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Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature

by E V Ramakrishnan, Harish Trivedi and Chandramohan SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2013
ISBN:
9788132111009
Format:
Hbk 262 pages
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Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature focuses on the recent debates on World Literature and their implications for Comparative Literature. The Eurocentric assumptions of comparative literature are laid bare in the essays in this volume. Further, this collection of essays demands a paradigmatic shift in the discipline to accommodate differences of ethnicity, gender, race, region, religion and caste. This book poses the need for alterative models of Comparative Literature based on the multicultural experiences of countries like India. However, the essays of the volume, collectively, open up possibilities of reinventing a discipline that has much to offer to a multilingual country like India.

I: INTRODUCTION
Comparative Literature: Changing Paradigms - E V Ramakrishnan
Comparative Literature, World Literature and Indian Literature: Concepts and Models - Harish Trivedi
II: WORLD LITERATURE AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: A DIALOGUE
Literary History in a Global Age: The Legacy of Sisir Kumar Das - David Damrosch
Literature as Supermarket: Mapping World Literature Today - P P Raveendran
World Literature in the Context of Indian Literatures - T S Satyanath
A New Ethics of Comparative Literature: Methodological Considerations - Sieghild Bogumil
The Subaltern Can Speak: Letters from the Trenches and Across the Black Waters - Dorothy Figueria
III: RABINDRANATH TAGORE: CANON AND/AS CONTEMPORARY
Tagore as World Literature - Amiya Dev
Letters of Tagore and His Notions of the Feminine - Indra Nath Choudhuri
"True, No One has the Plan of the Edifice": Rabindranath Tagore's Concept of World Literature - Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta
Rabindranath Tagore's Reception in Gujarati Literature - Anila Dalal
IV: CREATIVE RESPONSES TO REGION AND RESISTANCE
Indian Literature and Universalism - Bhalchandra Nemade
Theorizing Resistance and Creativity - Jasbir Jain
The Interface of the Progressive/Romantic and the Modernist in Urdu Poetry - Anisur Rahman
The New Middle Class, Caste and Post-1975 Marathi Fiction - Harishchandra Thorat
V: REORIENTATIONS: BEYOND COLONIAL FRAMES
The Gita Govinda and the Problems of Orientalistic Representation - Balaji Ranganathan
Problematizing Androgyny: Female Impersonation in Indian Theatre - Barleen Kaur
Mapping the Dark One: Krishna in the Mahabharat Stories - Sakshi Soni
Manuscriptology in Modern India: Perspectives on the Manusamhita - Piyali Sen Ghosh
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Professor E V Ramakrishnan has published poetry and criticism in English and Malayalam. As a translator he has translated poetry from Malayalam, Hindi and Gujarati into English. Among his research interests are Comparative Indian Literature, Translation Studies and Malayalam Literature/Kerala Culture. Among his publications in English are Making It New: Modernism in Malayalam, Marathi and Hindi (1995), Narrating India: The Novel in Search of the Nation (Edited, 2001) and Locating Indian Literature: Texts, Traditions, Translations (2011). Among his publications in Malayalam are Aksharavum Adhunikatayum (Received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Literary Criticism in 1995), Desheeyatakalum Sahityavum (2001) and Anubhavangale Aarkkanu Peti (2012). He is presently Professor and Dean at the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.