Leela Gandhi lectures in the school of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She researches the cultural history of the Indo-British colonial encounter, and. PDF | On Oct 1, , Lidan Lin and others published Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gandhi, Leela, Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction I Leela Gandhi. p. cm.

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Ppostcolonial the one hand, she defines postcolonial literature as “a contentious category which refers, somewhat arbitrarily, to ‘literatures in English’, namely those literatures [End Page ] which have accompanied the projection and decline of British imperialism”and on the other, she foregrounds the Indian context. Research in African Literatures She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, and also points to postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.

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This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Adorno – – Polity. Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a postcolonisl account which opens possibilities for debate.

Drawing on the work of a plethora of theorists and critics—Ahmad, Bhabha, Chakrabarty, Fanon, Foucault, Lacan, Lloyd, Lyotard, Memmi, Said, Spivak—Gandhi’s interpretations and rigorous analysis are often stimulating as the text distances itself from its purely informational role. National consciousness, which is not nationalism, is the only thing that will give us an international dimension. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Selected pages Title Page. Gandhi’s book is exhaustive in its analysis of postcolonial theory and thorough in its attempt to establish strong connections across the heterogeneous topography of postcoloniality.

Page – Introductiion consciousness of self is not the closing of a door to communication. When she argues that “what postcolonialism fails to recognize is that what counts as ‘marginal’ in relation to the West has often been central and foundational in the non-West.


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Postcolonial Theory a Critical Introduction

Gandhi’s critique allows for the exploration of important issues and questions relating to nationalism, pedagogy, and cultural studies. But beyond this shortcoming, Leela Gandhi provides helpful definitions of key terms along with a genealogy of postcolonial theory, mapping its trajectory across disciplinary boundaries, and carefully, methodically outlining the terrain traversed in achieving its position alongside some of the most influential theoretical apparatuses of the late twentieth century—poststructuralism, postmodernism, feminism, and Marxism.

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