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Volume 25, No. 1

November, 2004
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Contents
 
Editor's Column. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

The Structure of Colonial Fantasy
by K. D. Verma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Imperial Theatricality in British India from Rudyard Kipling to George Orwell
by John McBratney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Nation, Novel and History: Romeshchandra Dutt's Construction of the Past
by Meenakshi Mukherjee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Introduction to Rabindranath Tagore's The Home and the World
by Anita Desai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rabindranath Tagore's Spiritual Dream, Colonialism and the Aesthetics of Dharma
by Devdeep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Sri Aurobindo's Rodogune : The Relevance of Tragedy
by Goutam Ghosal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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"The Englishmen and the Indians"
by Jharna Sanyal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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History and Romance: Interchangeability of Genres in the Representation of History
by Rumina Sethi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Feminizing Famine, Imperial Critique: Pandita Ramabai's Famine Essays
by Ellen Brinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Forging Identities, Initiating Reforms: The Parsi Voice in Colonial India
by Nilufer E. Bharucha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

177
R. K. Narayan: Straddling Metropole and Malgudi
by Geoffrey Kain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Constructions of Englishness from the "Outside": Indian Accounts of Travel to England, 1880's-1920's
by Meenakshi Sharma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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The Perpetual Fringe: Ismat Chughtai and the Limits of Representation
by Deepika Marya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

236
Indian "Renaissance" Self-(Re)fashioning and Colonialism: A Comparative Study of the 19th Century Gujarati and Hindi "Renaissance" Prose Writings
by Avadhesh Kumar Singh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Politics of Gender and Race: Representations and their location within the colonial space in A Passage to India and Chokher Bali (A Grain of Sand)
by Meenakshi Pawha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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"A Romance of England and India": Miscegenation as Metaphor in Colonial British Fiction
by Loretta M. Mijares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Womanhood, a Myth and Reality: Reassessing Colonial Bengal in the Works of Santa Devi and Sita Devi
by Dipannita Datta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Book Reviews

Judith Plotz, Hues; Pyramids of the Unsaid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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K. B. Gulati, Under Western Eyes: India from Milton to Macaulay . . . .
349
Michael W. Cox, Fault Lines: A Memoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
351
Suneet P. Chauhan, Birth on the Threshold: Childbirth and
    Modernity in South India
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

354
Mathew Cook and Premlata Vaishnava, Hindi-English/
    English-Hindi Dictionary and Phrasebook
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

357
Alamgir Hashmi, A Cry in the Wilderness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
360
Robin E. Field, Red Poppies: A Novel of Tibet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
362
Laura Fitzwater, Encountering Kali, In the Margins, At the Center,
    In the West
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

365
Rumina Sethi, Beyond Nationalist Frames: Relocating
    Postmodernism, Hindutva, History
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

368
Trisha Travers, Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and
    Perilous Climbs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

371
Jean W. Sedlar, India: A Global Studies Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
374

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

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Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Advertisements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
Last Reviewed: November 19, 2007