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Introduction

Navnita Chadha Behera

in Political Science: Volume 4: India Engages the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085409
eISBN:
9780199082469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085409.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The introductory chapter discusses how Indian intellectuals and practitioners have engaged with the world in the realm of ideas and on the issue of international relations (IR). It examines how India ... More


Introduction

Robin Rinehart

in Debating the Dasam Granth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755066
eISBN:
9780199895182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755066.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses the controversy surrounding the content and authorship of the Dasam Granth, arguing that the relentless focus on authorship has stalled analysis of the text. The chapter ... More


‘A common language of the spirit’: cultural awakenings and national belongings

Mary Chamberlain

in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean: Barbados, 1937-66

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078767
eISBN:
9781781701997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078767.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the various cultural activities in colonial Barbados and the role played by them in forging a West Indian identity. Various societies such as Dan Blackett's Social Physical ... More


Amit Chaudhuri and the Materiality of the Mundane

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the fiction of Amit Chaudhuri, who had been the most articulate voice in expressing a persistent critique of the ethos of the national allegory that had, at one point, come to ... More


“Mexico Is an Indian Country”: American Indian Diplomacy in Native Nonfiction and Todd Downing’s The Mexican Earth

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter studies how Todd Downing, Will Rogers, and many of the authors from the 1920s to the 1960s model and document the diplomacy in American Indian literature and politics in their writing. ... More


Introduction

Ute Hüsken and Frank Neubert

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the early phases of the classical Indian law literature (dharmaśāstra) all elements in the life of the brāhmin householder had been gradually ritualized. Now, the institution of penance ... More


Epilogue: Coming of Age in the Fifties

Edward Baugh

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this brief memoir, the influential Jamaican critic, teacher, and author, Edward Baugh describes how he experienced the emergence of West Indian literature as a regionally and internationally ... More


American Indian Literature and Indigenous Mexico

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book focuses on American Indian literature, particularly novels, histories, and plays about Mexico and Indigenous Mexican peoples, cultures, and histories between 1920 and 1960. The main ... More


‘This is London calling the West Indies’: the BBC’s Caribbean Voices

Glyne Griffith

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The story of Caribbean Voices shows that conservative colonial attitudes could be as prevalent at the periphery as at the imperial centre, and conversely, that hostility toward the myopic authority ... More


British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the ... More


The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

James H. Cox

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The forty years of American Indian literature taken up in this book—the decades between 1920 and 1960—have been called politically and intellectually moribund. On the contrary, this book identifies a ... More


Incest in Indian Buddhist Culture

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers incest stories in Indian Buddhist literature to understand the extent of this motif in Indian Buddhist culture. Aside from mother–son incest, there also exists in Indian ... More


Writing on A.K. Ramanujan: The ‘Critical Scene’

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The opening chapter presents an overview of the writings on Ramanujan. It comprises both a typological and a chronological classification of critical texts, and provides an outline of critical ... More


Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Angela Calcaterra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Although cross-cultural encounter is often considered an economic or political matter, beauty, taste, and artistry were central to cultural exchange and political negotiation in early and ... More


Pilgrimages to India

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Many European thinkers, writers, and artists crisscrossed India on cultural pilgrimages in search of the paradise they regarded as lost in Western civilization—in the days when a trip to India meant ... More


The Return to Mexico: Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Marmon Silko at the Quincentennial

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the works of first-generation renaissance writers Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Marmon Silko to address how their shared visions of indigenous Mexico constitute a point of ... More


Introduction

Richard F. Nance

in Speaking for Buddhas: Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152303
eISBN:
9780231526678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152303.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter describes the book's trajectory: to explore the ways in which successive Buddhist generations, particularly Indian Buddhists, have imparted teachings through time. According ... More


The Anglo-Indian Novel to 1947

Ralph Crane

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores the Anglo-Indian novel. The history of British writing on India stretches back almost as far as the Indo-British imperial encounter and includes travel writing, missionary ... More


The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India

Sujata S. Mody

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489091
eISBN:
9780199093922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489091.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Making of Modern Hindi examines the politics and processes of making Hindi modern at a formative moment in India’s history, when British imperialism was at its peak and anti-colonial sentiments ... More


Those that be in Bondage

A. R. F. Webber

in Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731064
eISBN:
9781604733327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter traces the development of Webber’s literary career, which began with poetry writing. Webber’s first known poems were “What of a Night,”“Wisdom Cometh in the Morning,” and “The Jealous ... More


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