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South Asian Atlantic Literature, 1970-2010 (Edinburgh Critical Studies in…

by Ruth Maxey

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The first major interpretation of recent South Asian diasporic writing in specifically transatlantic terms. Ruth Maxey offers readings of canonical and less well-known South Asian American and British Asian texts and key cinematic works. She explores the formal and thematic tendencies of the works, relating them to gender politics, the marketplace and issues of literary value and historical change. This book is organised around 4 key themes: home & nation, travel & return, racial mixing and food & eating. Writers studied include Jhumpa Lahiri, Bharati Mukherjee, Mohsin Hamid, Monica Ali and Nadeem Aslam. Maxey engages with critics including Susan Koshy, Sukhdev Sandhu, Rajini Srikanth and James Procter. Her sources include articles from mainstream British, American and Asian newspapers such as The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post & The Hindu. Films studied include Mischief Night, Mississippi Masala, Love Supreme and Praying with Anger.

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