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Linguistic foundations of identity, readings in language, literature and contemporary cultures, edited by Om Prakash, Rajesh Kumar

The collection of chapters in this book brings together researchers working in paradoxes and complexities of cultural identities through uses of language and literature from varied perspectives. This volume is an important step towards achieving the goal of reaching out to many who have been looking at the complexities of identity formation from linguistic, cultural, social and political perspectives.Please note: This title is co-published with Aakar Books, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. From a Symbol of Culture to a Marker of Identity: The Trajectory of Urdu in Colonial India -- 2. Symbolic Acts, Implied Character: Constructing the Peer Identity -- 3. Echoes of Language in Cultural Domains -- 4. Politics of Language and Countering Colonialism: A Study of Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines -- 5. Negotiated Culture and Negotiated Identity in Amitav Ghosh's River of Smoke -- 6. English and Postcolonial Subjectivity in Indian Literature
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (372 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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