Consumable Texts in Contemporary India

Uncultured Books and Bibliographical Sociology

  • Suman Gupta

Part of the New Directions in Book History book series (NDBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 180-204

About this book


Through what he terms "bibliographical sociology", Suman Gupta explores the presence of English-language publications in the contemporary Indian context – their productions, circulations and readerships – to understand current social trends.


Youth group discussion value education commercial fiction Indian English Indian vernaculars publishing industry Mein Kampf global and local popular culture mass culture business communication Asia Asian culture Asian languages cultural theory culture English ethnicity history of literature linguistics literary theory literature social science sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Suman Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

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