PDF | On Oct 1, , Lidan Lin and others published Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gandhi, Leela, Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction I Leela Gandhi. p. cm. Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider .

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More books by this author. A Critical Introduction by Leela Gandhi. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Page 51 – And how is criticism to show disinterestedness? On the one hand, she defines postcolonial literature as “a contentious category which refers, somewhat arbitrarily, postcokonial ‘literatures in English’, namely those literatures [End Page ] which have accompanied the projection and decline of British imperialism”and on the other, she foregrounds the Indian context.


But beyond this shortcoming, Leela Gandhi provides helpful definitions of key terms along with a genealogy of postcolonial theory, mapping its trajectory across disciplinary boundaries, and carefully, methodically outlining the terrain traversed in achieving its position alongside some of the most influential theoretical apparatuses of the late twentieth century—poststructuralism, postmodernism, feminism, and Marxism.

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By keeping aloof gqndhi what is called ‘the practical view of things;’ by resolutely following the law of its own nature, which is to be a free play of the mind on all subjects lewla it touches.

Migrant Metaphors Elleke Boehmer No preview available – Point of view Tips on technique 4: One has to convey the various shades and omissions of a certain thought-movement that looks maltreated in an alien language. Philosophic thought teaches us, on the contrary, that it is its guarantee. Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. Orientalism is an enormous system that regulates anything that may be thought, written or imagined about the orient.


Edward Said and his critics. Ideas with Consequences Amanda Hollis-Brusky. She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. Page 94 – This enabled the colonial administration to define postcoolnial precise political doctrine: The lengthy recitation of the historical gandh of humanism in the early sections seems unwarranted and redundant, given that most readers will come to the book equipped with at least a basic awareness and knowledge of the fundamental issues at stake.

The main of the theory is not only to make a careful retrieval of historical details but also it has a political obligation to assist the subjects of the postcoloniality to live with the gaps and fissure of their condition and thereby learn to proceed with self-realization and self-understanding.

She researches the cultural history of the Indo-British colonial encounter, and has published extensively in this area. The book is leela in its concern for the specific historical, material and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for postcolonial theory as a model for living with and gandi cultural differences non-violently. Instead of engaging with ambivalent condition of the colonial aftermath, it tries to indulge posctolonial the discursive and textual production of colonial meanings and to the consolidation of colonial hegemony.

She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, and also points to postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi. Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron.

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An accessible introduction to the complex new field of postcolonial theory. Research in African Literatures Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Account Options Sign in. She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies.


Postcolonial Theory

An updated and revised edition of this book might consider extending this analysis in order to incorporate these recent trends. National consciousness, which is not nationalism, is the only thing that will give us an international dimension. This process of returning to the colonial scene shows a relationship that is reciprocal antagonist and attraction between the colonizer and the colonized.

Other editions – View all Postcolonial Theory: Thus postcolonial theory is theory that is willing to make a theoretical sense of the past. Plot Tips on technique 6: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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Gandhi begins this project in Chapter 1 by examining postcolonial theory’s relationship to the decolonization process and to the emergence of anti-colonial and “independent” nation-states after colonialism. Contents a brief intellectual history.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Tense Tips on technique 7: Monarchy and the End of Empire Philip Murphy. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha as well as highlighting postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.