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Genres of Modernity: Contemporary Indian Novels in English

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"Genres of Modernity" maps the conjunctures of critical theory and literary production in contemporary India. The volume situates a sample of representative novels in the discursive environment of the ongoing critical debate on modernity in India, and offers for the first time a rigorous attempt to hold together the stimulating impulses of postcolonial theory, subaltern st ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published October 21st 2008 by Rodopi
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Pauline McGonagle
This is an excellent analysis of modernity in 6 very important Indian novels in English and the work of Amitav Ghosh.The novels include: Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children', Shashi Tharoor's 'The Great Indian Novel', Kiran Nagarkar's 'Cuckold', Vikram Chandra's 'Red Earth and Pouring rain', Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' and Arundhati Roy's 'God of Small Things'.
These are put into perspective as possible allegories of nationhood, but also where they stand in terms of both the modernist tag an
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