1-20 of 76 Search Results for

india

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
×Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Stephen Ross This article argues that the central episode in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India is not the incident at the Marabar Caves, as decades of critics have argued, but the car accident preceding the expedition to the caves. Focusing on the specifics of the accident, and especially the...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Ulka Anjaria The Mahatma Misunderstood: The Politics and Forms of Literary Nationalism in India , by Shingavi Snehal . London : Anthem , 2013 . 235 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Snehal Shingavi’s complex book, The Mahatma Misunderstood: The Politics and Forms of...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 26–59.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Craig Bradshaw Woelfel Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Craig Bradshaw Woelfel Stopping at the Stone: Rethinking Belief (and Non-Belief) in Modernism Via A Passage to India Craig Bradshaw Woelfel The modern mind takes such small flights...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Justin Omar Johnston This article examines Indra Sinha’s novel Animal’s People , an engagement with the consequences of the 1984 toxic chemical spill in Bhopal, India, in order to critique the humanist discourse of Dow Chemical’s massive rebranding effort, “The Human Element,” that began in 2006...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 107–140.
Published: 01 June 2004
... ubiquitous theme of interracial romance and marriage in domestic fiction written by the British in India, a body of literature previously rel­ egated to the genre of romance and dismissed as what Margaret Stieg calls “sub-literature” (3).While critics have begun to recognize that the focus of this...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 545–568.
Published: 01 December 2001
... to depict the history of postindependence India. The problem lies in the essential ambiguity of Midnight’s Children: should literature even try to satisfy the “national longing for form”? This epic longing, for Rushdie, represents a dangerous desire for consistency, coherence, and...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 510–544.
Published: 01 December 2001
... overstated, Booker is right that, in the end, Rushdie does appear to repudiate communism as a real option for India, a genuine possibility for fulfilling the hopes and dreams repre­ sented by the 1,001 children of midnight. Does this mean, then, that Rushdie offers no option for the future 511...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Cortázar. However, the events of the twentieth century have also cast doubt on apocalyptic nationalist narratives. In E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India, Aziz clearly joins the revolutionary chorus when he declares that “India shall be a nation! No foreigners of any sort! Hindu and Moslem and Sikh...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Alexandra W. Schultheis Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 Postcolonial Lack and Aesthetic Promise in The Moor’s Last Sigh Alexandra W. Schultheis I n his documentary film The Riddle of Midnight, Salman Rushdie re­ turns to India 40 years after independence to see if a...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... 204).To recover his creative impulses, according to this narrative o f discovery, Forster traveled to India, taking extensive notes and w riting frequendy to friends and family about his trip. O n his re­ turn to England, he wrote the first draft o f an openly homosexual novel...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 June 2004
... ones, assuming the importance of each to the other. It combines the historical record of Eurasians in India (mixed-race people of British and Indian heritage) during the raj with a close reading of a representative popular novel by Maud Diver to question how race and gender work in the context...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... experts of Oriental languages and literatures whom they sent to India to educate English civil servants and later colonial pupils who, as Mufti shows, would be taught the Orientalized version of their own cultures and languages. These pupils, who were the children of the upper- and middle-class national...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Buddhism beyond this. And Sarduy, Cooppan claims, is less interested in Buddhist philosophy than the “kitsch India” of exiles, rituals, and transformations (2009, 253). Furthermore, in her psychoanalytic reading, this India is in fact only ever a mourning for Cuba. This might seem odd since Cuba barely...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... the morally superior imperial force because it improved the lives of its subjects, for example by sup­ pressing suttee and female infant exposure in India in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and because it could regulate itself, having abolished the slave trade with the Emancipation Act...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... culture” with respect to its literary antecedents—sur­ realism, magic realism, and European modernism—and its potential sphere of evaluation, the Booker Prize—the interventions by South Asian Brit­ ons in Bradford, Birmingham, Bolton, and London, and by self-serving politicians in India and Pakistan...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... by Simona Sawhney Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 213 pages Samir Dayal Beginning in the 1850s, a century before India’s 1947 Independence, there was already an active cultivation of a cultural or national memory, spurred in part by the humiliations of British...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
... “best beginnings are the best faked, as in the perfect opening sentence of A Passage to India” (174). Here, however, he employs it as a critical term: What is here meant by “faking”? OED allows that the word has musical meanings—for instance, the arrangement of a piece for...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 431–443.
Published: 01 December 2001
... century as an expatriate Indian, for here was a narrator both Jtrangi and desi (foreign and native)—a desi hidden in a Jtrangi or vice versa. Two towering works about colonial India—Kipling’s Kim and Tagore’s Gora—had already dramatized for us this figure of the non- Indian Indian, of hidden...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... clearly in A Passage to India, a modernist colonial odyssey that “exposes the false hope that imperial power can replace divine power” (44). On T w entieth-C entury Literature 50.4 Winter 2004 433 Thomas Henthorne the whole, Adams’s discussion of Forster works well as an introduction to...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 467–509.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., and Midnight’s Children, his most widely acclaimed novel. The entire world of Grimus is engulfed in the closing pages by existentially obliterating mists. In Midnight’s Children, the generation of children born on the mid­ night of India’s independence are finally wiped out by the...