This book explores the political co-operations and textual connections which linked anti-colonial, nationalist, and modernist groups and individuals in the British empire. Boehmer significantly questions prevailing postcolonial paradigms of the self-defining nation, syncretism and mimicry, and dismantles still-dominant binary definitions of the colonial relationship.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Anti-imperial interaction across the colonial borderline: Introduction, The Irish Boer War and The United Irishman.
2. India the starting point: cross-national self-translation in 1900s Calcutta.
3. 'But Transmitters'?: The interdiscursive alliance of Aurobindo Ghose and Sister Nivedita.
4. 'Able to sing their songs': Solomon Plaatje's many-tongued nationalism.
5. 'Immeasurable strangeness' between empire and modernism: W. B. Yeats and Rabindranath Tagore, and Leonard Woolf.