Locating Indian Literature: Texts, Traditions, Translations

By: E.V. Ramakrishnan

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Locating Indian Literature attempts to explore the category of Indian literature in relation to emerging discourses of marginality, region, resistance and the role of translation in the making and unmaking of literary traditions. Interrogating theoretical positions that present Indian literature as an essentialist category, it emphasises the pluralistic and performative elements of Indian literatures. In its first section, E.V. Ramakrishnan articulates the project of provincialising Indian literature and explores the dialogic interfaces between the abstractions of law and the evaluative role of criticism. It also interrogates the claims of history and the reticence of memories, and the dialectics between the dialect and the region. The second section presents readings of Malayalam literary texts that concretise the plurality of literary traditions. The third section argues for a new approach to the study of texts and traditions with translation forming the fulcrum of cultural and political mediations. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the volume will be of relevance to students and scholars in culture studies, social sciences and humanities.Table of Contents Section 1: From Mainstream to Margins: Provincialising Indian Literature From the Pedagogical to the Performative: Locating Indian Literature Grounds of Comparison: Crisis in Comparative Indian Literature The Ideology of Criticism and the Criticism of Ideology: Authority in the Practice of Literary Criticism Ethics of Imagination: History, Memory and Literature Self and Society: The Dalit Subject and the Discourse of Autobiography Section 2: Refiguring Region and Resistance: Some Contexts from Malayalam Literature Literature, Society and Ideology: Perspectives on Malayalam Literature of the Twentieth Century Nation and Imagination: The Novel as Resistance and Resistance to the Novel The Novel and the Crisis of the Nation/Nation-State: A Reading of Some Malayalam Novels Plotting Memory, Desire and Modernity: Kumaran Asans Poetics of Transformation The Zoo Story: Colonialism, Patriarchy and Malayalam Poetic Discourse Section 3: The Word in the World: Subtexts in Literary Translation Translation as Resistance: The Role of Translation in the Making of Malayalam Literary Tradition Inventing a Genre: The Novel as Translation Translation as Literary Criticism: Text and Subtext in Literary Translation Translation as Performance: Early Shakespeare Translations into Malayalam in the nineteenth century Translating Indian Poetry into English: Changing Contexts of Poetry Translation Index. PRINTED PAGES: 228.

Title: Locating Indian Literature: Texts, Traditions, Translations

Author Name: E.V. Ramakrishnan

Categories: India, Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2017

ISBN: 9789386392404

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 900497

Keywords: Locating Indian Literature: Texts, Traditions, Translations E.V. Ramakrishnan