This volume focuses on the publisher's series as a cultural formation - a material artifact and component of cultural hierarchies. Contributors engage with archival research, cultural theory, literary and bibliometric analysis (amongst a range of other approaches) to contextualize the publisher's series in terms of its cultural and economic work.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2008|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)|
About the Author
SARAH BROUILLETTE is Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
VICTORIA CONDIE has taught Middle English Literature and History of Art for Oxford University's Department of Continuing Education and at Greyfriars Hall. She is currently researching the history of Thacker, Spink and Co.
KITTY SCOULAR DATTA is associate lecturer, Open University, UK.
ANINDITA GHOSH is Lecturer in Modern History, University of Manchester, UK.
PRIYA JOSHI is Associate Professor of English, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
HEMJYOTI MEDHI teaches postgraduate students in the Dept. of English and Foreign Languages, Tezpur University, India.
SUSHEILA NASTA is Professor in Modern Literature, Open University, UK.
RUVANI RANASINHA is Senior Lecturer in English, King's College London, UK.
SHAFQUAT TOWHEED is Lecturer in Literature and Book History, Open University, UK.
HARISH TRIVEDI is Professor of English, University of Delhi, India.
Table of Contents
List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Introduction; R.Fraser & M.Hammond The 'Book' in India: Orality, Manu-Script, Print, (Post)Colonialism; H.Trivedi The Many Worlds of the Vernacular Book: Performance, Literacy and Print in Colonial Bengal; A.Ghosh Publishing and Translating Hafez under Empire; K.Scoular Datta Missionary Writing and the Self-Fashioning of Assamese Cultural Identity in Colonial India: Revisiting the Past, Understanding the Present; H.Medhi Futures Past: Books, Reading, Culture in the Age of Liberalization; P.Joshi Book Circulation and Reader Responses in Colonial India; D.Finkelstein Thacker, Spink and Company: Bookselling and Printing in Mid Nineteenth-Century Calcutta; V.Condie Two Paradigms of Literary Production: The Production, Circulation and Legal Status of Rudyard Kipling's Departmental Ditties and Indian Railway Library Texts; S.Towheed War and the Colonial Book Trade: The Case of OUP India; R.Fraser Between Bloomsbury, Gandhi and Transcultural Modernities: The Publication and Reception of Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable ; S.Nasta Talking to India: The Literary Production and Consumption of South Asian Anglophone Writers in Britain, 1940-55; R.Ranasinha Salman Rushdie and Zulfikar Ghosh in the Literary Marketplace; S.Brouillette Bibliography Index