Literature as History: From Early to Contemporary Times by Chhanda ChatterjeeLiterature as History: From Early to Contemporary Times by Chhanda Chatterjee

Literature as History: From Early to Contemporary Times

EditorChhanda Chatterjee

Hardcover | June 10, 2015

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Literature as History, between its two seemingly opposite spectrums, puts forth an idea of unusual convergence between the fields of literature and history. It begins by showing how literary material-since the Sangam period of Tamil literary Renaissance in the first millennium up to the very recent globally acclaimed Indo-Anglian literature-has reflected the twists and turns of history. Sometimes it highlights simply the life lived by the people in their everyday contentment and misery; sometimes it is the Sufiana tariqa (the Sufi way) of syncretic spiritualism (tassawuf), and sometimes it is the literary symbolism of nature trying to represent the nation.

Chhanda Chatterjee is Professor and Director, Centre for Guru Nanak Dev Studies and Programme Coordinator, UGC SAP DRS II of the Department of History at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. Her earlier publications include Ecology, the Sikh Legacy and the Raj Punjab, 1849-1887 (1997), Ideology, the Rural Power Structure and Imper...
Title:Literature as History: From Early to Contemporary TimesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:186 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:June 10, 2015Publisher:Ratna Sagar P. Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:9384082031

ISBN - 13:9789384082031

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