Postcolonial Literary History and Indian English Fiction

by Paul Sharrad

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Handcuffed to History


Chapter 1: Desani Redressed: Baroque Folds and the Postcolonial Novel


Chapter 2: The Cloth of History: Carlyle, Leibniz, and the Great Trotter


Chapter 3: Blackbirding: Diaspora Narratives and the Invasion of the Bodysnatchers


Chapter 4: Spirits of Place: Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain and Namita Gokhale’s The Book of Shadows


Chapter 5: Frozen Relations: The Incest Motif in Indian English Fiction


Chapter 6: Roy Recites A History Lesson


Chapter 7: Folding up the Family: Impossible Metaphors of Nation


Chapter 8: A Turn in the South: Ranga Rao and Bharati Mukherjee


Chapter 9: The Ties that Bind? Freedom, Free Fall, and Family in Diasporic Fiction


Chapter 10: Writing through glass: Fiction and History in Kesavan, Rushdie, and Ghosh


Chapter 11: What Really Happened: Myth, History, and Vikram Chandra


Chapter 12: Conclusion


Bibliography

Index


 

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