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Society, Representation and Textuality
The Critical Interface

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March 2013 | 318 pages | SAGE India
Society, Representations and Textuality: The Critical Interface brings together papers from various critical perspectives of Humanities and Social Sciences. The work (a) takes stock of the recent developments in critical theory and cultural studies; (b) studies the impact of these developments on the understanding of social reality and the human predicament in India; and (c) brings together scholars from North East India who are engaged in the project of understanding society and communities in their chosen intellectual practice.

 

The book is the first-ever attempt to establish a dialogic encounter between critical practices in Humanities and Social sciences, hitherto considered to be autonomous in their own disciplinary boundaries. Further, the volume addresses issues of identity and autonomy of a multicultural India, particularly with reference to the interface between hegemonic cultures and politically and culturally persistent smaller communities.

 

A significant feature of this book is its attempt to theorize and describe the myriad manifestations of the critical interface between society and literary or cultural productions.

Foreword

 
Introduction

 
 
I: TEXTUALIZING SOCIAL DISCOURSE
Science and Literature: A Study of Rabindranath Tagore's Music

Partha S Ghose
Rabindranath Tagore's Philosophy of Art and Literature

Goutam Biswas
The New Comparative Literature 'To Come' as a Critique of Cosmopolitanism

Sourav Kargupta
Islam and Theodicy: A Critique of Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood's Theological Approach to Evil

Mohammad Maroof Shah
Suturing of Selves Past: The Body in Revolution

Anirban Das
Literature, Society and the Calling of Creative Public Spheres: Beyond Adaptation and Meditative Verbs of Transformations

Ananta Kumar Giri
 
II: TEXTUALITY AND REPRESENTATIONS
Enugula Veeraswamy's Journal: A Study

Mohan G Ramanan
Kafka : Literature, Law and language

Franson Davis Manjali
Understanding Tribal World View: A Painter's Perspective

Sujata Miri
Reiterating Stereotypes: Assessing the Role of Women in Contemporary Jatra

Somdatta Mandal
The Reinterpretation of Historical Trauma: Three Films about Partition

M K Raghavendra
Identity and Politics in the Songs of Contemporary African American Women

Ellerine Diengdoh
 
III: SOCIETIES, LITERATURE AND THE ETHNIC LIFE-WORLD
Society and Literature in Northeast India: Articulating Marginality

Kailash C Baral
Transcribing Orality: A Study of Ki Jingsneng Tymmen

Esther Syiem
The Interface of Mizo Society and Literature

Margaret Ch Zama
Folklore and Folk Traditions as a Cohesive in Nepali Community in India

Utpala Ghaley Sewa
Singing The Nation: Pratima Pandey Barua, The Princess of the Lost Lores

Jyotirmoy Prodhani
The Revenant in Some Urban Legends of Shillong

Desmond L Kharmawphlang
Inter-Community Relations in Medieval Bengal As Reflected in Contemporary Bengali Vernacular Literature

Muhammad Shah Noorur Rahman
Bibliography

 
Index

 

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Sukalpa Bhattacharjee

Sukalpa Bhattacharjee teaches English at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Her publications include Postcolonial Literatures: Essays on Gender, Theory and Genres (2004) and she has co-edited volumes such as Human Rights and Insurgency: The North-East India (2002) and Ethno Narratives: Identity and Experience in North East India (2006). Her review anthologies have been published in national and international research paper journals in the areas of critical theory, gender studies and multiethnic literatures of the United States. She is currently also working on a translation of partition narratives from the Barak Valley of Assam. More About Author

C. Joshua Thomas

C Joshua Thomas is presently the Deputy Director at the Indian Council of Social Science Research, North Eastern Regional Centre (ICSSR), Shillong. He is known for his pioneering research in diverse fields of social sciences in north-eastern India. His areas of research include issues related to ethnicity, peace process and border trade and displacement. Some of his earlier works include: Dimensions of Displaced People in North East India (2002), Indo-Myanmar Border Trade: Status, Problems and Potentials (2005), Peace in India’s North East: Meaning, Metaphor and Meanings (2006) and India–China: Trade and Strategy for Frontier Developments ... More About Author

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