Between aspiration and imagination: exploring native-cosmopolitanism in Adib Khan’s spiral road and Mohammad Hanif’s our lady of Alice Bhatti

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dc.contributor.author Tharakan, Koshy
dc.contributor.author Rath, Arnapurna
dc.contributor.author Mukherjee, Payel C.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-02T09:15:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-02T09:15:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Mukherjee, Payel C., Rath, Arnapurna and Tharakan, Koshy, “Between aspiration and imagination: exploring native-cosmopolitanism in Adib Khan’s spiral road and Mohammad Hanif’s our lady of Alice Bhatti", in Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: city margins in South Asian Literature, New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 131-149, ISBN: 9781138677234. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781138677234
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/2493
dc.description.abstract Extending current scholarship on South Asian Urban and Literary Studies, this volume examines the role of the discontents of the South Asian city. The collection investigates how South Asian literature and literature about South Asia attends to urban margins, regardless of whether the definition of margin is spatial, psychological, gendered, or sociopolitical. That cities are a site of profound paradoxes is nowhere clearer than in South Asia, where urban areas simultaneously represent both the frontiers of globalization as well as the deeply troubling social and political inequalities of the global south. Additionally, because South Asian cities are defined by the palimpsestic confluence of, among other things, colonial oppression, anticolonial nationalism, postcolonial governance, and twenty-first century transnational capital, they are sites where the many faces of empowerment and disempowerment are elaborated. The volume brings together essays that emphasize myriad critical approaches—geospatial, urban-theoretical, diasporic, subaltern, and others. United in their critical empathy for urban outcasts, the chapters respond to central questions such as: What is the relationship between the politico-economic narratives of globally emerging South Asian cities and the dispossessed? How do South Asian cities stand in relationship to the nation and, conversely, how might South Asians in diaspora construct these cities within larger narratives of development, globalization, or as sources of authentic ethnic identities? How is the very skeleton—the space, the territory—of South Asian cities marked with and by exclusionary politics? How do the aesthetic and formal choices undertaken by writers determine the potential for and limit to emancipation of urban outcasts from their oppressive circumstances? Considering fiction, nonfiction, comics, and genre fiction from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; literature from the twentieth and the twenty-first century; and works that are Anglophone and those that are in translation, this book will be valuable to a range of disciplines. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Payel C. Mukherjee, Arnapurna Rath and Koshy Tharakan
dc.format.extent pp. 177-183
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher New York Routledge en_US
dc.subject South Asian Literature en_US
dc.subject Post-Colonial Studies en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies en_US
dc.title Between aspiration and imagination: exploring native-cosmopolitanism in Adib Khan’s spiral road and Mohammad Hanif’s our lady of Alice Bhatti en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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