Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representations

Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representations

by Rumina Sethi
     
 


This book focuses on the construction of forms of historical consciousness in narratives, or schools of narrative. The study seeks to underscore what goes behind the writing of 'true' and 'authentic' histories by treating historical fiction as the literary dimension of nationalist ideology. It traces nationalism from its abstract underpinnings to its concrete… See more details below

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This book focuses on the construction of forms of historical consciousness in narratives, or schools of narrative. The study seeks to underscore what goes behind the writing of 'true' and 'authentic' histories by treating historical fiction as the literary dimension of nationalist ideology. It traces nationalism from its abstract underpinnings to its concrete manifestation in historical fiction which underwrites the Indian freedom struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198183396
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Narratives of Nationalism and the Politics of the Orient
Part One
1. The Nativization of English
2. The Ideology of Gandhi: A Mass Fantasy
Part Two
3. Peasant Uprisings and Fictional Strategies
4. Contesting Identities: Involvement and Resistance of Women
Part Three
5. The Future of a Vision
6. Fixity and Resistance
Bibliography

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