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Volume 24, No. 2

November, 2003
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Contents
 
Editor’s Column. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Edward W. Said: Teacher and Friend
by Gauri Viswanathan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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"The fetishism of the original”: Anglo-Indian history and literature in I. Allan Sealy’s The Trotter-Nama
by Loretta M. Mijares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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“Can the Cosmopolitan Speak?”: The Question of Indian Novelists’ Authenticity
by John C. Hawley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Of that time, of that place: Poetics of the “banal” and modernist Indian-English fiction
by Saikat Majumdar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Radha’s Jouissance
by Ashmita Khasnabish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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“How Can We Be Like We Used to Be?”: The Collective Sita and the Collective Draupadi in Raja Rao’s Kanthapura and Jyotirmoyee Devi’s The River Churning
by Cynthia Leenerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Polyphonic Voices In Nayantara Sahgal’s Rich Like Us
by Janet Powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Interpreters of Cultural Difference: The Use of Children in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Short Fiction
by Michael W. Cox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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East, West: Rushdie Writes Home
by Antje M. Rauwerda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Colonial Woes in Post-Colonial Writing: Chitra Divakaruni’s Immigrant Narratives
by Husne Jahan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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“The Reluctant Guru”: R. K. Narayan and The Guide
by Makarand Paranjape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rohinton Mistry’s “Swimming Lessons”: Growing Cultural Waterwings
by Petra Van der Jeught . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Forming Personal and Cultural Identities in the Face of Exodus: A Discussion of Li-Young Lee’s Poetry
by Tricia Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Book Reviews


P. S. Chauhan, English Studies in India: Widening Horizons. . . . . . .



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Saiyeda Khatun, Seeking Bauls of Bengal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cara N. Cilano,Becoming American, Being India: An Immigrant
Community in New York City; Desis in the House: Indian
American Youth Culture in New York City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Sharleen Mondal and Rahul Gairola ,The Scandal of the State:
Women, Law, and Citizenship in Postcolonial India. . . . . . . . . . . .

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Alamgir Hashmi, Emigré Journeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, Life of Pi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Parmita Kapadia, Darjeerling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Michele Gendron, The Seduction of Silence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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William R. Brice, The Great Barrier Reef; History, Science, Hertiage.
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Abstracts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Last Reviewed: November 14, 2007