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Nationalism in the vernacular: hindi, urdu, and the literature of Indian freedom

Contributor(s): Nijhawan, Shobna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ranikhet Permanent Black 2018Description: xvii, 517 p.ISBN: 9788178245294.Subject(s): Nationalism | Urdu literature | India | Hindi literature | Nationalism in literature | LiteratureDDC classification: 891.209 Summary: This anthology comprises a selection of formative literary writings in Hindi and Urdu from the second half of the nineteenth century, leading up to Indian Independence and the creation of Pakistan. The texts here are mostly hitherto unpublished translations into English. The anthology provides a picture of how nationalism as a cultural ideology and political movement was formed in literature. Unlike other anthologies, this one focuses on writings in two North Indian vernaculars with a contested relationship: Hindi and Urdu. The combination is deliberate: the relationship of Hindi and Urdu was being consolidated and sealed even as these texts were being written. There are two separate Introductions to this anthology. Each grounds, respectively, the peculiar paths taken by Hindi and Urdu proponents and practitioners. The anthology emphasizes the shared ground of Hindi and Urdu. The Hindi and Urdu texts are arranged into eight thematic clusters, each represented by a nationalist mode of reasoning. Autobiographical writings in Hindi, prison poetry in Urdu, and social reform writings around gender, caste, class, and Dalits are also included in this fascinating collection. https://www.orientblackswan.com/BookDescription?isbn=978-81-7824-529-4&t=e
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Table of contents
pt. 1. Geography, history, and mythology
pt. 2. Confronting the colonial state
pt. 3. Confined spaces
pt. 4. Political nationalism
pt. 5. Linguistic nationalism
pt. 6. About women
pt. 7. Untouchability
pt. 8. Nationalism : nightmares and visions.

This anthology comprises a selection of formative literary writings in Hindi and Urdu from the second half of the nineteenth century, leading up to Indian Independence and the creation of Pakistan. The texts here are mostly hitherto unpublished translations into English. The anthology provides a picture of how nationalism as a cultural ideology and political movement was formed in literature. Unlike other anthologies, this one focuses on writings in two North Indian vernaculars with a contested relationship: Hindi and Urdu. The combination is deliberate: the relationship of Hindi and Urdu was being consolidated and sealed even as these texts were being written. There are two separate Introductions to this anthology. Each grounds, respectively, the peculiar paths taken by Hindi and Urdu proponents and practitioners. The anthology emphasizes the shared ground of Hindi and Urdu. The Hindi and Urdu texts are arranged into eight thematic clusters, each represented by a nationalist mode of reasoning. Autobiographical writings in Hindi, prison poetry in Urdu, and social reform writings around gender, caste, class, and Dalits are also included in this fascinating collection.

https://www.orientblackswan.com/BookDescription?isbn=978-81-7824-529-4&t=e

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