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Violent Civilities - English, India, Culture (Paperback) Loot Price: R340 Discovery Miles 3 400
Violent Civilities - English, India, Culture (Paperback): Prem Poddar
Violent Civilities - English, India, Culture (Paperback): Prem Poddar

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Prem Poddar

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What is the relationship between the British colonial project and English literature in India? How did official pronouncements on the role of English in culture and education help define modern India? How can postcolonial theory contribute towards and understanding of this history and its aftermath? In this historical study, Prem Poddar shows how colonisers and the nationalists who succeed them tended to inhabit the same discursive space. True difference and heterogeneity became the first casualty in the name of a united nation. The book details the 'civil violence' of such policies in independent India. If the study of English is to remain relevant in ex-colonies like India, Poddar argues, it must take cognisance of postcolonial critiques that recognise other voices and locate English literature in its various cultural and historical contexts. 'Violent Civilities' speaks most obviously to scholars of English, India or postcolonial studies, but it is also for anyone interested in how contemporary academe can negotiate the relationship between national identity, language and culture.

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Imprint: Aarhus University Press
Country of origin: Denmark
Release date: December 2002
First published: November 2002
Authors: Prem Poddar
Dimensions: 240 x 155 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
ISBN-13: 978-87-7288-767-8
Barcode: 9788772887678
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 19th century
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900
Books > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Colonization & independence
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Area / regional studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Area / regional studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Imperialism
LSN: 87-7288-767-2

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