Colonial Narratives cultural Dialogues

Colonial Narratives cultural Dialogues

Using Shakespeare as a case in point, this book shows how the study of English literature was implicated in the ideology of the empires in colonies such as India. The author argues that these studies promote Western culture.

Author: Jyotsna G. Singh

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415085187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Using Shakespeare as a case in point, this book shows how the study of English literature was implicated in the ideology of the empires in colonies such as India. The author argues that these studies promote Western culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Colonial Narratives Cultural Dialogues

Colonial Narratives Cultural Dialogues

Essential introductory reading for students and academics, Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues re-evaluates the following texts: * seventeenth century travel narratives about India * eighteenth century 'nabob' texts * letters of the ...

Author: Jyotsna Singh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134886173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues demonstrates the continuing validity of the colonial paradigm as it maps the geographical, political, and imaginative space of 'India/Indies' from the seventeenth century to the present. Breaking new ground in postcolonial studies, Jyotsna Singh highlights the interconnections among early modern colonial encounters, later manifestations in the Raj and their lingering influence in the postcolonial Indian nationalist state. Singh challenges the assumption of eye-witness accounts and unmeditated experiences implcit in colonial representational practices, and often left unchallenged in the postcolonial era. Essential introductory reading for students and academics, Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues re-evaluates the following texts: * seventeenth century travel narratives about India * eighteenth century 'nabob' texts * letters of the Orientalist, Sir William Jones * reviews of Shakespearean productions in Calcutta and postcolonial Indo-Anglian novels
Categories: Literary Criticism

Colonial Narratives Cultural Dialogues

Colonial Narratives Cultural Dialogues

'Discoveries' of India in the Language of Colonialism Jyotsna Singh. nationalism, we once again find a dichotomy between the author's encounters with "real" Indians and his "discovery" of India's ideal past, the source of true ...

Author: Jyotsna Singh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134886166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues demonstrates the continuing validity of the colonial paradigm as it maps the geographical, political, and imaginative space of 'India/Indies' from the seventeenth century to the present. Breaking new ground in postcolonial studies, Jyotsna Singh highlights the interconnections among early modern colonial encounters, later manifestations in the Raj and their lingering influence in the postcolonial Indian nationalist state. Singh challenges the assumption of eye-witness accounts and unmeditated experiences implcit in colonial representational practices, and often left unchallenged in the postcolonial era. Essential introductory reading for students and academics, Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues re-evaluates the following texts: * seventeenth century travel narratives about India * eighteenth century 'nabob' texts * letters of the Orientalist, Sir William Jones * reviews of Shakespearean productions in Calcutta and postcolonial Indo-Anglian novels
Categories: Literary Criticism

Travel Knowledge

Travel Knowledge

In frequently looking upon Indian religions with disfavor, however, Terry reflected the prevailing Christian ... Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: “Discoveries” of India in the Language of Colonialism (London: Routledge, 1996), ...

Author: I. Kamps

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349622634

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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These essays examine European travel writing from 1500 to 1800, with an emphasis on travel to the East Indies, Africa, and the Levant. By focusing on voyages to the East, the essays allow the voices of marginalised travellers to speak.
Categories: Social Science

Performing Shakespeare in India

Performing Shakespeare in India

Exploring Indianness, Literatures and Cultures Shormishtha Panja, Babli Moitra Saraf ... Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: 'Discovery' of India in the Language of Colonialism. London: Routledge, 1996. ———. “Wooing and Wedding.

Author: Shormishtha Panja

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9789351509738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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An adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays as a basis of critical exploration of identity formation in India. Even while a conscious dismantling of colonization was happening since the 19th century, the Indian literati, intellectuals, scholars and dramaturges were engaged in deconstructing the ultimate icon of colonial presence—Shakespeare. This book delves into what constitutes Indianness in the postcolonial context by looking into the text and sub-text of the Bard of Avon’s plays adapted in visual culture, translation, stage performance and cinema. The book is an important intervention in the ongoing explorations in social and cultural history, as it explores how Shakespeare has impacted the emergence of regional identities around questions of language and linguistic empowerment in various ways. It reveals an extraordinary negotiation of colonial and postcolonial identity issues—be it in language, in social and cultural practices or in art forms.
Categories: Business & Economics

Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

Singh,Jyotsna (1996) Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: Discoveries of India in the Language of Colonialism, London: Routledge. Slemon, Stephen (1995) 'Magical Realism and Postcolonial Discourse', in Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy ...

Author: Neelam Srivastava

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134142217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sex and the Family in Colonial India

Sex and the Family in Colonial India

The narrative foreshadowed a nineteenth - century historical narrative which constructed colonial officials as heroes ... Jyotsna Singh , Colonial Narratives / Cultural Dialogues : Discoveries of India in the Language of Colonialism ...

Author: Durba Ghosh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185704X

Category: History

Page: 277

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Study of conjugal relationships between Indian women and British men in colonial India.
Categories: History

Colonial Childhoods

Colonial Childhoods

Sen, Satadru, 2000, Disciplining Punishment: Colonialism and Convict Society in the Andaman Islands, Delhi, ... Singh, Jyotsna, 1996, Colonial Narratives, Cultural Dialogues: 'Discoveries' of India in the Language of Colonialism, ...

Author: Jean-Marc De Beer

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843311775

Category: History

Page: 256

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An exploration of the shaping of childhood in the colonial period.
Categories: History

Shakespeare and Civil Unrest in Britain and the United States

Shakespeare and Civil Unrest in Britain and the United States

28 Thomas Babington Macaulay, “Minute on Indian Education,” in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, ... 31 Jyotsna G. Singh, Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: “Discoveries” of India in the Language of Colonialism (New York: ...

Author: Mark Bayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000416893

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Shakespeare and Civil Unrest in Britain and the United States extends the growing body of scholarship on Shakespeare’s appropriation by examining how the plays have been invoked during periods of extreme social, political, and racial turmoil. How do the ways that Shakespeare is adapted, studied, and discussed during periods of civil conflict differ from wars between nations? And how have these conflicts, in turn, affected how Shakespeare has been understood in these two countries that, more than any others, continue to be deeply shaped by Shakespeare’s complex, enduring, and multivalent legacy? The essays in this volume collectively disclose a fascinating genealogy of how Shakespeare became a dynamic presence in factional discourse and explore the "war of words" that has accompanied civil wars and other instances of domestic disturbance. Whether as part of violent confrontations, mutinies, rebellions, or within the universal struggle for civil rights, Shakespeare’s repeated appearance during such turbulent moments is more than mere historical coincidence. Rather, its inflections on the contested meanings of citizenship, community, and political legitimacy demonstrate the generative influence of the plays on our understanding of internecine strife in both countries.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Postcolonial Past Present

Postcolonial Past   Present

There had been an increasing debate on national cultural forms;1 with the gradual spread of English education, ... Colonial Narratives/ Cultural Dialogues: 'Discoveries' of India in the Language of Colonialism (London & New York: ...

Author: Anne Collett

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004376540

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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In Postcolonial Past & Present twelve outstanding scholars look to those spaces Epeli Hau’ofa has insisted are full not empty to analyse the ways artists and intellectuals in the postcolonial world make sense of turbulent local and global forces.
Categories: Literary Criticism