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Globaliseringens ansikten: Den indoengelska romanen
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities. Litteraturvetenskap. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities. (Forum för postkoloniala studier)
2008 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

The Faces of Globalisation. The Indo-English Novel is a book with a dual purpose. First, a background and presentation of the Indo-English novel tradition is given. Among the most important authors in this context are Anita Desai, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth, all of whom having been translated into other languages, including Swedish. The second purpose limits as well as widens the perspective, as the novels are read in the context of contemporary globalisation, where I focus on aspects such as literary characters in search of their roots, origins and contexts in the past or in the political and spiritual traditions of the subcontinent. The characters’ experience of migration or of major cultural changes makes the motifs stand out more clearly. Globalisation also brings to the fore problems related to culture, cultural identity and local traditions. Indo-English literature, developing during the early, colonialist, phase of this great cultural transformation, possesses a particular topicality in the context. The authors’ re-creation of the change and experience of its challenges in the past as well as in the present is elucidated by the two concepts of authenticity and hybridity, which acquire different meanings in different contexts depending on the perspective from which they are defined. These concepts will thus structure the understanding of literary themes linked to language, history, spirituality and cultural encounters, as discussed in the four chapters of the book. They are also of importance to the two political strategies formulated in the West as attitudes to immigration. Indian émigrés are in the modern novel faced with the policy of assimilation as well as that of multiculturalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlssons , 2008. , p. 399
Keywords [en]
"indoengelsk litteratur", "globalisering", "migration", "autenticitet", "hybriditet"
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General Literature Studies
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Humanities, Comparative literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-3481ISBN: 978 91 7331 157 1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-3481DiVA, id: diva2:203437
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Forum for Postcolonial Studies: ConcurrencesAvailable from: 2008-06-12 Created: 2008-06-12 Last updated: 2010-10-18Bibliographically approved

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