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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


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


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


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


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


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


Mulk Raj Anand

Chelva Kanaganayakam

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/9780199609932.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on Mulk Raj Anand. Anand's intellectual world was framed by politics, but his concern was largely with social reform and with culture—with art, aesthetics, and with literature. ... 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


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


Profundity with a Light Touch: A Style

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Narayan’s goals were as serious as those of the novelists who wrote before him in south India. He achieved his results with a delicate touch. To a tradition of thematic gravity, he brought a ... More


In a World Dominated by Adults: Swami and Friends

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Ranga Rao furthers his critique by picking up Narayan’s debut novel, Swami and Friends. The very simplicity of the story signals thrifty talent and daring originality of theme. This novel also ... More


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