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Commerce with the universe : Africa, India, and the Afrasian imagination

Author: Gaurav Gajanan Desai
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a new history of Africa's encounter with slavery, colonialism, migration, nationalism, development, and globalization. Rather than approach literature and culture from a nation-centered perspective, Desai connects the medieval trade routes of the Islamicate empire, the early independence movements galvanized in  Read more...
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Desai, Gaurav Gajanan.
Commerce with the universe.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013001983
(OCoLC)829239286
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gaurav Gajanan Desai
ISBN: 9780231535595 0231535597 0231164548 9780231164542 9781306311168 1306311160
OCLC Number: 861292032
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Rene Wellek Prize 2017
Runner-up for Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize for the Best Book on East African Studies 2015
Short-listed for Africa-Asia Book Prize 2015
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages)
Contents: Ocean and narration --
Old world orders: Amitav Ghosh and the writing of nostalgia --
Post-manichaean aesthetics: Asian texts and lives --
Through Indian eyes: travel and the performance of ethnicity --
Commerce as romance: Mehta, Madhvani, Manji --
Lighting a candle on Mount Kilimanjaro: partnering with Nyerere --
Anti anti-Asianism and the politics of dissent: M.G. Vassanji's The gunny sack --
Coda: Entangled lives.
Responsibility: Gaurav Desai.
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Commerce with the Universe offers a smart, engaging, and learned account of the Asian cultural experience in East Africa. The culmination of more than a decade of research, this book is erudite and Read more...

 
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