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India in the World

Editor(s): Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández and Antonia Navarro-Tejero
Subject: Cultural Studies

Book Description

This volume uniquely gathers scholarly articles dealing with very dissimilar and kaleidoscopic perspectives on India. It provides an informative overview of the country, which has wide-ranging influences reaching far from India itself, since it has criss-crossed connections with many countries around the world. If read as a collection, this volume is witness to an interlocking network of ideas, attitudes and ideologies that emerge from the contemporary social and political world. The book, thus, highlights a variety of issues and the chapters promise to treat them with adequate justice.

These features mean that this book can be approached by any person interested in India, given that it offers a diverse range of interesting topics related to the country. The reader glancing through the book will find themes spanning from the analysis of postcolonial literature written in English by Indian women, to sociological reflections on several diasporic situations, and from crossed influences between Indian culture and that of other countries, to the latest discussion topics in ancient Indian history, to mention a few.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3289-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3289-8
Date of Publication: 01/10/2011
Pages / Size: 325 / A5
Price: £44.99


Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández teaches at the University of Córdoba, Spain. She has spent research periods at Stanford University and Wheaton College in the US and Trinity College of Dublin in Ireland. Her research interests are mainly concerned with issues of identity and with the role of perception in poetry. She was Founder and Secretary-Treasurer of the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII) for the period 2007–2009.

Antonia Navarro-Tejero, PhD, teaches English Literature at the University of Córdoba, Spain, and was a 2004–2005 Fulbright scholar at the University of California, Berkeley in the US. Her research interests include transnational gender studies, and postcolonial theory and criticism, with emphasis on India and its diaspora. She is Founder-President of the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (