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Looking-glass borders

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780719070044
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701102 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0003
Looking-glass borders

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This chapter studies Ghosh's meditation on questions of religion, identity, nationalism and colonialism in a postcolonial world. It takes a look at The Shadow Lines, In an Antique Land, The Glass Palace and The Hungry Tide. This chapter also describes Ghosh's most thorough attempt to work through the political logic of modernity in the postcolonial world.

Keywords: religion; identity; nationalism; colonialism; postcolonial world; political logic; modernity

Chapter.  16624 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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