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Volume 26, No. 2

December, 2005
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Contents
 
Editor's Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Colonial Circuits of Power, Indian Raw Materials:  An Analysis of Nathaniel Brassey Halhed's A Code of Gentoo Laws (1776)
     by Nalini Jain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Phillip Meadows Taylor's Confessions of a Thug:  Thuggee Theatricality and the Horror of the Oriental Other
     by Jeffrey Cass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

21
Empire and Nation:  Political Ideology in Rabindrinath Tagore's Travel Writings 
     by Mohammad A. Quayum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Rabindrinath Tagore's Gora and the Quest for an Indian National Identity
     by Husne Jahan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Poetry of Proportions:  Nissim Ezekiel's Quest for the Exact Name
     by Makarand Paranjape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

79
(Re)Writing History, (Un)Settling Relationships:  The Indian National Imaginary and Alternate Maps of Belonging
     by Nandita Ghosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Bibi's Babel:  Treating Jhumpa Lahiri's The Treatment of Bibi Haldar as the Malady of Interpreters
     by Brewster E. Fitz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Introducing Nury Vittachi
     by Stuart Christie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

132
Queering Diaspora and Transnational Multicultural Feminism:  New Cultural Forms in Nisha Ganatra's Chutney Popcorn, Deepa Mehta's Fire, and Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night
     by Jaspal Kaur Singh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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The Damned Mother and The Unnamed Other:  Uncovering the Unconscious in Midnight's Children and Funny Boy
     by Ashok Rajamani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


162
The Messiness of Rebirth as an Immigrant:  Bharati Mukherjee's Changing Language of Migration
     by Ruth Maxey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


181
Space of the Crazy in Saadat Hasan Manto's Toba Tek Singh
     by Smita Das . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

202
Adarallu Idu ["This, even in the midst of that"]:  Girish Karnad Talks about A. K. Ramanujan and His Own Dramaturgy
     by Anjali Nerlekar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


217
Reminiscences:  Selected Letters of Mulk Raj Anand
     by K. D. Verma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

237
Provincializing America:  Engaging Postcolonial Critique and Asian American Studies in a Transnational Mode
     by Kavita Daiya. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


265
The Local and the Transnational in Badami's The Hero's Walk
     by Maya Sharma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

276

Book Reviews

     Jean W. Sedlar, The Empire of the Great Mughals:  History, Art
    
    and Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 




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     Michael W. Cox, I am the Woman:  I am the World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
292
     Robin E. Field, Amitav Ghosh:  An Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
296
     David E. Magill, Pedagogy, Canon, and Context:  Toward a
         Re-Definition of Ethnic American Literary Studies
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

299

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

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Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Last Reviewed: September 8, 2007