University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

Volume 27, No. 1

December, 2006
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Contents
 
Editor's Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Guest Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

What Difference Does Difference Make?:  Hybridity Reconsidered 
     by Deepika Bahri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


5

Mapping Hybridity:  Historicizing Cultural and Racial Hybrids in Vikram Chandra's Red Earth And Pouring Rain
     by Loretta Mijares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




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Beyond Hybridity and Purity:  Anglo-Indian Marginality and the Postcolonial Condition in The Everest Hotel 
     by Rohit Chopra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Shifting Grounds:  Edentity, Partition, and the Anglo-Indian Subject of History
     by Namita Goswami. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


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The Descendants of John Bull and Mother India
     by Geraldine Charles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

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Sentimentalizing Empire:  Interracial Romance in Philip Meadows Taylor's Seeta
     by Joy Wang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Race to the Altar:  Philip Meadows Taylor's Guarded Optimism
     by Veda Laxmi Khulpateea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

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"Teri Chunni De Sitare":  No Mixing Pleae, We are Indian!
     by Angali Gera Roy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

153

Obscure Objects/Defiant Subjects:  Anglo-Indian Women in Hindi Cinema
     by Meheli Sen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Dougla Logics, Miscegenation and the National Imaginary in Trinidad
     by Viranjini Munasinghe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

204

The Second Generation British Asian's Search for an Interstitial Identity in Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundretta and Farrukh Dhondy's The Bride and Romance, Romance
     by Ymitri Mathison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 



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Book Reviews

     Jaysinh Birjepatil, Looking in, Looking Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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     Richard D. Keiser, Unsettling Memories:  Narratives of the
        Emergency in Delhi. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

252
     Rumina Sethi, For Lust of Knowing:  The Orientalists and their
        Enemies. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

256
     Rajender Kaur, New Cosmopolitans:  South Asians in the US. . . . . . . . .
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     Jennifer Yusin, Children of Colonialism:  Anglo-Indians in a
        Postcolonial World. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

267
     Hayat Alvi-Aziz, The Regional roots of Developmental Politics
        in India . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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     Steven Salaita, The Fiction of Nationality in an Era of
        Transnationalism. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

274
     Nalini Iyer, The World Next Door:  South Asian American Literature
        and the Idea of America. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

276
     Hans-George Erney, White Mughals:  Love and Betrayal in
        Eighteenth-Century India. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Last Reviewed: September 8, 2007