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In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

By: Mrinalini Chakravorty

Price: $31.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2016

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 039856

ISBN: 8121513219

Condition: New


IN STEREOTYPE confronts the importance of cultural stereotypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in multiple South Asian contexts, whether depicting hunger, crowdedness, filth, slums, death, migrant flight, terror, or outsourcing. She argues that such commonplaces are crucial to defining cultural identity in contemporary literature and shows how the stereotype’s ambivalent nature exposes the crises of liberal development in South Asia. Chakravorty considers the influential work of Sa... View more info