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Inlays of Subjectivity: Affect and Action in Modern Indian Literature

Nikhil Govind


Inlays of Subjectivity is an incisive exposition of the question of subjectivity in modern Indian literature. Seeking to foreground subjectivity through literary expressions of intense emotionality, whether suffering, humiliation, creativity or strife, it also raises the timely question of the relation of justice and speech. This book studies select influential Indian literary texts across the last hundred years in various Indian languages to find overlapping preoccupations with selfhood. As the first chapter on K. R. Meera’s fiction demonstrates, it is the experience of felt injustice that fi ... More

Keywords: Subjectivity, modern Indian novel, realism, affect, K. R. Meera, Urmila Pawar, Agyeya, Ismat Chughtai, Saratchandra Chatterjee, Tagore, Krishna Sobti, Ambedkar, Perumal Murugan, memoir

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199498727
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199498727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nikhil Govind, author
Associate Professor and Head, Manipal Centre for Humanities

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