Books Without Borders, Volume 2: Perspectives from South Asia

Books Without Borders, Volume 2: Perspectives from South Asia

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This volume concentrates on one of the world's oldest, and most buoyant, book cultures: South Asia. It examines the transition from manuscript to hand press, orality and performance, scripts and nationalism, libraries and copyright, and the recent international vogue for Europhone writers from the region. A particular focus is on overseas publishers adjusting to the stresses of markets. Kipling, Anand, Nirad Chaudhuri, Rushdie and Zulkifar Ghose are each placed in their publishing frame, furthering an underlying discussion of distribution, reception and audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349302901
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/10/2008
Edition description: 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 204
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     ix
List of Tables     x
Notes on Contributors     xi
Acknowledgements     xiv
Introduction: From Palmyra to Print: The Book in South Asia   Robert Fraser   Mary Hammond     1
The 'Book' in India: Orality, Manu-Script, Print (Post)Colonialism   Harish Trivedi     12
The Many Worlds of the Vernacular Book: Performance, Literacy and Print in Colonial Bengal   Anindita Ghosh     34
Publishing and Translating Hafez Under Empire   Kitty Scoular Datta     58
Missionary Writing and the Self-Fashioning of Assamese Cultural Identity in Colonial India: Revisiting the Past, Understanding the Present   Hemjyoti Medhi     71
Futures Past: Books, Reading, Culture in the Age of Liberalization   Priya Joshi     85
Book Circulation and Reader Responses in Colonial India   David Finkelstein     100
Thacker, Spink and Company: Bookselling and Publishing in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Calcutta   Victoria Condie     112
Two Paradigms of Literary Production: The Production, Circulation and Legal Status of Rudyard Kipling's Departmental Ditties and Indian Railway Library Texts   Shafquat Towheed     125
War and the Colonial Book Trade: The Case of OUP India   Robert Fraser     137
Between Bloomsbury and Gandhi? The Background to the Publication and Reception of Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable   Susheila Nasta     151
Talking to India: The Literary Production and Consumption of Selected South Asian Anglophone Writers in Britain and the USA (19402-1950s)   Ruvani Ranasinha     170
Salman Rushdie and Zulfikar Ghose in the Literary Marketplace   Sarah Brouillette     181
Select Bibliography     196
Index     200

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