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Narrating the Global South Asian Diaspora

Mishra, Sudesh R. (2019) Narrating the Global South Asian Diaspora. In: The Novel in South and South East Asia since 1945 (10th Vol). Oxford University Press, CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon, UK, pp. 564-577. ISBN 978-0-19-874541-9

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South Asian novelists living in countries of the global north, who sometimes make the choice of returning to the global south, are increasingly concerned with the cultural, political, and aesthetic possibilities raised by migratory lives, practices, and subjects. This chapter examines the key novelists of the South Asian diaspora who have followed in the footsteps of the pioneering Indo-Trinidadian author, V. S. Naipaul. It accounts for the aesthetics of dwelling outside an imagined homeland, whether permanently or as sojourners, and the relations various characters keep to the idea of exile, travel, adaptation, and transculturation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 22:04

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