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Volume 28, No. 2

December, 2007
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Contents
 
Editor's Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

The Repetition of Silence:  Partition, Rape, and Female Labor in Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India 
     by Lopamudra Basu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Meena Alexander's Transgressive / Diasporic Female Characters:  Healing Wounds and Fracturing the Iconic Feminine and the Language of the Colonizer
     by M. Dolores Herrero. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Negotiating Nationalism(s):  Hindi Poetry During and After the Colonial Period
     by Akshaya Kumar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




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Recasting Muslim Women:  Nawab Faizunnesa's RupJalal
     by Fayeza Hasanat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Herald of Religious Unity:  Rabindranath Tagore's Literary Representation of Muslims
     by Mohammad A. Quayum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Globalization and the Deepening Indian-U.S. Partnership in an Age of Entrenched Anti-Americanism
     by Geoffrey Kain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


121

Alternate Visions of a Feminine Space in Clear Light of Day and The God of Small Things
     by Sharmita Lahiri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Family Portraits and National Histories:  Nayantara Sahgal's Constructions of Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru
     by Anna Guttman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


151

Feminist Ethnographies of Desire and Resistance in Lalithambika Antherjanam's "The Goodess of Revenge" and Ismat Chugtai's "Lihaaf"
     by Asha Sen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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What's In a Name?  Tropes of Belonging and Identity in The Namesake
     by Aparajita De. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Cosmopolitics of Translation:  Reading Lalithambika Antherjanam
     by Nalini Iyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Performing Narrative:  The Motif of Performance in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things
     by Parama Sarkar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


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Translating Modernity:  Colonial Modernity and the Modern Child in Early Children's Literature in Kannada
     by Sowmya Dechamma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


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Book Reviews

     Judith Plotz, In Their Own Words:  British Women Writers and India; 
       
and Travels, Tales, and Encounters in Sindh and Balochistan. . . . . .




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     Shanta Acharya, Collected Poems:  1970-2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  265
     Sachidananda Mohanty, Two Mirrors at the Ashram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  268
     Jean W. Sedlar, Forgotten Wars:  Freedom and Revolution in
        Southeast Asia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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      Gayatri Devi, Abiding by Sri Landa:  On Peace, Place and 
        Postcoloniality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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      Rejender Kaur, Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279


Abstracts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290