Representing the Margin: Caste and Gender in Indian Fiction by Ajay S. Sekhar PDF

By Ajay S. Sekhar

ISBN-10: 8178356902

ISBN-13: 9788178356907

The paintings explores the illustration of socio cultural margins of caste and gender in Indian contexts in works of fiction written in quite a few Indian languages within the 20th century, taking consultant samples from Hindi/Urdu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam and English. the focal point of enquiry is the narrativization of those very important cultural and political questions in consultant texts of fiction. What are the socio political and cultural implications and underpinnings of the illustration of marginalization within the medium and style of fiction, what may be the politics, ethics and aesthetics of such narrating, how a ways such representations are subversive or consensual/complicit, what are the constraints and pitfalls of such intervening radicalism in fictional narration – these kinds of questions are taken up intimately within the analyses. within the higher experience this examine is additionally a critique of modernity and its discontents because it analyses the dialectics of modernity, its radical in addition to reactionary features. A complicated premise of contextualizing the textual content and textualizing the context might even be fashionable within the test. Fictional texts from 5 Indian languages together with English (two texts from each one language ) are included within the examine to make sure nearby and linguistic illustration in the limits of the supply of works in translation. Questions of sophistication analytical views within the context of Brahmanic patriarchy are explicated and critiqued. the necessity for a subaltern hermeneutics and the urgency of epistemological democratization also are mentioned as a political and emancipatory consequence of the learn. either the formal in addition to thematic issues of the radical within the Indian languages are chanced on to be formed and made up our minds by way of the cloth realities and linked attitudes and worldviews of caste and gender hierarchy emanating from inner imperialism. even though the 10 texts selected try out severe critique of the gender query, the extra profound and particular cultural query of caste evades comprehension and important knowing. Caste usually escapes because the un-representable in narration because it is in conversion.

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