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South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Ruvani Ranasinha


This book provides an historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian Anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of publishing houses. This comparison of succeeding generations of writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain examines how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary marketplace, and the critical reception of them, changed significantly throughout the 20th century. The book shows how the aesthetic, cultural, and political context changed significantly for e ... More

Keywords: Anglophone writing, migrancy, migrant writers, postcolonial writers, Hanif Kureishi, V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Meera Syal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207770
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruvani Ranasinha, author
Senior Lecturer at King's College London