Gandhi's Tiger and Sita's Smile: Essays on Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Yoda Press, 2005 - Всего страниц: 316
Gandhi's Tiger and Sita's Smile presents a collection of compelling essays which interrogate a variety of Indian texts and contexts along intersecting axes of gender, nation, and desire. The primary theme that weaves these varied essays together, written at different points of time with varying focal points of interest, is intertextuality. Vanita examines the way in which medieval texts speak to each other and draw on earlier canonical works, rewriting and transforming narrative in a spirit of respectful conversation. She also looks at modern texts, such as nineteenth-century poetry and twentieth-century fiction and cinema, as they converse with each other and with older texts. In doing so, she tries to explore how such pre-modern and modern texts are received in later periods or by other cultures in the same period. These captivating and intensely thought-provoking writings demonstrate the author's superb ability to turn the norm, whether Right-wing or Left-Wing, on its head, and find a fresh way to appreciate diversity and change, and the valuable dialogue they give rise to.
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Thinking Beyond Gender in India
A Female and A Male
Multilingual Elites the Battle
Whatever Happened to the Hindu Left?
Medieval Poet Janabai
Social Deviant Disabled Victim or Normative
Wife as Goddess in the Adbhut Ramayana
Sage Ashtavakra Mentors
Homoeroticism in Modern
Conflict and Anxiety
Cows at Play in
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