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Emerging Literatures from Northeast India
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Emerging Literatures from Northeast India
The Dynamics of Culture, Society and Identity

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April 2013 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Emerging Literatures from Northeast India is an amalgam of critical perceptions on writings emanating from the region on issues of identity construct, on hidden colonial burdens that refuse to leave and on the key role that oral traditions continue to play and will do so for some time in any study of the region.

Within the ambit of 'emerging' literatures, this book takes into consideration not only the new writings in English and the vernacular being generated from the region, but also the already existing works in the form of translations, thereby making such works accessible for the first time to the rest of the world. Moreover, the book, in critiquing and calling attention to the emerging literatures of the region, is also playing the larger role of providing access to and facilitating the opening up of the region through the academia.

Introduction

Margaret Ch. Zama
 
I: BUILDING LITERARY PARADIGMS FOR NORTHEAST DISCOURSE
Articulating Marginality: Emerging Literatures from Northeast India

Kailash C Baral
Speaking, Writing and Coming of the Print Culture in Northeast India

Tilottoma Misra
An Emerging Genre of 'Political' Literature in India's Frontier

Manjeet Baruah
Towards an Appreciative Paradigm for Literatures of the Northeast

Parag M Sarma
Sign Forces of Culture: Reflections on Mnemopraxial Responsibility

D Venkat Rao
 
II: SPECIFICS OF LITERARY PARADIGMS OF THE NORTHEAST
Locating Trauma in Mizo Literature: The Beloved Bullet

Margaret Ch.Zama
Selected Oral Poetry of Northeast India and the Ecological Space

Sarangadhar Baral
The Phawar in Context: The Politics of Tradition and Continuity

Desmond L Kharmawphlang
Some Petite, Some Powerful: The Cascade of Manipuri Short Stories

Tayenjam Bijoykumar Singh
Culture Makes People What They Are As Much As People Make Culture: Religion As a Factor of Cultural Change among the Ao Nagas

Temsurenla Ozukum
Beyond Borders and Between the Hills: Voices and Visions from Karbi Anglong or, Whose Hills Are These Anyway?

Rakhee Kalita Moral
An Assessment of Northeastern Sensibility in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss and Mamang Dai's River Poems

Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
Northeast outside the Newspaper Pages

Monalisa Changkija
 
III: CASTE-TRIBE PARADIGM BEYOND THE NORTHEAST
Culture as a Site of Struggle: A Study of the Oral Literature of the Bhils of Rajasthan

Hemendra Singh Chandalia
Alien Construct and Tribal Contestation in Colonial Chhotanagpur: The Medium of Christianity

Joseph Bara
Index

 

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