Books Without Borders, Volume 2: Perspectives from South Asia

Hardcover | August 15, 2008

EditorRobert Fraser, Mary Hammond

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This volume concentrates on one of the world's oldest, and most buoyant, book cultures: South Asia. It examines the transition from manuscript to hand press, orality and performance, scripts and nationalism, libraries and copyright, and the recent international vogue for Europhone writers from the region.

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This volume concentrates on one of the world's oldest, and most buoyant, book cultures: South Asia. It examines the transition from manuscript to hand press, orality and performance, scripts and nationalism, libraries and copyright, and the recent international vogue for Europhone writers from the region.

MARY HAMMOND is Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton, UK. She is the author of Reading, Publishing and the Formation of Literary Taste in England, 1880-1914 and articles on writing, reading and publishing in the Victorian Edwardian periods. She is also co-editor of Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History.ROBERT...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.75 × 5.66 × 0.7 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230210333

ISBN - 13:9780230210332

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Table of Contents

List of Figures * List of Tables * Acknowledgments * Notes on Contributors * Introduction--R.Fraser & M.Hammond * The 'Book' in India: Orality, Manu-Script, Print, (Post)Colonialism--H.Trivedi * The Many Worlds of the Vernacular Book: Performance, Literacy and Print in Colonial Bengal--A.Ghosh * Publishing and Translating Hafez under Empire--K.Scoular Datta * Missionary Writing and the Self-Fashioning of Assamese Cultural Identity in Colonial India: Revisiting the Past, Understanding the Present--H.Medhi * Futures Past: Books, Reading, Culture in the Age of Liberalization--P.Joshi * Book Circulation and Reader Responses in Colonial India--D.Finkelstein
Thacker, Spink and Company: Bookselling and Printing in Mid Nineteenth-Century Calcutta--V.Condie * Two Paradigms of Literary Production: The Production, Circulation and Legal Status of Rudyard Kipling's Departmental Ditties and Indian Railway Library Texts--S.Towheed * War and the Colonial Book Trade: The Case of OUP India--R.Fraser * Between Bloomsbury, Gandhi and Transcultural Modernities: The Publication and Reception of Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable--S.Nasta * Talking to India: The Literary Production and Consumption of South Asian Anglophone Writers in Britain, 1940-55--R.Ranasinha * Salman Rushdie and Zulfikar Ghosh in the Literary Marketplace--S.Brouillette * Bibliography * Index