Download or read book Sea of Poppies written by Amitav Ghosh and published by John Murray Publishers. This book was released on 2008 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, The Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of China. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive - a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.
Download or read book Sea of Poppies written by Amitav Ghosh and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-07-09 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008 'Sea of Poppies boasts a varied collection of characters to love and hate, and provides wonderfully detailed descriptions . . . utterly involving and piles on tension until the very last page' Sunday Times At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of China. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive -- a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists. To find out what happens next make sure to read River of Smoke and Flood of Fire.
Download or read book Flood of Fire written by Amitav Ghosh and published by . This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: Juan-José Martín-González|
|Publisher||: Springer Nature|
|Release Date||: 2021-06-23|
|Pages||: 167 pages|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (37 download)|
Download or read book Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy written by Juan-José Martín-González and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-06-23 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy studies Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies (2008), River of Smoke (2011) and Flood of Fire (2015) in relation to maritime criticism. Juan-José Martín-González draws upon the intersections between maritime criticism and postcolonial thought to provide, via an analysis of the Ibis trilogy, alternative insights into nationalism(s), cosmopolitanism and globalization. He shows that the Victorian age in its transoceanic dimension can be read as an era of proto-globalization that facilitates a materialist critique of the inequities of contemporary global neo-liberalism. The book argues that in order to maintain its critical sharpness, postcolonialism must re-direct its focus towards today’s most obvious legacy of nineteenth-century imperialism: capitalist globalization. Tracing the migrating characters who engage in transoceanic crossings through Victorian sea lanes in the Ibis trilogy, Martín-González explores how these dispossessed collectives made sense of their identities in the Victorian waterworlds and illustrates the political possibilities provided by the sea crossing and its fluid boundaries.
Download or read book River of Smoke written by Amitav Ghosh and published by John Murray Publishers. This book was released on 2012 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mauritius: There, in the crowded harbours, disparate lives converge as people come to find their fortunes, opium merchants from Europe and India exchange their illicit cargo for riches, and an Englishman goes in search of a mythical flower. But all their lives are about to change dramatically as the Chinese emperor steps up the fight to banish the poisonous opium trade from his shores for ever... (Quelle: Buchdeckel verso).
Download or read book Thinking with an Accent written by Pooja Rangan and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2023-02-21 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Everyone speaks with an accent, but what is an accent? Thinking with an Accent introduces accent as a powerfully coded yet underexplored mode of perception that includes looking, listening, acting, reading, and thinking. This volume convenes scholars of media, literature, education, law, language, and sound to theorize accent as an object of inquiry, an interdisciplinary method, and an embodied practice. Accent does more than just denote identity: from algorithmic bias and corporate pedagogy to migratory poetics and the politics of comparison, accent mediates global economies of discrimination and desire. Accents happen between bodies and media. They negotiate power and invite attunement. These essays invite the reader to think with an accent—to practice a dialogical and multimodal inquiry that can yield transformative modalities of knowledge, action, and care.
Download or read book Beyond Regimes written by Duara Prasenjit and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-10-26 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "For many years, China and India have been powerfully shaped by both transnational and subnational circulatory forces. This edited volume explores these local and global influences as they play out in the contemporary era. The analysis focuses on four intersecting topics: labor relations; legal reform and rights protest; public goods provision; and transnational migration and investment. The eight substantive chapters and introduction share a common perspective in arguing that distinctions in regime type (“democracy” versus “dictatorship”) alone offer little insight into critical differences and similarities between these Asian giants in terms of either policies or performance. A wide variety of subnational and transnational actors, from municipal governments to international organizations, and from local NGO activists to a far-flung diaspora, have been—and will continue to be—decisive.The authors approach China and India through a strategy of “convergent comparison,” in which they investigate temporal and spatial parallels at various critical junctures, at various levels of the political system, and both inside and outside the territorial confines of the nation-state. The intensified globalization of recent decades only heightens the need to view state initiatives against such a wider canvas."
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to the Novel written by Eric Bulson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-06-28 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion focuses on the novel as a global genre and examines its role, impact and development.
Download or read book Postcolonial Gateways and Walls written by Daria Tunca and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-11-07 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays focuses on the evocative figures of the ‘gateway’ and the ‘wall’ – both literal and metaphorical – to reflect on the state of postcolonial studies, a dynamic discipline that may itself be seen as permanently ‘under construction’.
Download or read book Migration, New Nationalisms and Populism written by Rada Ivekovic and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-02-28 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the antagonistic relationship between new European nationalisms as these often go hand-in-hand with populism, and the phenomenon of migration. Migration has become a significant issue both in Europe and the whole world. Although it has always existed, much of public opinion sees it now as a problem. The latter has been exaggerated through a crisis in hospitality exacerbated by the relatively recently constructed and misplaced feeling of a civilisational threat from islam. Migration is then countered by the escalation of new nationalisms, at least some of which are supported by populism. This book offers an understanding of this conjunction of migration and nationalism in the post-cold war European context. More specifically, the book takes up how the end of the simplified cold war cognitive binary means an unprecedented epistemological confusion and depoliticisation which takes migration as its target, but could resort to other targets too. Discussing the postcolonial background to the new migrations, the book also considers womens' rights, postsocialism and the relevance of the current pandemic, as the issue of migration is addressed in the context of the European crisis-ridden present. This wide-ranging interrogation of how contemporary European migration is conceived and understood will appeal to students, academics, activists, policy makers, and others with interests in contemporary migration, new nationalisms, populism, feminism, colonial, postcolonial, and decolonial issues, as well as socialism and postsocialism.
Download or read book On the Nervous Edge of an Impossible Paradise written by Kenneth Little and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2020-02-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are beastly forces in Belize. Forces that are actively involved in making paradise impossible. On the Nervous Edge of an Impossible Paradise is a collection of seven stories about local lives in the fictional village of Wallaceville. They turn rogue in the face of runaway forces that take the form and figure of a Belize beast-time, which can appear as a comic mishap, social ruin, tragic excess, or wild guesses. Inciting the affective politics of life in the region, this fable of emergence evokes the unnerving uncertainties of life in the tourist state of Belize.
Download or read book India's Forests, Real and Imagined written by Alan Johnson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-12-29 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As they seek to explore evolving and conflicting ideas of nationhood and modernity, India's writers have often chosen forests as the dramatic setting for stories of national identity. India's Forests, Real and Imagined explores how these settings have been integral to India's sense of national consciousness. Alan Johnson demonstrates that modern writers have drawn on older Indian literary traditions of the forest as a place of exile, trial and danger to shape new ideas of India as a modern nation. The book casts new light on a wide range of modern writers, from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay – widely regarded as the first Indian novelist – to contemporary authors such as Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, and Salman Rushdie as well as local attitudes to nationhood and the environment across the country.
Download or read book The Postcolonial Epic written by Sneharika Roy and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2018-01-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book demonstrates the epic genre’s enduring relevance to the Global South. It identifies a contemporary avatar of classical epic, the ‘postcolonial epic’, ushered in by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, a foundational text of North America, and exemplified by Derek Walcott’s Caribbean masterpiece Omeros and Amitav Ghosh’s South Asian saga, the Ibis trilogy. The work focuses on the epic genre’s rich potential to articulate postimperial concerns with nation and migration across the Global North/South divide. It foregrounds postcolonial developments in the genre including a shift from politics to political economy, subaltern reconfigurations of capitalist and imperial temporalities, and the poststructuralist preoccupation with language and representation. In addition to bringing to light hitherto unexamined North/South affiliations between Melville, Walcott and Ghosh, the book proposes a fresh approach to epic through the comparative concept of ‘political epic’, where an avowed national politics promoting a culture’s ‘pure’ origins coexists uneasily with a disavowed poetics of intertextual borrowing from ‘other’ cultures. An important intervention in literary studies, this volume will interest scholars and researchers of postcolonial studies, especially South Asian and Caribbean literature, Global South studies, transnational studies and cultural studies.
Download or read book Eastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations written by Katrine Wong and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations traces and investigates multi-cultural interpretations of fictional and non-fictional narratives that feature people and events in East-West hubs. The Three Ladies of Macao, premièred in December 2016, is now published as appendix in this volume.
|Author||: André Dodeman|
|Publisher||: Vernon Press|
|Release Date||: 2020-01-31|
|Pages||: 212 pages|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (227 download)|
Download or read book Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans, and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World written by André Dodeman and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2020-01-31 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how seas, oceans, and passageways have shaped and reshaped cultural identities, spurred stories of reunion and separation, and redefined entire nations. It explores how entire communities have crossed seas and oceans, voluntarily or not, to settle in foreign lands and undergone identity, cultural and literary transformations. It also explores how these crossings are represented. The book thus contributes to oceanic studies, a field of study that asks how the seas and oceans have and continue to affect political (narratives of exploration, cartography), international (maritime law), identity (insularity), and literary issues (survival narratives, fishing stories). Divided into three sections, Negotiating Waters explores the management, the crossings, and the re-imaginings of the seas and oceans that played such an important role in the configuration of the colonial and postcolonial world and imagination. In their careful considerations of how water figures prominently in maps, travel journals, diaries, letters, and literary narratives from the 17th century onwards, the three thematic sections come together to shed light on how water, in all of its shapes and forms, has marked lands, nations, and identities. They thus offer readers from different disciplines and with different colonial and postcolonial interests the possibility to investigate and discover new approaches to maritime spaces. By advancing views on how seas and oceans exert power through representation, Negotiating Waters engages in important critical work in an age of rising concern about maritime environments.
Download or read book Neo-Victorianism written by Ann Heilmann and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-07-28 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.
Download or read book Contradictory Indianness written by Atreyee Phukan and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2022-07-15 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As Contradictory Indianness endeavors to show, a postcolonial Caribbean aesthetics that has from its inception privileged inclusivity, interraciality, and resistance against Old World colonial orders requires taking into account Indo-Caribbean writers and their reimagining of Indianness in the region. This book's unique contribution lies in an explicit privileging of Indo-Caribbean fiction as a creolizing literary imaginary to broaden its study beyond a narrow canon that has, inadvertently or not, enabled monolithic and unidimensional perceptions of Indian cultural identity and evolution in the Caribbean.