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Clearing a Space: Reflections On India, Literature, and Culture

Clearing a Space: Reflections On India, Literature, and Culture

(2008)
The Past in the Present
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In the essays assembled in Clearing a Space, Chaudhuri draws on his own experiences to offer an acute exploration of what it means to be a modern Indian in relation to history. Often beginning with the personal, he inquires into the nature of the secular in India, into the history of such categories as the West, the foreign, the global and the exotic, and into the frequently torn and self-divided nature of modern Indian identity. With the same elegance and intelligence for which he has become known, Chaudhuri writes in these essays about Indian popular culture and high culture, travel and location in Paris, Bombay, Dublin, Calcutta and New York, empire and nationalism, Indian and Western cinema, the place of the everyday in Indian creativity, music, art and literature, politics, race, cosmopolitanism, urban landscapes, Hollywood and Bollywood, Anglophone India, internationalism, globalisation, the Indian English tradition that predates Rushdie, post-colonialism and much more.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Clearing a Space: Reflections on India, Literature and Culture (The Past in the Present)
Author(s): Amit Chaudhuri
ISBN: 1-906165-06-8 / 978-1-906165-06-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Clearing A Space: Reflections On India, Literature And Culture
Author(s): Amit Chaudhuri
ISBN: 0-14-341965-X / 978-0-14-341965-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin India
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Clearing a Space: Reflections on India, Literature, and Culture (Peter Lang Ltd.)
Author(s): Amit Chaudhuri
ISBN: 1-906165-01-7 / 978-1-906165-01-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd
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