Literature

End of the Postcolonial State

Author(s): 
Faisal Devji
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Economic & Political Weekly
www.epw.in/journal/2021/44/50-years-liberation-bangladesh/end-postcolonial-state.html

Much of the scholarship on Bangladesh’s founding places it within a narrative of repetition. It either repeats the partitions of 1905 or 1947 or the creation of India and Pakistan as postcolonial states. This paper argues instead for the novelty of Bangladesh’s creation against the postcolonial state, suggesting that it opened up a new history at the global level in which decolonisation was replaced by civil war as the founding narrative for new states.

Postcolonial Parabola: Literature, Tactility, and the Ethics of Representing Trauma

Jay Rajiva
Bloomsbury Academic
2017

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 10: The Novel in South and South East Asia since 1945

Alex Tickell
Oxford University Press
2019

Literature and the human drama of the 1947 partition

Author(s): 
Ian Talbot
Publisher/Sponsor: 
South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00856409508723243

Diving Deeper into Narrative of Indian Partition; Literature's Role in a holistic understanding of Partition

Author(s): 
Bhumika Hooda
Publisher/Sponsor: 
O.P.Jindal Global University
www.researchgate.net/publication/356209616_Diving_Deeper_into_Narrative_of_Indian_Partition_Literature%27s_Role_in_a_holistic_understanding_of_Partition

India and Pakistan will celebrate their 74th Independence Day this year. Both the countries have come far from their situation on the eve of independence, in terms of infrastructure, economy, globalization and overall development. Yet, the ghost of horrendous partition continues to haunt both nations, with the relationship between India and Pakistan still strained after more than half a century. It is finally time to understand the totality of partition to overcome these differences and come to terms with the past.

Writing Gender, Writing Nation: Women’s Fiction in Post-Independence India

Bharti Arora
Routledge India
2019

Writing Gender, Writing Nation: Women’s Fiction in Post-Independence India

Bharti Arora
Routledge India
2019

The Novels of Bapsi Sidhwa

R.K. Dhawan, Novy Kapadia
Prestige Books
1996

Amrita Pritam: Life as Literature

Bhagyashree Varma
Prestige
2006

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