Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Writing The West : Representations from Indian Languages
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Writing The West : Representations from Indian Languages
Writing The West : Representations from Indian Languages
Description

About the Book :

This volume explores how the 'West' has been written into Indian literary texts and other cultural productions. The twelve essays included here, written by literary critics, cultural historians and film theorists, examine patterns in India's perception and creative representation of the West each focusing on a specific linguistic context: Asamiya, Bangla, Hindi, Oriya, Telugu and Urdu besides Indian writing in English Though dealing with different regions and languages, most of these papers demonstrate the limits of contemporary postcolonial theorizations and urge the need for a reconceptualization of the theories of colonial encounter in order to account for the ways in which India imagined and imaged the West and its civilization.

About the Author:

C. Vijayasree is literary critic and translator. She is the author Mulk Raj Anand: The Raj and the Writer, Suniti Namjoshi: An artiful Transgressor and has co-edited Roberi Browning 2000 and Remapping Cultures: Nobel Laureates of the Last Decade. She has also edited the Telgu section of an anthology of short stories translated from South Indian languages under the title Routes and has translated Gurajada Appa Rao's kanyasulkam into English (co-translated with T.Vijay Kumar). She has completed a major translation studies project called interface for the British Council. Recently, she has co-edited along with Bh. Krishnamurti Gold Nuggets: an anthology of Post-independence Telgu Short Stories for Sahitya Akademi. She is currently Professor of English at Osmania University

CONTENTS
Introductionvii
1.The Image of the West in Asamiya Literature: 1857-1947
Tilottoma Misra
1
2.The West Turned 'Upside Down' in Bengali Satire
Sumanta Banerjee
24
3. "May the Sindoor on the Lips Never Perish" :
The 'West' in Colonial Humour
Jasodhara Bagchi

39
4.Imaging the Real: Reading the 19th Century in Bangla
Mahasweta Sengupta
59
5.The Virtuous Woman in the Ideal Home:
Female Identity and the Conduct Book Tradition in Orissa
Sachidananda Mohanty

72
6. 'The White Lady' Love Stories
C. Vijayasree
84
7.Splitting the West: Gurajada's Kanyasulkam
T.Vijay Kumar
97
8.Trespassing the Binary Between Modernity and Tradition:
Vishwanatha Satyanarayana and Gudipati Venkata Chalam
A. Raghuramaraju
109
9."For Reasons of Their Own": The Image of the 'West' in the Colonial Period
C.N. Ramachandran
128
10.The West in the 19th Century Imagination:
Some Reflections on the Transition from Persianate Knowledge system to the Template of urdu and English
M.Asaduddin
138
11.Empire Builders/ Empire Breakers : Early Indian Nationalists in Africa
Mala Pandurang
162
12. 'Breaching the Divide' - A Post-Colonial Study of
Two Films: Reading Images from Junoon(1978)
and Lagaan (2001)
Prem Chowdhry
176
Contributors212

Writing The West : Representations from Indian Languages

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
IDG544
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
8126019441
Language:
English
Size:
8.7" X 5.7"
Pages:
229
Price:
$17.50
Discounted:
$14.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$3.50 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Writing The West : Representations from Indian Languages

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6435 times since 2nd Oct, 2008

About the Book :

This volume explores how the 'West' has been written into Indian literary texts and other cultural productions. The twelve essays included here, written by literary critics, cultural historians and film theorists, examine patterns in India's perception and creative representation of the West each focusing on a specific linguistic context: Asamiya, Bangla, Hindi, Oriya, Telugu and Urdu besides Indian writing in English Though dealing with different regions and languages, most of these papers demonstrate the limits of contemporary postcolonial theorizations and urge the need for a reconceptualization of the theories of colonial encounter in order to account for the ways in which India imagined and imaged the West and its civilization.

About the Author:

C. Vijayasree is literary critic and translator. She is the author Mulk Raj Anand: The Raj and the Writer, Suniti Namjoshi: An artiful Transgressor and has co-edited Roberi Browning 2000 and Remapping Cultures: Nobel Laureates of the Last Decade. She has also edited the Telgu section of an anthology of short stories translated from South Indian languages under the title Routes and has translated Gurajada Appa Rao's kanyasulkam into English (co-translated with T.Vijay Kumar). She has completed a major translation studies project called interface for the British Council. Recently, she has co-edited along with Bh. Krishnamurti Gold Nuggets: an anthology of Post-independence Telgu Short Stories for Sahitya Akademi. She is currently Professor of English at Osmania University

CONTENTS
Introductionvii
1.The Image of the West in Asamiya Literature: 1857-1947
Tilottoma Misra
1
2.The West Turned 'Upside Down' in Bengali Satire
Sumanta Banerjee
24
3. "May the Sindoor on the Lips Never Perish" :
The 'West' in Colonial Humour
Jasodhara Bagchi

39
4.Imaging the Real: Reading the 19th Century in Bangla
Mahasweta Sengupta
59
5.The Virtuous Woman in the Ideal Home:
Female Identity and the Conduct Book Tradition in Orissa
Sachidananda Mohanty

72
6. 'The White Lady' Love Stories
C. Vijayasree
84
7.Splitting the West: Gurajada's Kanyasulkam
T.Vijay Kumar
97
8.Trespassing the Binary Between Modernity and Tradition:
Vishwanatha Satyanarayana and Gudipati Venkata Chalam
A. Raghuramaraju
109
9."For Reasons of Their Own": The Image of the 'West' in the Colonial Period
C.N. Ramachandran
128
10.The West in the 19th Century Imagination:
Some Reflections on the Transition from Persianate Knowledge system to the Template of urdu and English
M.Asaduddin
138
11.Empire Builders/ Empire Breakers : Early Indian Nationalists in Africa
Mala Pandurang
162
12. 'Breaching the Divide' - A Post-Colonial Study of
Two Films: Reading Images from Junoon(1978)
and Lagaan (2001)
Prem Chowdhry
176
Contributors212
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Writing The West : Representations from Indian Languages (Language and Literature | Books)

Phantom-Black Block Printed Reversible Jacket from Pilkhuwa with Straight Stitch
Pure Cotton
Item Code: STU46
$60.00
Size:
 Garment Size Chart Size chart
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Auburn-Brown Printed Reversible Jacket from Pilkhuwa with Straight Stitch
Pure Cotton
Item Code: STT88
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Epic Women (East and West)
Deal 20% Off
by Maeve Hughes
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
The Asiatic Society
Item Code: NAL521
$26.00$20.80
You save: $5.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Exploring The West (Three Travel Narratives)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAL418
$47.00$37.60
You save: $9.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Folk Arts of West Bengal and The Artist Community
by Tarapada Santra
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAK079
$52.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
An Instrument of Thy Peace: Swami Chidananda in the West
by Swami Chidananda
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDJ284
$24.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Masks of West Bengal
Item Code: NAE093
$26.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
YOGA FOR THE WEST
by Swami Sivananda
Paperback (Edition: 2002)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDG087
$11.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
At Home in Diaspora (South Asian Scholars and The West)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAK478
$26.00$20.80
You save: $5.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Cyclonic Swami: Vivekananda in the West
Item Code: IDK658
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A History of Fine Arts in India and the West
by Edith Tomory
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG907
$52.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Comrades of God (Lives of Saints from East and West)
Deal 20% Off
by J.P.vaswani
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Gita Publishing House, Pune
Item Code: NAJ353
$21.00$16.80
You save: $4.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Great website! Easy to find things and easy to pay!!
Elaine, Australia
Always liked Exotic India for lots of choice and a brilliantly service.
Shanti, UK
You have a great selection of books, and it's easy and quickly to purchase from you. Thanks.
Ketil, Norway
Thank you so much for shipping Ma Shitala.  She arrived safely today on Buddha Purnima.  We greeted Her with camphor and conch blowing, and she now is on Ma Kali’s altar.  She is very beautiful.  Thank you for packing Her so well. Jai Ma
Usha, USA
Great site! Myriad of items across the cultural spectrum. Great search capability, too. If it's Indian, you'll probably find it here.
Mike, USA
I was very happy to find these great Hindu texts of the ancient times. Been a fan of both Mahabhratham and Ramayanam since I was a small boy. Now the whole family can enjoy these very important cultural texts at home.
Amaranath
Very old customer. service very good.
D K Mishra, USA
I want to switch from Amazon to Exotic India Art. Please keep up good job and competitive prices so that INDIAN community find a value in this website.
Sanjay, USA
I have received my parcel from postman. Very good service. So, Once again heartfully thank you so much to Exotic India.
Parag, India
My previous purchasing order has safely arrived. I'm impressed. My trust and confidence in your business still firmly, highly maintained. I've now become your regular customer, and looking forward to ordering some more in the near future.
Chamras, Thailand
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India