Posts Tagged: indian literature

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Aurvi Sharma

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Aurvi Sharma discusses her memoir-in-progress, finding inspiration in ancient women’s voices, and writing against erasure.

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Perumal Morrigan is an author from a small Indian town who writes about caste and how it plays out in fictional villages. After bearing an organized attack against his novel One Part Woman in his hometown, the author didn’t write or read for several years, reports Ellen Barry for the New York Times. Now, although Morrigan is writing […]

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A “Voiceless” India

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For the New York Times, Aatish Taseer argues that English has left Indian literature “voiceless,” as writers are often asked to produce work with western audiences in mind:   India, if it is to speak to itself, will always need a lingua franca. But English, which re-enacts the colonial relationship, placing certain Indians in a position the […]

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How to Read and Write Indian Literature

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Anyone who simplifies a nation’s discourse misreads that nation. When you’re reading the texts of a recently created nation like India, which was only founded in 1947, you must know the political, historical, and linguistic backdrop, or you will miswrite what you read. The Ploughshares blog examines what exactly “Indian literature” is and how we […]

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