Re-Orientalism and Indian Writing in English

Authors: Lau, L., Dwivedi, O.

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At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction.

About the authors

Lisa Lau is a Lecturer at Keele University, specializing in postcolonial theory and literature, South Asian writing in English, and gender studies. Her publications focus on diasporic South Asian literature, New Indian Women, and issues of power, class, representation and domesticity. She developed re-Orientalism theory, and in 2011 co-authored Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics: The Oriental Other Within.

Om Prakash Dwivedi is Assistant Professor in English at Taiz University, Yemen. His areas of research include postcolonial theory and literature, Indian writing in English, and interdisciplinary studies. His recent publications include Postcolonial Theory in the Global Age (co-ed. with Martin Kich, 2013), a collection of short stories, The World to Come (2014), and Tracing the New Indian Diaspora (2014).

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“A timely piece of work. Not only does it survey key fiction texts which speak to and of post-millennial India, it raises theoretical issues of representation amidst the shifting landscape of writing and publishing in India, and the reception of such published material in the West. This theoretical positioning is the book’s most valuable component and it works at its best when the analyses of the texts and the publishing/literary scene connect back to this paradigm.” (E. Dawson Varughese, Asiatic, Vol. 9 (2), December, 2015)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introducing Re-Orientalism Theory and Discourse in Indian Writing in English

    Lau, Lisa

    Pages 1-26

  • The Re-Orientalising Strategy of the Unreliable Narrator

    Lau, Lisa

    Pages 27-55

  • “Reverse Orientalism” and Whimsy

    Lau, Lisa

    Pages 56-78

  • Urban India Re-Orientalised

    Dwivedi, Om Prakash

    Pages 79-99

  • Indian Writing in English: Commodification and Re-Orientalism

    Dwivedi, Om Prakash

    Pages 100-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-Orientalism and Indian Writing in English
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40156-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137401564
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40155-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48642-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 131
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