Academic journal article Cross / Cultures

Acknowledgements

Academic journal article Cross / Cultures

Acknowledgements

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A GREAT DEBT OF GRATITUDE is owed to Marc Delrez, for his help and encouragement over the years. Your trust and support made it possible for me to write this study from start to fmish. You also gave me enormous freedom to range intellectually far and wide.

I wish to thank Mala Pandurang for raising pertinent questions about the Indian diaspora that have kept plaguing me to this day, but that in many ways provided the impetus for the present study. I am also grateful to Bénédicte Ledent for generously thinking of me every time she happened to find a book or an article dealing with the literature of the Indian diaspora.

Writing a dissertation and revising it for book publication is an extremely lonely, at times obsessive, business. Thanks to Michael and Chloé for having waked me up, more than once, from the infinite slumber of a Barton-Fink-like 'life of the mind'. My thanks go to the late Nicole Van Wolput-Werbrouck, whose decade-long support has been invaluable. Her memory will stay with me. I am also grateful to my colleagues at the University of Liège, for pleasant chats, emotional support, and constructive remarks. In this regard, I thank, in particular, Katharine Burkitt, Marie Herbillon, and Daria Tunca.

Last but not least, I wish to acknowledge the granting of a four-year PhD grant by the Université of Liège which made it possible for me to devote myself exclusively to my research, and the financial support for publication extended by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS. …

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