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Terrorism, Insurgency and Indian-English Literature, 1830-1947

Tickell, Alex (2012). Terrorism, Insurgency and Indian-English Literature, 1830-1947. Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures. London: Routledge .

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This monograph examines the politics of fear and legal exception in the literature and journalism of colonial India. Covering key crisis-moments in colonial history (the Calcutta Black Hole; the anti-thuggee campaign of the 1830s, the 1857 Mutiny; Indian Revolutionary Nationalism in Edwardian London and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre) it centres on the discursive negotation of terror and anti-colonial violence in colonial fiction and writing by Indian authors working in English. Theoretically, the monograph applies recent work on sovereignty and legal exception by Giorgio Agamben, backdating his ideas in a study of the 'authoritarian liberal' politics of colonial rule under extreme threat.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-87715-6, 978-0-415-87715-2
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetAHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council)
Not SetNot SetUniversity of Portsmouth
Keywords: terrorism; insurgency; colonialism; India; liberalism; sovereignty; exception; Indian-English fiction; Philip Meadows Taylor; Rudyard Kipling; E. M. Forster; Shoshee Chunder Dutt; Hurrish Chunder Mookerji; S.M. Mitra; Edmund Candler; S.K. Ghosh; Mahatma Gandhi; Mulk Raj Anand
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)
Item ID: 28770
Depositing User: Alex Tickell
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 08:26
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 10:44
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