Flesh and Fish Blood: Postcolonialism, Translation, and the Vernacular

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    In "Flesh and Fish Blood" Subramanian Shankar breaks new ground in postcolonial studies by exploring the rich potential of vernacular literary expressions. Shankar pushes beyond the postcolonial Anglophone canon and works with Indian literature and film in English, Tamil, and Hindi to present one of the first extended explorations of representations of caste, including a critical consideration of Tamil Dalit so-called untouchable literature. Shankar shows how these vernacular materials are often unexpectedly politically progressive and feminist, and provides insight on these oft-overlooked - but nonetheless sophisticated - South Asian cultural spaces. With its calls for renewed attention to translation issues and comparative methods in uncovering disregarded aspects of postcolonial societies, and provocative remarks on humanism and cosmopolitanism, "Flesh and Fish Blood" opens up new horizons of theoretical possibility for postcolonial studies and cultural analysis.

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    Number of Pages: 204
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780520272521
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    Listed in: Post-colonial literature
    Publisher: University of California Press

    Books by Subramanian Shankar

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