Tabish Khair: Critical Perspectives Unabridged edition [Kõva köide]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 260 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 212x148x25 mm, kaal: 476 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 06-Mar-2014
  • Kirjastus: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1443855995
  • ISBN-13: 9781443855990
Teised raamatud teemal:
  • Formaat: Hardback, 260 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 212x148x25 mm, kaal: 476 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 06-Mar-2014
  • Kirjastus: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1443855995
  • ISBN-13: 9781443855990
Teised raamatud teemal:
This volume approaches Tabish Khair's writings (both his theoretical proposals and his novels) from numerous different perspectives. Contributors engage from varied critical stances with Khair's academic writings in a fruitful dialogue, analyze his social, political and religious concerns, and elucidate his characteristics as a novelist and his literary powers. Furthermore, this volume is highly enriched by the presence of a hitherto unpublished play by Khair, entitled The One Percent Agency, which focuses on a tourism agency specializing in bringing "Bollywood"-style Indian weddings to foreign tourists. In the process, it becomes a satirical commentary on the packaging of international tourism as well as the ability of common Indians to adapt and thrive. It depicts the "metropolitan" India of the new millennium and inter-community relations in subtle and powerful ways.


"The time is right for a scholarly exploration of Tabish Khair's intelligent and diverse writing across a whole range of genres - particularly of his highly original fiction. Editors Cristina M. Gamez-Fernandez and Om Prakash Dwivedi have done an excellent job in bringing together a range of international contributors, who write stimulatingly about Khair's artistic innovations and his challenge to postcolonial orthodoxies."-Dr Christopher Ringrose, University of Northampton, UK"Om Prakash Dwivedi and Cristina M. Gamez-Fernandez bring together a remarkable anthology of critical studies on various aspects of the fictional and theoretical work of Tabish Khair, one of the most influential voices in Indian English Literature. The volume aims at placing Khair into a broader cultural and theoretical context, and gathers insightful analyses and pertinent inquiries into the articulations of a fictional work that goes beyond postcolonial paradigms and combines a profound humanism with a subtle approach of Indian realities."-Dr Daniela Rogobete, University of Craiova, Romania

List of Tables
Introduction ix
Part I Looking into Tabish Khair's Theoretical Perspectives
Chapter One Gaps, Silences, Noises: How Tabish Khair Uses Literature to Change the World
William Clay Kinchen Smith
Chapter Two Can the East-Central European Speak? Tabish Khair's Theory of Discursive Alienation in British Novels about Post-Wall East-Central Europe
Agnes Harasztos
Part II Approaching Tabish Khair's Novels
Chapter Three Temporal and Spatial Consciousness in Tabish Khair's The Bus Stopped
A. N. Dwivedi
Chapter Four Bhoolbhoolaiya, a Moving Labyrinth: The Bus Stopped by Tabish Khair
Adalinda Gasparini
Chapter Five "The Easier Death" : Saadat Hasan Manto and the Ghost of Partition in Tabish Khair's Filming
Amardeep Singh
Chapter Six "The Ironies of Bollywood" : Layered Fictions and Histories of Bombay Films in Filming and Cinema City
Barnita Bagchi
Chapter Seven "Each stone is a memory. Each memory is a stone" : Narrating Partition Differently in Tabish Khair's Filming
Farah Ishtiyaque
Chapter Eight Neo-Victorianism: A Reading of Tabish Khair's The Thing about Thugs
Manali Jain
Chapter Nine Thus Spoke Caliban: The Making and Unmaking of Historical Beast in Tabish Khair's The Thing about Thugs
Rahul Chaturvedi
Chapter Ten Negotiating the Issues of Survival and Identity in Cross-Cultural Context through Assertion of Difference: A Post-Colonial Reading of Tabish Khair's How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position
Vivek Bharti
Randeep Rana
Chapter Eleven Satiricity, Secularity, and (Dis)Order in How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position
Chun Fu
Chapter Twelve "Under Western Eyes" : The Face of Homegrown Terror in Three Texts
Umme Al-wazedi
Part III
The One Percent Agency: A Comedy in Three Acts 187(42)
Tabish Khair
Contributors 229
Cristina M. Gamez-Fernandez teaches at the University of Cordoba, Spain, and has spent research periods at Stanford University and Wheaton College in the US and Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. She is one of the Founders of AEEII (Spanish Association for India Studies), also serving as Secretary-Treasurer from 2007-2009. She is the editor of India in the World (2011), the Guest Editor of an issue of the Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies devoted to "Contemporary English Writing in India" (2012) and an issue of the Journal of Contemporary Literature (2013), devoted to "Muslim Identities in Literature and Film".Om Prakash Dwivedi is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Taiz, Yemen. He is the editor of Literature of the Indian Diaspora (2011); The Other India: Narratives of Terror, Communalism and Violence (2012); Changing Worlds/Changing Nations: The Concept of Nation in the Transnational Era (2012); and Postcolonial Theory in the Global Age (2013). Another publication, a collection of essays titled Tracing the Indian Diaspora, is forthcoming.