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Writing the nation's destiny: Indian fiction in English before 1910

Tickell, Alex (2005). Writing the nation's destiny: Indian fiction in English before 1910. Third World Quarterly, 26(3) pp. 525–541.

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The paper examines the representation of proto-national identity in Indian-English fiction before the formative nationalist novels of the 1920s and 1930s. Questioning theoretical connections between Indian-English fiction and the secularism of the Nehruvian national project, my essay argues that primordialist nationalism and culturally transacted concepts of communal/racial identity were key elements in the political imagining of early Indian fiction in English. The primary texts under discussion include Sarath Kumar Ghosh's 'The Prince of Destiny' and S. M. Mitra's 'Hindupore'.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 Third World Quarterly
ISSN: 0143-6597
Keywords: nationalism, Hindu nationalism, identity, Indian fiction, terrorism, Sarath Kumar Ghosh, S. M. Mitra.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
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Item ID: 28762
Depositing User: Alex Tickell
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 08:17
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 10:45
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