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Aravamudan, Srinivas

Overview
Works: 17 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 3,413 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Sources  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Srinivas Aravamudan
Tropicopolitans : colonialism and agency, 1688-1804 by Srinivas Aravamudan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tropicopolitans, Srinivas Aravamudan reconstructs the colonial imagination of the eighteenth century. By exploring representations of peoples and cultures subjected to colonial discourse, he makes a case for the agency--or the capacity to resist domination--of those oppressed. Aravamudan's analysis of texts that accompanied European commercial and imperial expansion from the Glorious Revolution through the French Revolution reveals the development of anticolonial consciousness prior to the nineteenth century. "Tropicalization" is the central metaphor of this analysis, a term that incorporates both the construction of various dynamic tropes by which the colonized are viewed and the site of the study, primarily the tropics. Tropicopolitans, then, are those people who bear and resist the representations of colonialist discourse. In readings that expose new relationships between literary representation and colonialism in the eighteenth century, Aravamudan considers such texts as Behn's Oroonoko, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Captain Singleton, Addison's Cato, and Swift's Gulliver's Travels and The Drapier's Letters. He extends his argument to include analyses of Johnson's Rasselas, Beckford's Vathek, Montagu's travel letters, Equiano's autobiography, Burke's political and aesthetic writings, and Abbé de Raynal's Histoire des deux Indes. Offering a radical approach to literary history, this study provides new mechanisms for understanding the development of anticolonial agency. Introducing eighteenth-century studies to a postcolonial hermeneutics, Tropicopolitans will interest scholars engaged in postcolonial studies, eighteenth-century literature, and literary theory
Enlightenment Orientalism : resisting the rise of the novel by Srinivas Aravamudan( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fiction Enlightenment Orientalism, he poses a range of urgent questions that uncovers the interdependence of Oriental tales and domestic fiction, thereby challenging standard scholarly narratives about the rise of the novel. More than mere exoticism, Oriental tales fascinated ordinary readers as well as intellectuals, taking the fancy of philosophers such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Diderot in France, and wri
Guru English : South Asian religion in a cosmopolitan language by Srinivas Aravamudan( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guru English is a bold reconceptualization of the scope and meaning of cosmopolitanism, examining the language of South Asian religiosity as it has flourished both inside and outside of its original context for the past two hundred years. The book surveys a specific set of religious vocabularies from South Asia that, Aravamudan argues, launches a different kind of cosmopolitanism into global use. Using ""Guru English"" as a tagline for the globalizing idiom that has grown up around these religions, Aravamudan traces the diffusion and transformation of South Asian religious dis
Obi, or, The history of Three-fingered Jack by William Earle( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three-fingered Jack," the protagonist of this 1800 novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, or "obi"--Page 4 of cover
Tropicopolitans : colonialism and agency : 1688-1804 by Srinivas Aravamudan( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery, abolition, and emancipation : writings in the British Romantic Period by Peter J Kitson( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eight-volume set brings together primary texts which reveal the complexity of opinion about abolition and emancipation during this period. Volume I collects whole works and selections which represent everything written by late 18th-century and early 19th century black writers. Volume II presents documents from the abolition debate. Volumes III (poetry), IV (drama), and V (fiction) contain the most influential and representative literary pieces. Volume VI reprints excerpts from slavery's representations in narrative. Finally, Volumes VII and VIII document how the growing mass of ethnological, scientific, botanical, epidemiological, and geographical data supplied a ready source for all kinds of schemes designed to reduce strangeness to order. The index is in Volume VIII. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fiction( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tropical figures : colonial representation in England and France, 1688-1789 by Srinivas Aravamudan( )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special topic war( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoveries of new worlds, talking animals and remote nations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guru English: South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language (Translation by Srinivas Aravamudan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the "Hammam" : masquerade, womanliness, and levantinization by Srinivas Aravamudan( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

East Indies and West Indies : comparative misapprehensions by Srinivas Aravamudan( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sovereignty : Between Embodiment and Detranscendentalization by Srinivas Aravamudan( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack by Srinivas Aravamudan( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the eighteenth-century English novel and culture by Paula R Backscheider( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering traditional themes such as narrative authority and print culture, this title also looks at how 18th century English fiction is also relevant to more contemporary topics such as globalization, nationhood, technology and science
Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688–1804 (Post-contemporary Interventions) by Srinivas Aravamudan( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Srinivas Aravamudan

Srinivas Aravamudan Professor of English literature and Romance studies

Languages
English (69)

Covers
Guru English : South Asian religion in a cosmopolitan languageObi, or, The history of Three-fingered JackTropicopolitans : colonialism and agency : 1688-1804Slavery, abolition, and emancipation : writings in the British Romantic PeriodFictionA companion to the eighteenth-century English novel and cultureTropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688–1804 (Post-contemporary Interventions)