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History, Narrative, and Testimony in Amitav Ghosh's Fiction

Sankaran, Chitra [Hrsg.]:
History, Narrative, and Testimony in Amitav Ghosh's Fiction / ed. by Chitra Sankaran. - Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2012. - ca. 272 S.
ISBN 978-1-4384-4181-8
US$ 80,00 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4384-4182-5
US$ 80,00 (eBook)
DDC: 823.914

This is the first collection of international scholarship on the fiction of Amitav Ghosh. Ghosh’s work is read by a wide audience and is well regarded by general readers, critics, and scholars throughout the world. Born in India, Ghosh has lived in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His work spans genres from contemporary realism to historical fiction to science fiction, but has consistently dealt with the dislocations, violence, and meetings of peoples and cultures engendered by colonialism.
   The essays in this volume analyze Ghosh’s novels in ways that yield new insights into concepts central to postcolonial and transnational studies, making important intertextual connections and foregrounding links to prevailing theoretical and speculative scholarship. The work’s introduction argues that irony is central to Ghosh’s vision and discusses the importance of the concepts of “testimony” and “history” to Ghosh’s narratives. An invaluable interview with Amitav Ghosh discusses individual works and the author’s overall philosophy. [Verlagsinformation]

Chronological Bioprofile. ix
Introduction: Beyond Borders and Boundaries. xiii
Chitra Sankaran
1. Diasporic Predicaments: An Interview with Amitav Ghosh. 1
Chitra Sankaran
2. Unlikely Encounters: Fiction and Scientific Discourse in the Novels of Amitav Ghosh. 17
Lou Ratté
3. The Glass Palace: Reconnecting Two Diasporas. 33
Nandini Bhautoo-Dewnarain
4. Resignifying “Coolie”: Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace. 47
Shanthini Pillai
5. The Girmitiyas’ Journey in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies. 65
Rajesh Rai and Andrea Marion Pinkney
6. Shadows and Mysteries: Illusions of Imagined Communities in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines. 79
Crystal Taylor
7. Amitav Ghosh’s “Imagined Communities”: The Hungry Tide as a Possible “Other” World. 95
Federica Zullo
8. Sharing Landscapes and Mindscapes: Ethics and Aesthetics in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome. 109
Chitra Sankaran
9. Language and Ethics in The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh. 121
Tuomas Huttunen
10. Ghosh, Language, and The Hungry Tide. 133
Ismail S. Talib
11. Intertexuality in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide. 145
Shao-Pin Luo
12. “Dwelling in Travel”: In An Antique Land and the Making of a Resisting Post-Colonial History. 171
Tammy Vernerey
13. The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium and Discovery - A Tour de Force Transcending Genres. 191
Ruby S. Ramraj
14. Inner Circles and the Voice of the Shuttle: Native Forms and Narrative Structure in Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason. 205
Robbie B. H. Goh
List of Contributors. 219
Index. 223

CHITRA SANKARAN is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at National University of Singapore and is the author of Myth Connections: The Use of Hindu Myths and Philosophies in R. K. Narayan and Raja Rao, Revised Edition. Profile page.

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Sankaran: History, Narrative, and Testimony in Amitav Ghosh's Fiction, 2012