Consumable Texts in Contemporary India: Uncultured Books and Bibliographical Sociology

Consumable Texts in Contemporary India: Uncultured Books and Bibliographical Sociology

by S. Gupta

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Consumable Texts in Contemporary India: Uncultured Books and Bibliographical Sociology by S. Gupta

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137489289
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/20/2015
Series: New Directions in Book History
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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 Contents

Acknowledgements 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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Sally-Rabbit_82 More than 1 year ago
I have been to India many times, both love it and hate it -- and I am doing a degree in South Asian cultures. I want to do research on youth culture in India. This is the most useful book I have found on the contemporary scene. It is amazingly researched, and answers many of the questions I had. The chapters on group discussion are a revelation. .