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The Girmit ideology revisited

Mishra, V.ORCID: 0000-0002-0193-9736 (1992) The Girmit ideology revisited. In: Nelson, E.S., (ed.) Reworlding: Essays on the literature of the Indian Diaspora. Greenwood Press, New York, U.S.A, pp. 1-12.


Adopting the concept of diaspora to the experience of people of Indian subcontinental origin dispersed in other areas, Nelson uses this paradigm to analyze Indian expatriate writing. In Reworlding, he has commissioned fouteent critical essays that examine such diverse areas of the diaspora as the South Pacific, The Caribbean, Singapore, Britain, North America, and Africa and such representative writers as Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Kamala Markandaya, Bharati Mukherjee, and Raja Rao. Underlying this international body of literature is the haunting presence of India and the anguish of personal loss that generate an aesthetics of "reworlding."

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Copyright: 1992 Emmanuel S. Nelson
Notes: Contributions to the study of world literature Volume 42 of Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts
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