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Volume 25, No. 2

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

Whose is Kim? Postcolonial India Rewrites Kipling's Imperial Boy
by Judith Plotz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Arguments to Kill and Die for: Colonial Fantasy, Postcolonial Masculinity, and the Rhetoric of Hindu Fundamentalism
by Deepika Bahri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Hyphenated Perspectives on the Cracking of India: Bapsi Sidhwa's Ice-Candy-Man
by Manju Jaidka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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History as Counter Discourse: Fictional Interventions in the Process of Remembering
by Jasbir Jain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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History, Memory and Identity in "Anglo-Indian" Writing or, "How the Raj is Done!"
by Tutun Mukherjee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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First Comes Marriage, Then Comes Emptiness: Identity Formation in Shashi Deshpande's Novels
by Bonnie Zare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Marriage, Tradition and Autonomy: The Quest for Self-discovery in Manju Kapur's A Married Woman
by Anita Balakrisnan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Hari Kunzru's The Impressionist: A Multilayered Bildungsroman Interrogating Diasporic Paradigm
by Nishat Haider. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Translating Subjects to Selves In Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things
by Maya Sharma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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What Upsets Muslims About The Satanic Verses
by Waqas Khwaja . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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"Hybridity is Heresy:" Homi Bhabha and The Satanic Verses
by Summer Pervez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Writing the Second Generation: Negotiating Cultural Borderlands in Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake
by Robin Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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The Loss of Sophie Mol: Debased Selfhood and the Colonial Shadow in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things
by Paul Elwork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Locating Vijay Lakshmi in Diasporic Writings
by Himadri Lahiri, I. H. Shihan, Indrani Datta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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On Fundamentalisms and Nationality: An Interview with Githa Hariharan
by Antonia Navarro-Tejero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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In Memoriam


Remembering Mulk Raj Anand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Kamala Markandaya: A Tribute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Nissim Ezekiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Dom: A Critical Appreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Book Reviews

Bidisha Banerjee, Gendered Realities, Human Spaces:
The Writing of Shashi Deshpande. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




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Vijay Lakshmi, Chinnery's Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Paul Elwork, Signifying the Self: Women and Literature . . . . . . . . . . .
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Nibir K. Ghosh, Interviews with Edward W. Said . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Rajender Kaur, Fraternal Capital: Peasant-Workers, Self-made
Men, and Globalization in Provincial India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rajender Kaur, Where Are You From? Middle-Class Migrants
in the Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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William A. Meiers, Suburban Sahibs: Three Immigrant Families
and Their Passage from India to America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Brinda J. Mehta, Jouissance as Ananda: Indian Philosophy,
Feminist Theory, and Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

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Rajmohan Ramanathapillai, Nobodies to Somebodies:
The Rise of the Colonial Bourgeoisie in Sri Lanka. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Vibha Saxena, My Village My Life; Village Tales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Last Reviewed: November 14, 2007