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The Diaspora Writes Home Subcontinental Narratives / by Jasbir Jain.

Jain, Jasbir. (författare)
SpringerLink (Online service) 
ISBN 9789811048463
Publicerad: Singapore : Springer Singapore : 2017
Engelska XI, 206 p.
  • E-bok
Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • 1. Introduction: Multiple Locations -- 2. Writing Home: Memory, History and Imagined Spaces --  3. The Burden of Culture: Between Filiation and Affiliation -- 4. Geographical Dislocations and the Poetics of Exile: Ashis Gupta and Michael Ondaatje -- 5. Memory and Reflection in the Writing of the Diaspora -- 6. Writing in One’s Own Language and the Grounds of Being -- 7. The New Parochialism: Homeland in the Writing of the Indian Diaspora -- 8. Out of the Colonial Cocoon? From The Mimic Men to India: A Million Mutinies Now -- 9. Routes of Passage: Identity, Home and Culture through Dislocations – Dabydeen, Bissoondath and the Naipaul Inheritance -- 10. A Bit of India: Under African Skies -- 11. In Search of Nationhood Across Borders -- 12. Mid-Air Tragedy: The Emperor Kanishka Crash -- 13. Call of the Homeland: The Civil War in Sri Lanka -- 14. Failed Hijrat? Cultural Mourning, Refugees and Muhajirs -- 15. The Diaspora Zeroes in on the Borders -- 16. The Children of Jahazi Bhai: Histories, Cultures and (Dis)Continuities -- 17. To India with Love: Rushdie, Ghosh and Mistry -- 18 Cultural Interpretations/Representations in Film of the Indian Diaspora: Nostalgia, Memory or Spoofing? -- 19. Overwriting Memory: The Diaspora and Its Present.
  • This book by eminent author Jasbir Jain explores the many ways the diaspora remembers and reflects upon the lost homeland, and their relationship with their own ancestry, history of the homeland, culture and the current political conflicts. Amongst the questions this book asks is, ‘how does the diaspora relate to their home, and what is the homeland’s relationship to the diaspora as representatives of the contemporary homeland in another country?’. The last is an interesting point of discussion since the ‘present’ of the homeland and of the diaspora cannot be equated. The transformations that new locations have brought about as migrants have travelled through time and interacted with the politics of their settled lands—Africa, Fiji, the Caribbean Islands, the UK, the US, Canada, as well as the countries created out of British India, such as Pakistan and Bangladesh—have altered their affiliations and perspectives.   This book gathers multiple dispersions of emigrant writers and artistes from South Asia across time and space to the various homelands they relate to now. The word ‘write’ is used in its multiplicity to refer to creative expression, as an inscription, as connectivity, and remembrance. Writing is also a representation and carries its own baggage of poetics and aesthetics, categories which need to be problematised vis-à-vis the writer and his/her emotional location.  . 


Ethnology.  (LCSH)
Literature.  (LCSH)
Culture  -- Study and teaching. (LCSH)
Cultural and Media Studies. 
Cultural Anthropology. 
Postcolonial/World Literature. 
Social Anthropology. 


GN301-GN674 (LCC)
JHMC (ämneskategori)
SOC002010 (ämneskategori)
306 (DDC)
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