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Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow: Gender, Genre, and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon'

Shobna Nijhawan


Investigating the emergence of Hindi publishing in colonial Lucknow, long a stronghold of Urdu and Persian literary culture, Shobna Nijhawan offers a detailed study of literary activities emerging out of the publishing house Gaṅgā Pustak Mālā in the first half of the twentieth century. Closely associated with it was the Hindi monthly Sudhā, a literary, socio-political, and illustrated periodical, in which Hindi writings were promoted and developed for the education and entertainment of the reader. In charting the literary networks established by Dularelal Bhargava, the proprietor of Gaṅgā Pust ... More

Keywords: Hindi publishing, colonial Lucknow, Dularelal Bhargava, Sudhā, Gaṅgā Pustak Mālā, Urdu and Persian literary culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199488391
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199488391.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shobna Nijhawan, author
Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, York University