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Author Gajarawala, Toral Jatin.

Title Untouchable fictions : literary realism and the crisis of caste / Toral Jatin Gajarawala
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2013
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents Burnings: an introduction -- The Dalit limit point: realism, representation, and crisis in Premchand -- Modernism, Marxism, metaphor: the origins of a literary politics of particularism -- A perfect whole: knowledge by transcription and rural regionalism -- Casteless modernities: the contemporary anglophone novel and its invisible interlocutors -- Some time between revisionist and revolutionary ... : reading history in Dalit textuality -- Mimesis: the representation of reality in other literatures -- Epilogue: aesthetics and their afterlives
Summary This title considers the crisis of literary realism - progressive, rural, regionalist, experimental - in order to derive a literary genealogy for the recent explosion of Dalit ('untouchable caste') fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Caste in literature.
Dalits in literature.
Indic fiction -- History and criticism.
Indic literature -- Dalit authors -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- India.
Realism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823245276 (electronic bk.)
0823250482 (electronic bk.)
0823250784 (electronic bk.)
9780823245277 (electronic bk.)
9780823250486 (electronic bk.)
9780823250783 (electronic bk.)