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Memory, Nationalism, and Narrative in Contemporary South Asia

Authors: Mallot, J. Edward

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This book investigates the ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting in cultural production in South Asia. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, and Amitav Ghosh indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past.

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J. EDWARD MALLOT is an Assistant Professor of Anglophone Postcolonial Literature at Arizona State University, USA.

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"Mallot's study is not only a thorough study of the pervasive nature of memory as it shapes contemporary South Asia, but also an invaluable exploration of the ways in which memory's empire is continually challenged and re-imagined: an erudite, sensitive, and very readable book." - Dave Gunning, University of Birmingham

'This distinctive book provides a provocative interrogation of some key tenets of memory and trauma studies. Through lively analysis of literature, film, and urban planning, it examines the diverse processes and politics of remembering on the subcontinent, convincingly arguing for more meticulous and culturally inflected memory work.' - Clare Barker, University of Leeds

"Mallot's book is an ambitious and timely project that interrogates Eurocentric assumptions that the act of remembering is purely positive and argues that a different paradigm may be necessary in South Asian contexts. The book examines memory, the relationship between memory and history, and the ethical implications and potential dangers of revisiting the past through a variety of texts, including a city that is the result of post-Partition urban planning, Hindi films, and Anglophone novels, by well-known South Asian/diasporic writers. This well-theorized and thoroughly researched work makes a valuable contribution to fields including South Asian Studies, Memory Studies, and Diaspora Studies." - Maryse Jayasuriya, University of Texas at El Paso


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mallot, J. Edward

    Pages 1-26

  • The City Beautiful: Remembering and Dismembering Chandigarh

    Mallot, J. Edward

    Pages 29-59

  • I Didn’t Kill Gandhi: Memory and the Bollywood Assassin

    Mallot, J. Edward

    Pages 61-89

  • A. Sivanandan, Romesh Gunesekera, and the Crisis of Sri Lankan Histories

    Mallot, J. Edward

    Pages 91-120

  • Salman Rushdie’s Alternative Historiographies

    Mallot, J. Edward

    Pages 123-151

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory, Nationalism, and Narrative in Contemporary South Asia
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00706-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137007063
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00705-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43523-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 235
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