Transcultural humanities in South Asia : critical essays on literature and culture / edited by Waseem Anwar and Nosheen Yousaf.

Contributor(s): Anwar, Waseem [editor.] | Yousaf, Nosheen [editor.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York City : Routledge, 2022Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780367483715; 9781032201955Subject(s): South Asian literature -- History and criticism | Humanities -- South Asia | Postcolonialism and the arts -- South AsiaDDC classification: 820, ANW, 2022,1004576
Contents:
Introduction: transcultural humanities in South Asia: constrictions and connections / Waseem Anwar -- Humanities and hope / Bill Ashcroft -- Reimagining the humanities in a transcultural, post-truth world / Waqas Khwaja -- Post-cultural crises and the pandemic: what humanities? / Pradyumna S. Chauhan -- Beyond pillars and 'posts': transcultural humanities in South Asian literary studies / Feroza Jussawalla -- The role of transcultural humanities in times of crisis: Nadeem Aslam, Karan Mahajan, and Kashmir / John C. Hawley -- Is there life in this author? the living author and the business and importance of the humanities in South Asia / Mark J. Boone -- Sri Lankan literature and territoriality: the politics of literary criticism / Minoli Salgado -- [Trans]Cultural contact zones - a comparative study of archetypes: Persian Dastan and Greek epic tradition / Areeba Tayyab and Kashif Jamshaid -- Zones of every being: transcultural decolonisation and border thinking in contemporary India / Sayan Dey -- Languaging gesture/ gesturing language: a case for Rekhti poetry / Anisur Rahman -- Migration and the lesson of irony - on the political meaning of humanities: Saadat Hasan Manto and Sǿren Kierkegaard / Christine Habbard -- From post- to para-colonialism: (trans) national and cultural intersections in the post-1988 Pakistani anglophone fiction / Ali Usman Saleem -- Bhutan, western Arunachal Pradesh and modern state-making: literary-[trans]cultural mappings in Moi Akou Janam Lom and The Circle of Karma / Rajashree Bargohain and Tshering Thinley -- Migrant voices: an inquisition of the 'other' literature in Bangladesh / Rukhsana R. Chowdhury -- Beyond identity politics: transcultural and multiple allegiances in Parajuly's Land Where I Flee / Binod Paudyal -- Borders, belonging and diasporic aesthetics: tracing a transcultural conceptualisation of home in South Asian partition fiction / Nudrat Kamal -- The nation and its peripheries: borderland narratives and theories of liminality / Swatee Sinha and Anjali Gera Roy -- The long partition: reading some partition writers, transculturally / Tasneem Shahnaaz -- Reconstructing partition memories in the new millennium / Muneeza Shamsie -- Transcultural location of home in the Fiction of Gao Xingjian / Farida Chishti -- Memory in theatre, theatre in memory: experiencing the 'self/selves' in Swadeshi theatre (1905-1911) / Mimasha Pandit -- Locating the transcultural humanities in South Asian art: frescoes in the Lahore fort Seh-Dara / Kanwal Khalid -- Responses towards 9/11: caricatures and Pashto poetry from Pakistan / Nukhbah Taj Langah and Kamal ud Din -- 70 years of freedom of speech and expression in Pakistan: an intracultural analysis of press/ media in time and social processes / Altaf Ullah Khan -- Learning to be 'glocal': reflections on transgressive theories and transcultural flows in Pakistani ELT classroom and curriculum / Shirin Zubair -- Aging, literature and the humanities: transcultural perspectives on literary gerontology in South Asia / Saurav Kumar and Banibrata Mahanta -- A Hindu in Pakistan (2011) and A Mad Man's Diary (2014): distantiation, cultural transformation and redefinition of Pakistani Minorities / Wajiha Raza Rizvi -- Ethics and empathy in Sri Lankan representations of refugees / Maryse Jayasuriya -- Dark moon, bright crescent: Tagore in China / Cynthia Leenerts -- Transcultural dilemma in The Good Muslim: an analysis of Bangladesh through the competing visions of Maya and Sohail / Asif Iqbal -- Envisioning the role of South Asian gender and sexuality studies in the transcultural humanities / Kavita Daiya and Sreyoshi Sarkar -- The outsourcing of pregnancy: transnational surrogacy in contemporary South Asian literature / Jana Fedtke -- Socioreligious dichotomies and Indian re-feminism: a transcultural construct of goddesses and women in Sidhwa's and Mehta's Water / Syrrina Ahsan Ali Haque -- Memoirs, muslim women and transcultural symbolic solidarities / Naila Sahar -- Borders, women and South Asian transculturality / Nosheen Yousaf -- Afterword: transculturalism, the way forward... / Fawzia Afzal-Khan.
Summary: "This volume looks at the implications of transcultural humanities in South Asia. It is becoming a crucial area of research within literary and cultural studies, with its indeterminate periodisation, its temporal and spatial non-linearity, its territoriality and intersectionality. Drawing on contributors from around the globe, the entries look at literature and poetics, theory and praxis, borders and nations, politics, partition, gender and sexuality, the environment, representations in art, and pedagogy and the transcultural classroom. Using key literary and cultural examples and case studies, the contributors look at current developments in postcolonial, transcultural and transnational standpoints and their possible educational outcomes. This broad and comprehensive book also speaks volumes to the value of the humanities, and the significance of South Asian contexts. It will be of particular interest to those working on postcolonial studies, literary studies, Asian Studies and more"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: transcultural humanities in South Asia: constrictions and connections / Waseem Anwar -- Humanities and hope / Bill Ashcroft -- Reimagining the humanities in a transcultural, post-truth world / Waqas Khwaja -- Post-cultural crises and the pandemic: what humanities? / Pradyumna S. Chauhan -- Beyond pillars and 'posts': transcultural humanities in South Asian literary studies / Feroza Jussawalla -- The role of transcultural humanities in times of crisis: Nadeem Aslam, Karan Mahajan, and Kashmir / John C. Hawley -- Is there life in this author? the living author and the business and importance of the humanities in South Asia / Mark J. Boone -- Sri Lankan literature and territoriality: the politics of literary criticism / Minoli Salgado -- [Trans]Cultural contact zones - a comparative study of archetypes: Persian Dastan and Greek epic tradition / Areeba Tayyab and Kashif Jamshaid -- Zones of every being: transcultural decolonisation and border thinking in contemporary India / Sayan Dey -- Languaging gesture/ gesturing language: a case for Rekhti poetry / Anisur Rahman -- Migration and the lesson of irony - on the political meaning of humanities: Saadat Hasan Manto and Sǿren Kierkegaard / Christine Habbard -- From post- to para-colonialism: (trans) national and cultural intersections in the post-1988 Pakistani anglophone fiction / Ali Usman Saleem -- Bhutan, western Arunachal Pradesh and modern state-making: literary-[trans]cultural mappings in Moi Akou Janam Lom and The Circle of Karma / Rajashree Bargohain and Tshering Thinley -- Migrant voices: an inquisition of the 'other' literature in Bangladesh / Rukhsana R. Chowdhury -- Beyond identity politics: transcultural and multiple allegiances in Parajuly's Land Where I Flee / Binod Paudyal -- Borders, belonging and diasporic aesthetics: tracing a transcultural conceptualisation of home in South Asian partition fiction / Nudrat Kamal -- The nation and its peripheries: borderland narratives and theories of liminality / Swatee Sinha and Anjali Gera Roy -- The long partition: reading some partition writers, transculturally / Tasneem Shahnaaz -- Reconstructing partition memories in the new millennium / Muneeza Shamsie -- Transcultural location of home in the Fiction of Gao Xingjian / Farida Chishti -- Memory in theatre, theatre in memory: experiencing the 'self/selves' in Swadeshi theatre (1905-1911) / Mimasha Pandit -- Locating the transcultural humanities in South Asian art: frescoes in the Lahore fort Seh-Dara / Kanwal Khalid -- Responses towards 9/11: caricatures and Pashto poetry from Pakistan / Nukhbah Taj Langah and Kamal ud Din -- 70 years of freedom of speech and expression in Pakistan: an intracultural analysis of press/ media in time and social processes / Altaf Ullah Khan -- Learning to be 'glocal': reflections on transgressive theories and transcultural flows in Pakistani ELT classroom and curriculum / Shirin Zubair -- Aging, literature and the humanities: transcultural perspectives on literary gerontology in South Asia / Saurav Kumar and Banibrata Mahanta -- A Hindu in Pakistan (2011) and A Mad Man's Diary (2014): distantiation, cultural transformation and redefinition of Pakistani Minorities / Wajiha Raza Rizvi -- Ethics and empathy in Sri Lankan representations of refugees / Maryse Jayasuriya -- Dark moon, bright crescent: Tagore in China / Cynthia Leenerts -- Transcultural dilemma in The Good Muslim: an analysis of Bangladesh through the competing visions of Maya and Sohail / Asif Iqbal -- Envisioning the role of South Asian gender and sexuality studies in the transcultural humanities / Kavita Daiya and Sreyoshi Sarkar -- The outsourcing of pregnancy: transnational surrogacy in contemporary South Asian literature / Jana Fedtke -- Socioreligious dichotomies and Indian re-feminism: a transcultural construct of goddesses and women in Sidhwa's and Mehta's Water / Syrrina Ahsan Ali Haque -- Memoirs, muslim women and transcultural symbolic solidarities / Naila Sahar -- Borders, women and South Asian transculturality / Nosheen Yousaf -- Afterword: transculturalism, the way forward... / Fawzia Afzal-Khan.

"This volume looks at the implications of transcultural humanities in South Asia. It is becoming a crucial area of research within literary and cultural studies, with its indeterminate periodisation, its temporal and spatial non-linearity, its territoriality and intersectionality. Drawing on contributors from around the globe, the entries look at literature and poetics, theory and praxis, borders and nations, politics, partition, gender and sexuality, the environment, representations in art, and pedagogy and the transcultural classroom. Using key literary and cultural examples and case studies, the contributors look at current developments in postcolonial, transcultural and transnational standpoints and their possible educational outcomes. This broad and comprehensive book also speaks volumes to the value of the humanities, and the significance of South Asian contexts. It will be of particular interest to those working on postcolonial studies, literary studies, Asian Studies and more"-- Provided by publisher.

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