Leela Gandhi lectures in the school of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She researches the cultural history of the Indo-British colonial encounter, and. PDF | On Oct 1, , Lidan Lin and others published Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gandhi, Leela, Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction I Leela Gandhi. p. cm.

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Postcolonial Theory a Critical Introduction

Page 94 – This enabled the colonial administration to define a precise political doctrine: A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. When she argues that “what postcolonialism fails to recognize is that what counts as ‘marginal’ in relation to the West has often been central and foundational in the non-West.

National consciousness, which is not nationalism, is the only thing that will give us an international dimension. One has to convey the various shades and omissions of a certain thought-movement that looks maltreated in an alien language. An Introduction to the Politics of Desire. Louise Racine – – Nursing Inquiry 10 2: Page 6 – At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.


Other editions – View all Postcolonial Theory: Margaret Kohn – – Journal of Global Ethics 9 2: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: This dimension is often not accorded the prominence it deserves in the formulation of postcolonial critiques. Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies.

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For example, Gandhi’s insistence on the importance of complicity and collaboration, and the link she establishes later in the book with the potentiality of postnationalist discourse, allows her to formulate a critique of a Manichean and binary discourse concerning the colonized and the colonizer, highlighting instead the mutually constitutive, symbiotic dynamic that characterizes these relations.

Yet the pertinence of many of the key arguments is limited by the book’s restricted parameters. Drawing on the work of a plethora of theorists and critics—Ahmad, Bhabha, Chakrabarty, Fanon, Foucault, Lacan, Lloyd, Lyotard, Memmi, Said, Spivak—Gandhi’s interpretations and rigorous analysis are often stimulating as the text distances itself from its purely informational role.

Dhanda – forthcoming – Radical Philosophy. Research in African Literatures. The intrinsic superiority of the Western literature is, indeed, fully admitted by those members of the Committee who support the Oriental plan of education.

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Book titles OR Journal titles. Popular passages Page 9 – I am not wherever I am the plaything of my thought; I think of what I am where I do not think to think.

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Adorno – – Polity. On the one hand, she defines postcolonial literature as “a contentious category which refers, somewhat arbitrarily, to ‘literatures in English’, namely those literatures [End Page ] which have accompanied the projection and decline of British imperialism”and on the other, she foregrounds the Indian context. A Quest for Universalism. Suffering and a Path to Healing. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Page 30 – I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.