Literature And Nation / Edition 1

Literature And Nation / Edition 1

by Richard Allen
     
 

Perhaps no two nations in modern times have had a more complex cultural engagement than imperial Britain and colonised India. This unique anthology of stories, poems, historical documents and extracts from novels - most unavailable elsewhere - enables readers to examine the cultures of these two countries in an integrated way.
Introductory chapters by Richard

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Overview

Perhaps no two nations in modern times have had a more complex cultural engagement than imperial Britain and colonised India. This unique anthology of stories, poems, historical documents and extracts from novels - most unavailable elsewhere - enables readers to examine the cultures of these two countries in an integrated way.
Introductory chapters by Richard Allen and Harish Trivedi and others set out agendas for reconsideration of classic texts from the period. Major themes include:
The British nation and the colonies
Literature, nation and revolution
Poetry and nation
Liberal dilemmas in England and India
Gandhian nationalism
Independence and after
Post-colonial hybridity
Literature and Nation helps readers understand how critical thinking in the post-colonial area has developed. It also extends the field of post-colonial studies by presenting fresh primary materials translated into English from other languages. It is essential reading for all those interested in Britain and India, in colonial and post-colonial discourse, and in the interface of literature and history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415212076
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/25/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors6
Preface7
How to use this book8
Literature and history9
First encounters: works by Sir William Jones and others29
The British nation and the colonies: Mansfield Park43
Literature, nation and revolution: A Tale of Two Cities55
The White Man's Burden: Kim67
Poetry and nation: W. B. Yeats78
Liberal dilemmas in England and India: A Passage to India95
Gandhian nationalism: Kanthapura107
Fragmenting nations and lives: Sunlight on a Broken Column121
A post-colonial world: Look Back in Anger and the Enigma of Arrival138
Post-colonial hybridity: Midnight's Children154
Related Texts
Literature and history168
The British penetration of India (map)168
The Republic of India (map)169
First encounters170
Warren Hastings, Preface to Charles Wilkins's translation of The Bhagavad-Gita170
Sir William Jones, Preface to Sacontala174
Sir William Jones, On the origin and families of nations178
Indian poetry in English184
Raja Rammohan Roy, On education in India191
Raja Rammohan Roy, On British moves to abolish the practice of female sacrifices194
Thomas Babington Macaulay, on education for India198
The British nation and the colonies206
Robert Southey, from The Curse of Kehama206
Thomas Moore, from Lalla Rookh216
Literature, nation and revolution225
Accounts of the events of 1857225
G. B. Malleson, from The Indian Mutiny of 1857229
J. F. Fanthorne, from Mariam: A Story of the Indian Mutiny of 1857235
The White Man's Burden240
Rabindranath Tagore, from Gora240
J. R. Seeley, from The Expansion of England245
Poetry and nation256
W. B. Yeats, 'Irish Writers Who Are Winning Fame'256
W. B. Yeats, 'Ireland and the Arts'259
W. B. Yeats, Introduction to Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali263
Rabindranath Tagore, Two poems from Gitanjali267
Rabindranath Tagore, from Nationalism268
Vallathol Narayana Menon, Selected poems278
Liberal dilemmas in England and India286
Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Home rule for India: radical ideas286
Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Home rule for India: moderate ideas288
The Indian princes and the future of India293
Edward Thompson, from The Reconstruction of India294
Gandhian nationalism300
Speeches and writings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi300
Premchand, 'A Special Holi'310
Premchand, from Rangabhumi314
Speeches and writings of Jawaharlal Nehru317
Fragmenting nations and lives322
Lalithambika Antharjanam, 'Childhood Memories'322
Lalithambika Antharjanam, 'A Leaf in the Storm'329
Bhishm Sahni, 'The Train Has Reached Amritsar'336
Ajneya [S. H. Vatsayan], 'Getting Even'345
Saadat Hasan Manto, 'Toba Tek Singh'351
A post-colonial world357
Christine Weston, 'Be Still, She Sleeps'357
Ruskin Bond, 'The Man Who Was Kipling'360
Ruskin Bond, 'The Last Time I Saw Delhi'363
Tom Stoppard, from Indian Ink366
Post-colonial hybridity373
Kamaleshwar, 'The Nose of King George the Fifth'373
Sharad Joshi, 'Who Isn't Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'378
Alka Saraogi, from Kali-katha: Via Bypass384
Acknowledgements394
Index396

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