Socioliterary Cultures in South Asia(Hardcover Edition)
by Anisur Rahman
Number Of Pages: 320
Publisher: Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd. (Under the Imprint: Paper Missile)
Author: Anisur Rahman
Details: Socioliterary cultures in South Asia presents seventeen studies on authors, textsand issues under three sections that represent different secular traditions, imaginative landscapesand realistic configurations. It examines social, political, secularand cultural texts from five South Asian sites—india, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladeshand Sri Lanka represent a larger kaleidoscope of ancient and modern heritages. It appraises personal and collective histories in terms of time, memoryand myth, spells out stages in the formation of canons and Identitiesand considers the problematic of survival in the maze of ideological formulations in different South Asian locations. Drawing upon a rich variety of Verbal and performance texts, The book examines the vitality of authorial imagination, hybrid thought patternsand indigenous expression. The merit of the book lies in how it develops a larger view of South Asia as a veritable cultural space marked for the richness of its diversity rather than the illusion of its unity.