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Writing the Diaspora : Essays on Culture and Identity

Uma Parameswaran

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ISBN 10: 8131600734 / ISBN 13: 9788131600733
Published by Rawat, New Delhi, 2007
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Contents Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Echoes and refrains in the Canadian novels of Margaret Laurence. 2. What price expatriation. 3. Amid the Alien Corn Biculturalism and the challenge of commonwealth literary criticism. 4. The why of Manitoba's Mosaic. 5. Ganga in the Assiniboine prospects for Indo Canadian literature. 6. Ganga in the Assiniboine a reading of poems from Trishanku. 7. Rina Singha a profile of a Canadian dancer of rare talent. 8. Scaling walls linguistic and cultural barriers between writer and community. 9. Finding the epic centre Tharoor's The Great Indian Novel. 10. India's street theatre in Delhi and Montreal. 11. A river of wisdom Gita Mehta's A River Sutra. 12. Revising the canon through research and pedagogy. 13. I see the glass as half full. 14. Reinscribing Kathak through the bible and the bible through Kathak Rina Singha's delineation of four biblical women in Yeshu Katha. 15. Diaspora consciousness going beyond the hyphen without erasing it. 16. Home is where your feet are and may your heart be there too. 17. An eccentric saint a review of Yogesh Chadha's Gandhi. 18. Dancing with red marker in Hand. 19. Parallels between Manitoba realities and diaspora/India issues. 20. Dreams of the night cleaners a worksheet for discussion of this docudrama. 21. Disjunction of sensibility Deepa Mehta's film Fire. 22. When elements travel Deepa Mehta's films and Diasporic Dilemmas. 23. Contextualizing Diasporic locations in Deepa Mehta's Fire and Srinivas Krishna's Masala. 24. Krishna Lila in Srinivas Krishna's Masala. 25. Writing the Diaspora. 26. Missing the bus. 27. Dispelling the spells of memory another approach to reading our yesterdays. 28. New age same rage debates over Indian English writings. 29. Said the Banyan tree to the wordpeckers Wir Sind La Grande Tour Im Wald but don't chew on my bole or you'll bable us bald. 30. Driving into the new millennium on a trans Canada highway that has only entry Ramps. The essays in this volume span a variety of writers such as Kamala Markandaya Gita Mehta and Shashi Tharoor and many writers and artists who live in Canada. Uma Parameswaran brings her own experience of living for forty years outside India to her analysis of diasporic identity and culture. The essays spread over several decades work through many genres methodologies and strategies as they display a cross cultural sensibility and attempt to look at Indian culture and cultural artifacts from the Canadian perspective. 380 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 62660

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Title: Writing the Diaspora : Essays on Culture and...

Publisher: Rawat, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2007

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Essays by prominent novelist and social critique, active in diaspora activities in Canada. on film, contemporary cultural dev. among Indians abroad and India, literature.

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