About the Book
Socioliterary Cultures in South presents seventeen studies on texts, and issues under three that represent different traditions, imaginative landscapes, and configurations. examines social, political, secular, cultural texts from five South sites-India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Lanka-to represent a kaleidoscope ancient and heritages. appraises personal collective histories in terms of memory, and myth, spells out stages in formation of canons identities, and considers problematic survival in the maze ideological formulations different South locations. Drawing upon a rich of verbal performance the examines the vitality authorial imagination, hybrid thought patterns, indigenous expression. The merit of the book lies in how develops larger view of South as veritable cultural space marked for richness of diversity rather than illusion of its unity.
About the Author
Anisur Rahman is literary critic, translator, and poet. has worked published areas comparative, translation, and postcolonial studies reference literatures of Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. four books, edited/co-edited two collections modern Urdu poetry in English translation, and an anthology poems English his Formerly Professor of at Jamia Millia Islamia, central university New Delhi, currently Senior Advisor Rekhta Foundation. He has been Fellow at the University Alberta, Canada (2001-2002), and Visiting Scholar Purdue University, USA.
There general perception that South Asia, apart The geographical entity conglomeration mutually compatible nations, together constitute larger whole. Reiterated over perception has matured be accepted as truism realization that contributed towards effacing real identity Asia repudiation this supposed truism may, however, be certain questions which would, turn, help appreciate richness of South Asia space characterized richness rather by illusion unity. order to make my point, ask all South Asian nations are really compatible whole terms other and if they so, then there must be a centre to together. The answer question has been negative. Further, ask that there centre, there must also margins to along Again, the answer cannot positive. that be the case, may assert the essential spirit of South Asia clearly denies single centre because very strength of South Asia, assembly nations, lies self-evolved centrality each location, and of taken together impart to a broader South Asian identity. This argument may carried by positing that writers of different Asian locations speak voices without echoes the other, they address others the same manner. This is well borne-out by the them with history and dealt with their secondary and tertiary states existence in their individual ways. Although South Asia been to the generic space, has, the passage of time, turned a larger location of great interest social and political scientists, cultural theorists and literary writers critics, historians philosophers, and technocrats and industrialists. As appears now, Asia everyone's reference.
addition social, cultural, economic, and political South Asian nations have underdevelopment. For reasons of their physical proximity, have always impacted other directly and indirectly, but even while have they have maintained intrinsic differences. Since South Asia now strength, political power, and upward social mobility the postcolonial there been flourishing of literary activities in five of major India, Bangladesh, Lanka, and Afghanistan.
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