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Critical Discourse and Colonialism

Avadhesh Kumar Singh (Editor) Sanjay Mukherjee (Editor)
Synopsis Colonialism, apart from being a political and civilisational encounter, was a confluence of different knowledge systems, literary and critical discourses. A synthesis of Western/English and Indian-Sanskrit/Bhasa critical discourses took place in the colonial period of India. Keeping the significance of this synthesis in view, the present volume puts together select articles from Indian puts together select articles from Indian English, Hindi and Gujarati (Transalted) to facilitate an understanding of the then critical activities, trends and movements and the forces that influenced them during that period.
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About the authors

Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Avadesh Kumar Singh (1960-) is Vice Chancellor, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University since August 1, 2006. Prior to the present assignment, he was Professor and head, Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Saurashtra University, Rajkot; and Coordinator, University Grants Commission (UGC) Special Assistance Programme (SAP) /DRS) on "Indian Renaissance Literature with Special reference to English, Gujarati and Hindi". The areas of his interest include Indian and Western literacy theories, comparative literature, Indian literature and translation, Indian literature and translation studies on which he has published 10 books and more than 75 papers in various journals and anthologies of academic repute. Indian Knowledge Systems, 2 vols. (2005) and Discourse of resistance in the colonial Period (2005) are among his last publications. Also he has delivered Keynote Addresses to many national and international seminars. He is the editor of critical Practice, a journal of literary and critical studies since 1994.

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Sanjay Mukherjee

Sanjay Mukherjee is a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Compartive Literary Studies, Saurashtra University, Rajkot (Gujarat). Some of his translations from Hindi, Gujarati and Bangla into English (of Creative works as well as discursive essays) have been publshed in various journals. This is his first work as an editor.

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Bibliographic information

Title Critical Discourse and Colonialism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Creative Books
Language: English
isbn 8180430308
length 251p., Notes; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History