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Nativism (Desivad)

Bhalchandra Nemade (Author)
Synopsis This is an infuriating and yet thoroughly admirable book that will give the Indian reader a confidence about what our languages need most- a sense of piety towards our own cultural environments. That is what the author wants everyone to do.at least paradoxically, a search fro an alternate tradition which opens within ourselves, preserving even now the history, orality, living traditions and folklore. Desivad naturally negates any imagined apace that oppresses the real and aggressively asserts what was otherwise relegated, during the dark phase of colonialism, to one’s native cultural heritage. A Landmark in Indian critical theory, discussed all over the country from 1980, desivad aspires to be a nationwide movement to counterbalance the homogenizing and hegemonizing effects of a few cultures of nationalism, globalization, internationalism and so on. The four lectures delivered at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study have caused an intellectual stimulation of a rare sort and a whole new approach to literary criticism.
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About the author

Bhalchandra Nemade

Bhalchandra Nemade, distinguished Marathi poet, novelist and critic, taught Marathi, English and Linguistics at several places including Marathwada University, Aurangabad, The School of Oriental and African Studies, London and Goa University. He retired from the Gurudev Tagore Chair of Comarative Literature at the University of Mumbai in 1998. He was honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991. Nemade is Known to say enexpected, revealing and illuminating things in memorable terms, avoiding any jargon. It exemplifies the pentrating mind and questioning spirit which was the characteristic of our tradition. He i9s presently National Fellow at the Indian Institute of advanced Study, Shimla.

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Bibliographic information

Title Nativism (Desivad)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 978817986071X, 9788179860717
length 179p., References; 23cm.