Memory, Nationalism, and Narrative in Contemporary South Asia

  • Authors
  • J. Edward Mallot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. J. Edward Mallot
      Pages 1-26
  3. The Limits of Memory

  4. The Texts of Memory

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-235

About this book


This book investigates the ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting in cultural production in South Asia. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, and Amitav Ghosh indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past.


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