamics of Nancean world-formation in the ... More


Modernism Across the Commonwealth: Virginia Woolf’s and Arundhati Roy’s Critique of Empire

Elsa Hӧgberg

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a reading of Woolf's The Waves and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things in order to highlight the critique against imperialism that emerges through the two writers' ... More


Circulating Modernisms: Collages of Empire in Fictions of the Long Twentieth Century

Susan Stanford Friedman

in Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter uses the modernist principle of collage to put fictions of post/colonialism in Africa and India in juxtaposition. It circulates between readings of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Salih’s ... More


A Narrow View of the World: Gendered Literary Culture and South Asian American Belonging

Tamara Bhalla

in Reading Together, Reading Apart: Identity, Belonging, and South Asian American Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040481
eISBN:
9780252098925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040481.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter demonstrates how gender in the form of the gendered design of book covers, the construction of the authorial persona of Arundhati Roy and Salman Rushdie, and the gendered disciplinary ... 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


Colonial Trauma, Utopian Carnality, Modernist Form: Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

Greg Forter

in Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction: Atlantic and Other Worlds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198830436
eISBN:
9780191880018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830436.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American Colonial Literature

Understandings of trauma in the colonial context fall largely into two strands. A therapeutic strand endorses the potential for “healing” from colonial trauma in the present, postcolonial era but ... More


Atrocious Encounters: Caste Violence and State Violence

Deepti Misri

in Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038853
eISBN:
9780252096815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038853.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter studies two often-intersecting forms of violence peculiar to the postcolonial Indian state: the “caste atrocity” and the “encounter killing.” It begins with Arundhati Roy's novel The God ... More


Small Places, Close to Home

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book has demonstrated how an “embodied politics of reading” can negotiate broad questions about social justice. It has suggested how narrative literature might replenish and recuperate our ... More


Telling the Traumas of History

Joanne Lipson Freed

in Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713767
eISBN:
9781501713828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713767.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Focusing on the novels Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko, and The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy, Chapter 2 uses trauma theory to explore how histories of imperial domination refuse to be ... More


Who Are “We” in the Novel?

Shreerekha Subramanian

in Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040412
eISBN:
9780252098833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040412.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter brings together the theoretical lesson in Arundhati Roy's distillation of “We” (from the documentary film, We, 2006) with Umrigar's novelistic fabric in The Weight of Heaven (2009). In ... More


Epilogue: The God Of Small Things

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0074
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This epilogue discusses Arundhati Roy's novel The God of Small Things, which is about India and the small everyday objects with which people surround themselves, and how they shape people's lives. ... More


The Nation and Its Queers

Rahul Rao

in Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190865511
eISBN:
9780190865559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865511.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

In 2014, the Supreme Court of India endorsed the demand of trans petitioners for recognition as a ‘backward’ class, entitling them to constitutional guarantees of affirmative action. The equation of ... More


Contempt of Court

Gautam Bhatia

in Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460878
eISBN:
9780199086351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460878.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses Indian and comparative jurisprudence on the relationship between contempt of court and the freedom of speech. It commences with a discussion of the Constituent Assembly ... More


Writing Workshop

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

When invited to give a brief talk on ethnography at a writing workshop in the Scottish Highlands, I decided to share some anecdotes about the importance of what Jane Bennett calls ¡°the wonder of ... More


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