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Speaking of the self : gender, performance, and autobiography in South Asia

Author: Anshu Malhotra; Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributors to Speaking of the Self interrogate the varied ways in which a diverse group of mostly female writers from South Asia-from a seventeenth-century Mughal princess to twentieth century  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Speaking of the self.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015015085
(OCoLC)900242720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anshu Malhotra; Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
ISBN: 9780822374978 0822374978
OCLC Number: 920549400
Description: 1 online resource (x, 312 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : gender, performance, and autobiography in South Asia / Anshu Malhotra and Siobhan Lambert-Hurley --
A passion for reading : the role of early twentieth-century Urdu novels in the construction of an individual female identity in 1930s Hyderabad / Sylvia Vatuk --
Pentimento : the self beneath the surface / Ritu Menon --
Interrupted stories : the self-narratives of Nazr Sajjad Hyder / Asiya Alam --
Kailashbashini Debi's Janaika Grihabadhur diary : a woman "constructing" her "self" in nineteenth-century Bengal? / Shubhra Ray --
Betrayal, anger, and loss : women write the partition in Pakistan / Uma Chakravarti --
Tawa'if as poet and patron : rethinking women's self-representation / Shweta Sachdeva Jha --
Masculine modes of female subjectivity : the case of Jahanara Begam / Afshan Bokhari --
Performing a persona : reading Piro's kafis / Anshu Malhotra --
The heart of a gopi : Raihana Tyabji's Bhakti devotionalism as self-representation / Siobhan Lambert-Hurley --
Performing gender and faith in Indian theater autobiographies / Kathryn Hansen.
Responsibility: Anshu Malhotra and Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, editors.

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