The Origins of Dislike

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-09-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of seven novels, the latest of which is Friend of My Youth. He is also a critic and a musician and composer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Awards for his fiction include the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Encore Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the Indian government's Sahitya Akademi Award. In 2013, he was awarded the first Infosys Prize in the Humanities for outstanding contribution to literary studies. He is Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia.

Table of Contents

The Origins of Dislike
The Piazza and the Car Park
Poetry as Polemic
Deprofessionalisation and Legitimacy
The Other Green
On the Gita: Krishna as Poetic Language
The Alien Face of Cosmopolitanism: An Indian Reading of Cynthia Ozick on the Woolfs
Qatrina and the Books: Nadeem Aslam and others
Ray and Ghatak and Other Filmmaking Pairs: The structure of Asian modernity
The Photographer as Onlooker
The Sideways Movement
Unconstitutional Spaces
Nissim Ezekiel: Poet of a Minor Literature
The Emergence of the Everyday: Kipling, Tagore and Indian Regional Writing
Possible, not Alternative, Histories
Starting From Scratch: Buddhadeva Bose and the English Language
On the Paragraph
'I am Ramu'

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