New Directions in Book History

Consumable Texts in Contemporary India

Uncultured Books and Bibliographical Sociology

Authors: Gupta, S.

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Through what he terms "bibliographical sociology", Suman Gupta explores the presence of English-language publications in the contemporary Indian context – their productions, circulations and readerships – to understand current social trends.

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Suman Gupta is Professor of Literature and Cultural History at the Open University UK. He is the author of eleven previous books and editor of seven, including The Theory and Reality of Democracy, Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies, Globalization and Literature, Imagining Iraq and Contemporary Literature: The Basics.

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“Gupta displays an easy familiarity with an admirable range of both, the academic and the non-academic—as well as cultured and uncultured—literatures and discourses, and not only applies them to a range of topics and issues that are unexpected (to say the least), but with remarkably accurate, insightful and incisive results. The analyses are subtle, sophisticated and frighteningly persuasive in their implications for the sheer reach and impact of such uncultured books, and the political and ideological effects they are likely to have.” (P K Vijayan, Economic Political Weekly, Vol. 51 (36), September 3, 2016)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consumable Texts in Contemporary India
Book Subtitle
Uncultured Books and Bibliographical Sociology
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48929-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137489296
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48928-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50418-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 204
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