Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia


"A superb collection. This pathbreaking book is sure to have wide and lasting interest not only for students of South Asian literature, but for anyone interested in the role of literature in cultural self-definition, conflict and change."--David Damrosch, President, American Comparative Literature Association and editor of "The Longman Anthology British Literature

"This tour-de-force might be not only a landmark in Indian cultural history, but a major accomplishment in the scholarship of global cultures, inviting us to think critically about forms of history and communities of literature."--Walter D. Mignolo, author of "Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sheldon Pollock
  • Muzaffar Alam
  • Vinay Dharwadker
  • Norman Cutler
  • D. R. Nagaraj
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2003


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