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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 20–43.
Published: 01 March 2024
... Anglophone, which are rival strategies for the teaching of non-Western literatures in English in US academe. In its concluding sections, the essay considers whether it is possible to teach Bhagat’s “English like Hindi” without allowing it to masquerade as a conduit to a supposedly authentic Indian vernacular...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., in this case Indian literature including Anglophone Indian literature, as a given. While the global Indian novel circulates in English, the South Asian postcolonial comparative literary critic has always known of the dominance of certain literatures in languages such as Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 289–292.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Indian English literature Amitav Ghosh orality AT BOOK-LAUNCH EVENTS and panel discussions at writer conferences, people often ask me how I learned or got inspired to write. Indeed, reading a wide variety of books served as one of the inspirations, but when I think about it deeply, it wasn’t just...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of Comparison panel, MLA Annual Convention. Philadelphia, 29 Dec. 2004 . Staal, J. F., ed. A Reader on the Sanskrit Grammarians . Cambridge: MIT Press, 1972 . Tharu, Susie. “The Arrangement of an Alliance: English and the Making of Indian Literatures.” Rethinking English: Essays in Literature...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., and the Colonial Context . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1992 . Olaussen Maria . “ The Submerged History of the Indian Ocean in Admiring Silence .” English Studies in Africa 56 , no. 1 ( 2013 ): 65 – 77 . Orsini Francesca . “ The Multilingual Local in World Literature...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... a literature, or a cultural identity that is still coconstituted, as much as to suggest that contemporary Indian English writing and anglophone South Asian literary history itself need to be rethought in terms of its shared, multilingual, multireligious, and multiregional networks. These networks...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and Madness.” Translation Review 65 ( 2003 ): 47 – 53 . Print . Chaudhuri Amit . “The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore.” A Concise History of Indian Literature in English . Ed. Mehrotra Arvind Krishna . New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2009 . 117 – 32 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... but extends the ends of the Indian Ocean all the way to cold English waters. Upon Saleh’s arrival at Gatwick airport, moments before Saleh utters the magic words “Refugee, Asylum” (9), the customs official takes up the ud he carries in his meager suitcase and, sniffing it, posits “Mahogany?” Then, opening...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Venuti. London: Routledge, 2000. 126–40. Print. Obilade, Tony. “The Stylistic Function of Pidgin English in African Literature: Achebe and Soy- inka.” Research in African Literatures 9.3 (1978): 433–44. Print. Ramanujan, A.K. “Some Thoughts on ‘Non-Western Classics’: With Indian Examples...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in Narayanan: “English and Malayalam writer Rajeevan Thachom Poyil . . . points out that European, Chinese, or Latin American writers did not gain their reputations because they wrote in English but because we read translations, and yet this does not seem to be the case with Indian literature” ( 116...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 283–298.
Published: 01 September 2020
... flows of this kind are not comparable to cosmopolitanism in the Western sense. European cosmopolitans are, so to speak, serial monolinguals: they speak Italian like Sophia Loren and English like Dame Helen Mirren. This is not the case with Indian multilinguals: it is exceedingly rare for anyone to speak...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of academic interest in questions of créolité subsequent to the publication in 1989 of the Martinican manifesto Éloge de la créolité and the translation into English of Edouard Glissant’s Discours antillais (Caribbean Discourse). In Coolitude: An Anthology of the Indian Labour Diaspora (2002), Torabully...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and nativist thought. At the same time, coastal form is found to decenter, extend, and thicken constructions of world literature, while opening to a planetary perspective sensible to the prodigious and implacable forces of the Anthropocene. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Indian Ocean African...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
... on “imagined communi- ties” in Indonesia has been widely used by postcolonial scholars as well as scholars of other periods of English literature seeking to understand state formation and its relationship to print culture. The cultural anthropologist Clifford Geertz’s analysis of nineteenth-century...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., Slavery, and the Challenge of Global Comparison: From Fiction to Archive in the Colonial Indian Ocean .” Comparative Literature 64 , no. 4 ( 2012 ): 446 – 61 . Lionnet Françoise , and Jean-François Emmanuel Bruno . “ Literary Routes: Migration, Islands, and the Creative Economy...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 94–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
... chosen to spell his name as Wankhade, given that several of his English-language publications as well as his U.S. records spell it as such. 3 Except when otherwise indicated, translations are mine with the assistance of Shantanu Kher and Sunder Hattangadi. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 96 samaj...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the Atlantic: English Globetrotters and Transoceanic Connections.” William and Mary Quarterly 63 . 4 ( 2006 ): 675 – 92 . Print . Green Nile . “Maritime Worlds and Global History: Comparing the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean through Barcelona and Bombay.” History Compass 11 . 9 ( 2013...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 320–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
... historiography. At the scale of Hindi literature, as part of the larger literary history of North Indian literary idioms, the long poem can be understood as one resolution to a tension within Hindi poetry over the fate of the epic poem, or kāvya , which was an important element in how literary critics analyzed...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... vernacularization in this fashion and mobilized instead an accounting of the brutalist colonial histories where it was deployed for colonial transformation? The Urdu modernist poet Miraji (1912–1949), eschewing the term “vernacular,” mined English and European languages, and other Asian and Indian literary lineages...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., secular time. In 1796, Anquetil-Duperron finished his translation of theUpanishads   in Paris, and soon after, in the early years of the nineteenth century, Raja Ram Mohun Roy, scholar, reformer, and thinker of the modern Indian context, translated sections of the text into English and modern...