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Indigeneity : Culture and Representation : Proceedings of the 2008 Chotro Conference Vol: I

G N Devy; Geoffrey V Davis and K K Chakravarty

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ISBN 10: 8125036644 / ISBN 13: 9788125036647
Published by Orient Blackswan, 2009
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Contents Introduction/G.N. Devy. I. Culture and expression 1. Listening to the pterodactyl/Shiv Visvanathan. 2. Friends indigenes and others A German interjection/Gerhard Stilz. 3. Popular culture and political violence The postcolonial state in Malawi 1964 1994/Reuben Makayiko Chirambo. 4. People centric histories of indigenous literature Thoughts in theory and praxis/Nilanjana Deb. 5. Crystallizing protest into Movement Adivasi Community in history society and literature/Vibha S. Chauhan. 6. Myths of the Bondas/Anand Mahanand. 7. Contemporary indigenous literatures in Canada Healing from historical trauma/Jo Ann Episkenew. 8. Classical modern and transnational Nahuatl Literatures/Gabriel S. Estrada. 9. Narrations of her stories/Michaela Moura Kocoolu. 10. Will they survive the margins Endangered languages and Oral Traditions in Kenya/Mumia Geoffrey Osaaji. 11. Udje dance songs of Nigeria's Urhobo people/Tanure Ojaide. 12. Writing about lives on the edge The Naga imbroglio/K.B. Veio Pou. 13. Wedded to life The Paliyans of Kerala/P.J. George. 14. The weaving of Bodo Women's identity in their traditional folk songs/Esther Sukriti Narjinari. 15. The biblical language dilemma The competing interests of English vs. Lubusuku/Maloba Wekesa. 16. Women's songs Oral cultural expressions among the Zulu People/Nompumelelo Zondi. II. Representation and interpretation 17. Adivasi Literature An emerging consciousness/Ramnika Gupta. 18. Indigeneity visuality and postcolonial theory The case of the San/Brendon Nicholls. 19. Steve Chimombo's epic of the forest creatures/Pia Thielmann. 20. Bessie head interpreting the Batswana/Anne Fuchs. 21. Come Sing the Uhuru Blues The indigenous in the work of Matsemela Manaka/Geoffrey V. Davis. 22. Nothing will remain of this world Continuity ad creativity in Mohammed Hassan's Twarab Poetry/Aisha Schmitt. 23. The loss of a spirit Metaphor and practice in Aymara decolonization/Anders Burman. 24. Making memory making poetry Mind and imagination in contemporary indigenous Australian literature/Estelle Castro. 25. Signs and silences vs. objective inquiry Bicultural meaning in journey to the stone country/Norbert H. Platz. 26. Conflicting mythologies and identity building Tomson Highway's kiss of the Fur Queen/Cecile Fouache. 27. Ethnic life writing The work of Beatrice Culleton Mosioniers and Yvonne Johnson/Cecile Sandten. 28. National Catholicism and cultural Annihilation Children's literature in Franco's Spain/Isabel Alonso and Marta Ortega. 29. Articulating self Orality community and colonialism in South India/Bhangya Bhukya. 30. Interculturality of tradition and modernity Towards understanding the tribal ethos/Lachman M. Khubchandani. 31. Indigenous languages and higher education in South Africa/Sandiso Ngcobo. 32. Garma and beyond Indigenous cultural festivals for decolonization/Peter Phipps. 33. Imagining an Adivasi cinema/Rashmi Sawhney. 34. Translating museums/Alice Tilche. The papers in this volume are selected from the Chotro I Conference held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts held in January 2008 in joint collaboration with the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies and Bhasha Research and Publication Centre. They analyze specific histories of conflict and annihilation the loss of language and neglect of intellectual traditions the exclusion from knowledge transactions that the indigenous have to face the question of representation as Savages from an external perspective their deprivation of natural resources denial of access to education and other measures of social justice their excitement with life and the expression of their joy and their creativity. The historical accounts of various indigenous communities their languages and cultures point to the fact that in the history of colonialism the indigenous communities desisted from becoming compradors at the risk of becoming the perennially marginalized. On the other hand the marginalization of the indi. Bookseller Inventory # 73881

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Publisher: Orient Blackswan

Publication Date: 2009

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The papers in this volume were presented at the 2008 Chotro Conference on Indigeneous Languages, Culture and Society, Jan 2008, Delhi. It forms Vol.I of a 2-volume collection. The papers in this collection analyse the history and contemporary situation of indigenous peoples from different parts of the world. The focus is on language and literary and cultural expression. The authors examine issues ranging from the loss of languages and literary/cultural traditions, representation of indigenous peoples by `mainstream society, deprivations faced by them natural resources, education and civic facilities, and their history of colonization (including by the modern nation-state). But the papers also examine the creativity, knowledge systems and rich cultural traditions of indigenous peoples.

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G.N. Devy was Professor of English at MS University, Baroda. He is the founder of Bhasha Research & Publication Centre and the Adivasi Academy. He is the author of 4 of our books. Geoffrey Davis teaches Anglophone post-colonial literature at the universities of Aachen & Duisberg-Essen(Germany). K.K. Chakravarty is Secretary, Indira Gandhi, National Centre for the Arts.

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