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Transcultural Humanities in South Asia

Critical Essays on Literature and Culture

Edited by: Waseem Anwar , Nosheen Yousaf

Print publication date:  March  2022
Online publication date:  March  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367483715
eBook ISBN: 9781003039549
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003039549
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This volume looks at the implications of transcultural humanities in South Asia, which is becoming a crucial area of research within literary and cultural studies. The volume also explores various complex critical dimensions of transculturation, its indeterminate periodisation, its temporal and spatial nonlinearity, its territoriality and intersectionality.



Drawing on contributors from around the globe, the entries look at literature and poetics, theory and praxis, borders and nations, politics, Partition, gender and sexuality, the environment, representations in art and pedagogy and the transcultural classroom. Using key examples and case studies, the contributors look at current developments in transcultural and transnational standpoints and their possible educational outcomes. A broad and comprehensive collection, as it also speaks about the value of the humanities and the significance of South Asian contexts, Transcultural Humanities in South Asia will be of particular interest to those working on postcolonial studies, literary studies, Asian studies and more.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Humanities and hope Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Reimagining the humanities in a transcultural, post-truth world Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Post-cultural crises and the pandemic Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Beyond pillars and ‘posts’ Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The role of transcultural humanities in times of crisis Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Is there life in this author? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sri Lankan literature and territoriality Download PDF
Chapter  8:  [Trans]cultural contact zones – a comparative study of archetypes Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Zones of every being Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Languaging gesture/gesturing language Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Migration and the lesson of irony – on the political meaning of humanities Download PDF
Chapter  12:  From post- to para-colonialism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Bhutan, Western Arunachal Pradesh and modern state-making Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Migrant voices Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Beyond identity politics Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Borders, belonging and diasporic aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The nation and its peripheries Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Long Partition  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Reconstructing Partition memories in the new millennium Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Transcultural location of home in the fiction of Gao Xingjian Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Memory in theatre, theatre in memory Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Locating the transcultural humanities in South Asian art Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Responses to 9/11 Download PDF
Chapter  24:  70 years of freedom of speech and expression in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Learning to be ‘glocal’ Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Aging, literature and the humanities Download PDF
Chapter  27:  A Hindu in Pakistan (2011) and A Mad Man's Diary (2014) Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Ethics and empathy in Sri Lankan representations of refugees Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Dark moon, bright crescent Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Transcultural dilemma in Tahmima Anam's The Good Muslim  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Envisioning the role of South Asian gender and sexuality studies in the transcultural humanities Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The outsourcing of pregnancy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Socioreligious dichotomies and Indian re-feminism Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Memoirs, Muslim women and transcultural symbolic solidarities Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Borders, women and South Asian transculturality Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Afterword Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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