At the Crossroads of Culture and Literature
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edited by Suchorita Chattopadhyay
Professor at the Centre for Canadian Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
Assistant Professor at the Centre for Canadian Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
This volume offers a detailed and accessible socio-cultural and literary study of the material and symbolic life of indigenous communities and the South Asian diaspora in North America and India. The essays herein explore the manner in which contemporary indigenous and diasporic writers negotiate the ethical, political and personal affiliations of their identities and subjectivities. They initiate an intercultural dialogue which is crucial to an understanding of intercontinental relationships. Including contributions on literature, philosophy, history, language, life-writing, international relations, gender and new media, this volume focuses on both literary texts and other forms of cultural representation and, thus, revisits the ways in which diverse aspects of Indigeneity and Diaspora have been inscribed in imaginative, autobiographical and critical texts.
Himani Bannerji • Swagata Bhattacharya • Dheeman Bhattacharyya • Suchorita Chattopadhyay • Kateri Akiwenzie Damm • Sayantan Dasgupta • Debashree Dattaray • Nilanjana Deb • Jennifer Gustar • Saikat Maitra • Srabani Maitra • Soma Mukherjee • Anway Mukhopadhyay • Sonia Sikka
‘At the Crossroads of Culture and Literature published by Primus Books can be a great boon to scholars of Canada Studies as well as Diaspora Studies.
Annapurna Palit, Sahitya: Journal of the Comparative Literature Association of India
‘At the Crossroads of Culture and Literature helps the reader to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the issues of identity crisis, colonial politics, racial discrimination, social marginalization, encroachment of rights, cultural appropriation and coercive assimilation that form as integral part of the existence of the aboriginal communities and the South Asian Diaspora in Canada and India.
Urmi Sengupta, Littcrit: An Indian Response to Literature