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Hindi Publishing in Colonial LucknowGender, Genre, and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon'$
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Shobna Nijhawan

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199488391

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199488391.001.0001

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Gender, Genre, and Visuality: New Approaches to the Study of Periodicals

(p.1) Introduction
Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow

Shobna Nijhawan

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses new approaches to the study of periodicals that include a consideration of paratexts, text–image relationships as well as horizontal and vertical ways of reading. It suggests that the periodical acts as both a source (from where to gather primary sources) and as a genre in its own right. Other themes addressed in the introduction are the commercialization of print in colonial India, the designation and creation of poetic and prose genres and ‘canons’ in the Hindi periodical Sudhā as well as the creation of specifically gendered spaces within a mainstream Hindi literary periodical. The introduction concludes with an overview of primary sources consulted in this monograph as well as a chapter overview.

Keywords:   paratexts, text–image relationships, horizontal and vertical ways of reading, commercialization of print, gendered spaces

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