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By Mary Ellis Gibson

In Indian Angles, Mary Ellis Gibson offers a brand new historic method of Indian English literature. Gibson indicates that poetry, now not fiction, used to be the dominant literary style of Indian writing in English till 1860 and that poetry written in colonial events can let us know as a lot or maybe extra approximately figuration, multilingual literacies, and histories of nationalism than novels can. Gibson recreates the old webs of association and resistance that have been skilled by means of writers in colonial India—writers of British, Indian, and combined ethnicities.

Advancing new theoretical and old paradigms for interpreting colonial literatures, Indian Angles makes obtainable many writers heretofore overlooked or nearly unknown. Gibson recovers texts by means of British ladies, via non-elite British males, and via people who may, within the 19th century, were referred to as Eurasian. Her paintings strains the together constitutive background of English language poets from Sir William Jones to Toru Dutt and Rabindranath Tagore. Drawing on modern postcolonial thought, her paintings additionally offers new methods of brooding about British inner colonialism as its effects have been exported to South Asia.

In lucid and obtainable prose, Gibson provides a brand new theoretical method of colonial and postcolonial literatures.

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