ENCOUNTERING THE INDIAN (Contemporary European Image of India)

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Item Code: IDD786
Author: Ed. By. Vibha Maurya
Publisher: Aryan Books International
Language: English
Edition: 1999
ISBN: 8173051623
Pages: 162 (B & W Illus: 10)
Cover: Hardcover
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About the Book

Dissolution of colonies and emergence of independent states generated new debates and brought about a change in the concerns of the people of the former colonies. Therefore, it is felt that a marked shift has occurred in the representation of India in European discourses in the contemporary period.

Articles included in the volume Encountering the Indian are drawn from different disciplines and offer a rereading of those cultural texts which emerged during or after India's struggle for freedom. Varied experience and views expressed in this volume are bound in common frame of reference. However, the European images of India presented here seem to be anamorphic and unstable.

About the Author

Vibha Maurya is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the Department of Germanic and Romance studies, University of Delhi.



  1. Introduction
    Vibha Maurya
  2. Edward Jon Thompson: Grasping the Colony
    Sashi Raina
  3. The English Curator and Buddhist Doctor: Charles Fabri's Identities in India
    Margit Koves
  4. India Mirrored in Contemporary French Writings
    Radha Sharma
  5. Bridging Difference? Translation Anthologies: Constructing the "Other"
    Chitra Harshvardhan
  6. Orientalism Redifined; Studies of Salaam Bombay and Mississipi Masala
    Ranjani Mazumdar
  7. Franz Osten: From Munich Cinema to "Bombay Talkies"
    Gerhard Koch
    Translated from German by Jyoti Sabharwal
  8. Subjected Non-Subjects: "Indians" of German Cinema and TV Screen
    Brigitte Schulze
  9. Oriental Image in Contemporary Spanish Writing and Politics of Publication
    Vibha Maurya


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