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Volume 24, No. 1

July, 2003
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Contents
 
Editor's Column. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Introduction: Globalization and Diasporic Exchange
by John Hawley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


3
The Claims of Globalization Theory: Some Contexts and Contestations
by Revathi Krishnaswamy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Some (Red) Notes on Globalization, Imperialism, and Labor in Transnationalism
by Amrohini Sahay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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From Gunboats to Transgenic Seed: The Western Quest for Tools of Enforced Global Dependency
by Geoffrey Kain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Self-Preservation is the First Law of Nature: Conserving the Cutural Diversity in India’s Biological Resources
by Johanna Gibson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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“The Other Side of History”: The Politics of Representation in Nationalist Fiction
by Rumina Sethi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Cosmopolitanism, Class and Gender in The Shadow Lines
by Nagesh Rao. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Interrogating the “Fourth Space”: Re-imagining “Nation,” “Culture,” and “Community” in South Asian Diasporic Fiction
by Shumona Dasgupta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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“Three Kings of Disorient”: A Globalized Search for Home in The Ground Beneath Her Feet
by Randy Boyagoda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Geography of Difference: The Changing Image of Bombay in Salman Rushdie’s Fiction
by Scott McClintock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


144
Hindu Buying/Hindu Being: Hindutva Online and the Commodity Logic
of Cultural Nationalism
by Sangita Gopal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Transnational Transgressions: Reading Mira Nair’s Kama Sutra and Deepa Mehta’s Fire in a Global Economy
by Kanishka Chowdhury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Representing the Poetics of Resistance in Transnational South Asian Women’s Fiction and Film
by Jaspal K. Singh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Theorizing South Asian America: The Praxis of Locating Communities Locally and Globally
by Anumpama Jain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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“Is Sanjay Dutt the Scariest Man Alive?”: Bollywood, Globalization, and Fundamentalisms
by Sangeeta Mediratta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Book Reviews

Jasbir Jain, Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory,
Practicing Solidarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Jaina C. Sanga, Abandon: A Romance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cristiane Carneiro, Asian Security Order: Instrumental and
Normative Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

262
Lavina D. Shankar, Not Just Victims: Conversations with
Cambodian Community Leaders in the United States . . . . . . . . .

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Harleen Singh, The Impressionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Last Reviewed: November 14, 2007