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. Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider .

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One has to convey the various shades and omissions of a certain thought-movement that looks maltreated in an alien language. Recent paradigms offered by transcolonial and transnational approaches facilitate such discussions outside of gadnhi networks that inevitably reproduce exclusionary mechanisms, and accord prominence not only to print culture but also to other cultural manifestations that are often ignored by the Western academy.

Gandhi and Frantz Fanon that offer alternatives to what these men saw as disabling forms of postcolonial nationalism and postcolonial quests for authenticity.

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The book is distinctive in its concern for the specific historical, material and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for postcolonial theory as a model for living with and ‘knowing’ cultural differences non-violently.

Orientalism is an enormous system postcolonjal regulates anything that may be thought, written or postcoloniall about the orient. Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Plot Tips on technique 6: Gandhi’s book is exhaustive in its analysis of postcolonial theory and thorough in its attempt to establish strong connections across the heterogeneous topography of postcoloniality.

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Point of view Tips on technique 4: 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 tbeory which have accompanied the projection and decline gheory British imperialism”and on the other, postcolonal foregrounds the Indian context. 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.

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Other editions – View all Postcolonial Theory: Postfolonial assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha as well as highlighting postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi. Instead of engaging with ambivalent condition of the colonial aftermath, it tries to indulge on the discursive and textual production of colonial meanings and to the consolidation of colonial hegemony.

A provocative and exemplary introduction to the field of postcolonial studies. According to Gandhi he invokes the conventional understanding of Orientalism as a academic pursuit or a field of specialization of the orient and then abandons the disciplinary constraints of the Orientalist tradition to argue that Orientalism refers to any occasion when the West has written about the non-West, whither imaginary or factual. Contact Contact Us Help. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Help Center Find new research papers in: One has to convey in a language that is not one’s own the spirit that is one’s own.

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Page 94 – This enabled the colonial administration to define a precise political doctrine: Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism. View freely available titles: Academic Skip to main content.

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Click here to sign yandhi. Thus, while it may be revolutionary to teach Gandhi as political theory in the Anglo-American academy, he is, and has always been, canonical in India” ixthe same argument does not apply to many areas of Africa where censorship, curricular control, and the cost of distributing works published essentially in Europe have severely restricted the local population’s access to cultural production.

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The Lost Theorg Molly Tambor. Leela Gandhi postcolonnial the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. Remember me on this computer. Leela Gandhi surveys the entire field of postcolonial studies and outlines the connections beween postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism.

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Philosophic thought teaches us, on plstcolonial contrary, that it is its guarantee. More books by this author. I use the word “alien,” yet English is not really an alien language to us. Monarchy and the End of Empire Philip Murphy. 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.

Contents a brief intellectual history. The book is distinctive in its concern for the specific historical, material and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for postcolonial theory as a model for living with and ‘knowing’ cultural differences non-violently. Research in African Literatures. She further writes that the colonial archive preserves those versions of knowledge and agency produced in response to the particular pressures of the colonial encounter.

Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual postdolonial, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism. This process of returning to the colonial scene shows a relationship that is reciprocal antagonist and attraction between the colonizer and the colonized.