South Asian Writers in Twentieth-century Britain by Ruvani Ranasinha
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South Asian Writers in Twentieth-century Britain
By Ruvani Ranasinha

South Asian Writers in Twentieth-century Britain

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South Asian Writers in Twentieth-century Britain by Ruvani Ranasinha

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South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain is the first book to provide a historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of publishing houses. This comparison of succeeding generations of writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain examines how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary market place, and the critical reception of them, changed significantly throughout the twentieth century. Ranasinha shows how the aesthetic, cultural, and political context changed significantly for each generation, producing radically different kinds of writing and transforming the role of the postcolonial writer of South Asian origin. The extensive use of original materials from publishers' archives shows how shifting political, academic, and commercial agendas in Britain and North America influenced the selection, content, presentation, and consumption of many of these texts. The differences between writers of different generations can thus in part be understood in terms of the different demands of their publishers and expectations of readers in each decade. Writers from different generations are paired accordingly in each chapter: Nirad Chaudhuri (1897-1999) with Tambimuttu (1915-83); Ambalavener Sivanandan (born 1923) with Kamala Markandaya (born 1924); Salman Rushdie (born 1947) with Farrukh Dhondy (born 1944); and Hanif Kureishi (born 1954) with Meera Syal (born 1963). Raja Rao, Mulk Raj Anand, Attia Hosain, V.S Naipaul, and Aubrey Menen are also discussed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199207770
ISBN-10: 0199207771
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 145mm x 23mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ruvani Ranasinha

Ruvani Ranasinha completed her PhD in South Asian Anglophone Literature at Oxford University and is a Lecturer at Brunel University. She is the author of Hanif Kureishi: Writers and their Work Series and several articles on postcolonial literature, most recently an article on Salman Rushdie in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Rushdie edited by Abdulrazak Gurnah.

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