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The postsecular imagination : postcolonialism, religion, and literature

Author: Manav Ratti
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 45.
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"The Postsecular Imagination presents a rich, interdisciplinary study of postsecularism as an affirmational political possibility emerging through the potentials and limits of both secular and religious thought. While secularism and religion can foster inspiration and creativity, they also can be linked with violence, civil war, partition, majoritarianism, and communalism, especially within the framework of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manav Ratti
ISBN: 9780415480970 0415480973
OCLC Number: 806221701
Description: xxviii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : situating postsecularism --
Postsecularism and aesthetics : Michael Ondaatje's The English patient --
Minority's Christianity : Allan Sealy's The Everest Hotel --
Postsecularism and violence : Michael Ondaatje's Anil's ghost --
If truth were a Sikh woman : Shauna Singh Baldwin's What the body remembers --
Postsecularism and prophecy : Salman Rushdie's The satanic verses --
Art after the fatwa : Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the sea of stories, The Moor's last sigh, Shalimar the clown, and The enchantress of Florence --
The known and the unknowable : Amitav Ghosh's The hungry tide and Mahasweta Devi's "Pterodactyl, puran sahay, and pirtha" --
Coda.
Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 45.
Responsibility: Manav Ratti.

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Explores the emergence of a post-secular condition of the contemporary world, in which organized, conventional religion has failed politically. This book discusses various Anglophone novels that  Read more...

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