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Untouchable fictions : literary realism and the crisis of caste

Author: Toral Jatin Gajarawala
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Untouchable Fictions dissects the aesthetic and political crises of realism in order to chart the development of Dalit or "untouchable caste" writing. Arguing that Dalit literature responds to a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toral Jatin Gajarawala
ISBN: 9780823245246 0823245241 9780823245253 082324525X
OCLC Number: 785077518
Description: x, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Burnings: an introduction --
The Dalit limit point: realism, representation, and crisis in Premchand --
Modernism, Marxism, metaphor: the origins of a literary politics of particularism --
A perfect whole: knowledge by transcription and rural regionalism --
Casteless modernities: the contemporary anglophone novel and its invisible interlocutors --
Some time between revisionist and revolutionary ... : reading history in Dalit textuality --
Mimesis: the representation of reality in other literatures --
Epilogue: aesthetics and their afterlives.
Responsibility: Toral Jatin Gajarawala.

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Untouchable Fictions goes beyond a mere recognition of the centrality of realism in the postcolonial imagination. Focusing on Dalit writing in India, Gajarawala shows how realism, like other terms, Read more...

 
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