Through what he terms "bibliographical sociology", Suman Gupta explores the presence of English-language publications in the contemporary Indian context – their productions, circulations and readerships – to understand current social trends.
About the Author
Suman Gupta is Professor of Literature and Cultural History at the Open University UK. He is the author of eleven previous books and editor of seven, including The Theory and Reality of Democracy, Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies, Globalization and Literature, Imagining Iraq and Contemporary Literature: The Basics.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements 1. Keywords and Preliminaries 2. Indian Commercial Fiction in English 3. Indian Vernacular Pulp Fiction in English Translation 4. On the Indian Readers of Hitler's Mein Kampf 5. Framing Group Discussion Guidebooks 6. Low-End Group Discussion Guidebooks and Kunjis 7. Approaching Public Sector 'Value Education' Publications 8. Mapping Public Sector 'Value Education' Publications 9. Rules of Bibliographical Sociology's Method Bibliography
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