“INDIA IN THE WORLD”: NEW VOLUME OF ESSAYS

Just published is the volume INDIA IN THE WORLD,

ed. Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández and Antonia Navarro-Tejero, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (England) :Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011,  ISBN 978-1-4438-3289-2,

www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/India-in-the-World1-4438-3289-8.htm

 This volume brings together the contributions to the conference of the same name held at the University of  Córdoba (Spain) in 2007.

 I quote the official description from the publisher’s website:

 “This volume uniquely gathers scholarly articles dealing with very dissimilar and kaleidoscopic perspectives onIndia. It provides an informative overview of the country, which has wide-ranging influences reaching far fromIndiaitself, since it has criss-crossed connections with many countries around the world. If read as a collection, this volume is witness to an interlocking network of ideas, attitudes and ideologies that emerge from the contemporary social and political world. The book, thus, highlights a variety of issues and the chapters promise to treat them with adequate justice.

 These features mean that this book can be approached by any person interested inIndia, given that it offers a diverse range of interesting topics related to the country. The reader glancing through the book will find themes spanning from the analysis of postcolonial literature written in English by Indian women, to sociological reflections on several diasporic situations, and from crossed influences between Indian culture and that of other countries, to the latest discussion topics in ancient Indian history, to mention a few.”

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My own contribution is ‘Poe’s “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains,” Macaulay and Warren Hastings – From Orientalism to Globalisation?’ (pp. 109-120)

(NOTE ADDED 28 Jan 2012: this article is now on-line, with the editors’ and publishers’ areement, at:

http://yatrarollason.info/files/PoeTRM.pdf)

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 The full table of contents follows:

 Chapter One……………………………………………………………………………………. 3

The Idea of India in Early Medieval England

Mark Bradshaw Busbee

Chapter Two …………………………………………………………………………………. 17

Exoticism Stops at the Second Hyphen

Elisabeth Damböck

Chapter Three ……………………………………………………………………………….. 39

All the Raj: French-Speaking Comics aboutIndia

Corinne François-Denève

Chapter Four …………………………………………………………………………………. 61

Indian Response to El Quijote

Shyama Prasad Ganguly

Chapter Five …………………………………………………………………………………. 75

From Inscrutable Indians to Asian Africans

Felicity Hand

Chapter Six …………………………………………………………………………………… 87

“Indias in Mind”: The Literary Recovery of AbsentIndia

Juan Ignacio Oliva

Chapter Seven……………………………………………………………………………… 101

The Redefinition of the Concept “Anglo-Indian” in Contemporary

Narrative

Laura Peco González

Chapter Eight………………………………………………………………………………. 109

Poe’s “A Tale of theRagged Mountains,” Macaulay and Warren Hastings—From Orientalism to Globalisation?

Christopher Rollason

Chapter Nine……………………………………………………………………………….. 123

Daughter Forsaken: La Résistance of the Indo-Mauritian Girl Child in Ananda Devi’s Novels

Rohini Bannerjee

Chapter Ten ………………………………………………………………………………… 135

Principles of Sanskrit Poetics in Contemporary Context: The Rasadhvani  Approach to J. M. Coetzee’s Slow Man

Bhavna Bhalla

Chapter Eleven ……………………………………………………………………………. 143

Framing Interpersonal Violence in A Married Woman

Olga Blanco-Carrión

Chapter Twelve …………………………………………………………………………… 157

Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake

Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández

Chapter Thirteen………………………………………………………………………….. 163

The Search for Female Identity in R. K. Narayan’s The Dark Room

Emma García Sanz

Chapter Fourteen …………………………………………………………………………. 173

“She had been certain the river would sustain her”: Modernist Aestheticism in Anita Desai’s Fiction

Maria J. Lopez

Chapter Fifteen ……………………………………………………………………………. 183

Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters and the Deconstruction of Traditional Binary Oppositions

Javier Martín Párraga

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Chapter Sixteen …………………………………………………………………………… 191

Amitav Ghosh’s “Imaginary Homelands”: The Question of Identity in The Shadow Lines

María Elena Martos Hueso

Chapter Seventeen ……………………………………………………………………….. 203

Orpheus and Eurydice as Indian Rock-and-Roll Superstars:  Salman Rushdie’s The Ground beneath Her Feet

Ana Cristina Mendes

Chapter Eighteen …………………………………………………………………………. 211

A Paradise Lost: Kashmir as a Motif of Rift in Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown

Maurice O’Connor

Chapter Nineteen …………………………………………………………………………. 223

The Internal Exile of Dalit Women in Andhra Pradesh

Alida Carloni Franca

Chapter Twenty …………………………………………………………………………… 233

About the Role of India in Contemporary Art

Eva Fernández del Campo Barbadillo

Chapter Twenty One…………………………………………………………………….. 247

“City and Non-City”: Political Issues in In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

Joel Kuortti

Chapter Twenty Two ……………………………………………………………………. 257

A Brief Overview on Feminism inIndia

Antonia Navarro-Tejero

Chapter Twenty Three ………………………………………………………………….. 265

Bollywood and South Asian Diasporic Films in the U.K.: Gurinder Chadha’s Female Road Movie

Esperanza Santos Moya

Chapter Twenty Four……………………………………………………………………. 277

Sati: A Construction of Reality in With Krishna’s Eyes

Rosalía Villa Jiménez

Chapter Twenty Five ……………………………………………………………………. 289

Nativism versus Imperialism? Debates and Interpretations in the Ancient History ofIndia

Fernando Wulff Alonso

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