Reading New India by E. Dawson Varughese

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Reading New India is an insightful exploration of contemporary Indian writing in English. Exploring the work of such writers as Aravind Adiga (author of the Man-Booker Prize winning White Tiger), Usha K.R. and Taseer, the book looks at how the 'new' India has been recreated and defined in an English Language literature that is now reaching a global audience. The book describes how Indian fiction has moved beyond notions of 'postcolonial' writing to reflect an increasingly confident and diverse cultures.

Reading New India covers such topics as:
- Representation of the city: Mumbai and Bangalore
- Chick Lit to Crick Lit - Call centre dramas and corporate lives
- Crime novels and Bharati narratives
- Graphic novels

Including a chronological time-line of major social, cultural and political reforms, biographies of the major authors covered, further reading and a glossary of Hindi terms, this book is an essential guide for students of contemporary world literature and postcolonial writing.

About E. Dawson Varughese

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E.Dawson Varughese, author of Beyond The Postcolonial: World Englishes Literature (2012) is an experienced field researcher of world literature in English. She is the editor of numerous anthologies of short stories from such countries as Cameroon, Uganda and Malaysia. See her work at:
Published February 14, 2013 by Bloomsbury Academic. 201 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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London School of Economics

The only remedy I can suggest for the time being is to read it in tandem with Varughese’s Beyond the Postcolonial: World Englishes Literature, a strong, interdisciplinary critique of the now-wavering orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory which supplies all of the broader theory necessary to a...

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