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Volume 27, No. 2

December, 2006
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Contents
 
Editor's Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Travels Outside the Empire:  The Revision of Subaltern Historiography in Amitav Ghosh
     by Scott McClintock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Nineteenth-Century Narrative Techniques in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance
     by Lisa Moody. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


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Thematic Affinities in Shelley and Tagore
     by Harish Chander. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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" Filmy Glazes" in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children
     by Moumin Quazi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Forging States of Belonging:  Migrant Memory, Nation, and Subjectivity in Meena Alexander's Memoir Fault Lines
     by Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


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The Female Face of the Raj:  Studies in Selected Fiction
     by Vijay Prakash Singh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

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Sexuality and the Fiction of R. K. Narayan
     by Fakrul Alam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

134

Raja Rao:  In Memoriam
     by Makarand Paranjape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

152

Caught Between Cultures
     by Rumina Sethi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

169

Institutionalization of English in India--A Historical Background
     by Meenakshi Sharma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

175

The Native Discursive Insurgency in The Varthamanappusthakam
     by Navneet Kumar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

190


"Gateman's Gift":  Self-Reflexive Irony and Allegory in the Narrative of R. K. Narayan
     by Brewster E. Fitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


204

The Metaphor of Quilts and Quiltmaking in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine
     by Deborah Weagel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

219


Shashi Tharoor's Riot:  A Novel about the Construction of Identity, the Nature of Truth, Re-Presentation and the Ownership of History
     by Nishat Haider. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Recent Criticism:  A Bibliography of Articles Published in the South Asian Review 1991-2005
     by Maria Bodenschatz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


252


Book Reviews

     Michael W. Cox, The Inheritance of Loss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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     Abdollah Zahiri, Magic Seeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  265
     Robin E. Field, The Splendor of Silence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  268
     Nyla Ali Khan, Against History, Against State:  Counterperspectives
        from the Margin. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

271
     Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Shattering the Stereotypes:  Muslim Women Speak
        Out. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

274
     Gayatri Devi, The Inheritance of Loss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  279
     Pretti Chauhan, Daughters of Kerala:  Twenty-Five Short Stories by
        Award-Winning Authors . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

283
     Anupama Singh, Specters of Mother India:  The Global Structuring of
        an Empire. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

286
     Shahid Imtiaz, Shattering the Stereotypes:  Muslim Women Speak
        Out. . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

289

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

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Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Last Reviewed: November 9, 2007