Salman Rushdie And Indian Historiography: Writing the Nation into Being

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

byNicole Weickgenannt Thiara

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Paying particular attention to the representation of women and to gendered notions of the nation, this book examines for the first time the marked parallels between Rushdie's critique of the Nehruvian legacy and the most significant recent trends in Indian historiography, especially the feminist and subalternist movements.

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Paying particular attention to the representation of women and to gendered notions of the nation, this book examines for the first time the marked parallels between Rushdie's critique of the Nehruvian legacy and the most significant recent trends in Indian historiography, especially the feminist and subalternist movements.

NICOLE WEICKGENANNT THIARA received her MA from Heidelberg University, Germany, in English Studies and History, and was awarded a doctoral degree in English Studies from the University of Manchester, UK. She has taught at the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and Liverpool Hope University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.79 × 5.62 × 0.89 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230205488

ISBN - 13:9780230205482

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Indian Historiography and the Nation
A Biography of the Nation
Wives, Widows, and Witches
The New God-and-Mammon India
Mother India
The Idea of a Hybrid India
Notes
Bibliography
Index