Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English: Idea, Nation, State - Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series by Cara N. Cilano
Looking at a wide range of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts first discover the past, move the present, and present in the future terms that…
Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English synopsis
Looking at a wide range of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts first discover the past, move the present, and present in the future terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discuss a range of historical movements and developments, including Islamic history of the 20th century, the partition of 1947, the Pakistani war of 1971, the years of Zia and Pakistan after 11 September, as well as common themes, including ethnic tensions.
, Zamindari system, thinking plot. The book presents a series of representations on how to form collective belonging, and whether the Pakistani novel in English, often dominated by the spread of the Hindi novel in English, complement Pakistan's multi-lingual literary imagination by offering alternatives to standard versions of history and highlighting the issues it highlights Literary production in English in a broader Pakistani context.
The literary organs and themes used to portray the idea, the nation and the state as a basis for collective belonging continue to be considered. The book illustrates the outstanding contributions of the Pakistani novel in English to the larger fields of post-colonial and post-colonial literary and cultural studies..
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