By Cara N. Cilano
Looking at a big variety of Pakistani novels in English, this e-book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the prior, express the current, and undertaking a destiny in phrases that facilitate a feeling of collective belonging. The novels mentioned hide a number of historic routine and advancements, together with pre-20th century Islamic historical past, the 1947 partition, the 1971 Pakistani conflict, the Zia years, and post-9/11 Pakistan, in addition to pervasive topics, together with ethnonationalist tensions, the zamindari method, and conspiracy thinking.
The ebook deals a variety of representations of ways and even if collective belonging takes form, and illustrates how the Pakistani novel in English, frequently overshadowed through the proliferation of the Indian novel in English, enhances Pakistani multi-lingual literary imaginaries by way of providing possible choices to plain types of heritage and through highlighting the problems English-language literary creation deliver to the fore in a broader Pakistani context. It is going directly to examine the literary units and issues used to painting proposal, kingdom and nation as a starting place for collective belonging. The booklet illustrates the designated contributions the Pakistani novel in English makes to the bigger fields of postcolonial and South Asian literary and cultural studies.
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Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English: Idea, Nation, State (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) by Cara N. Cilano