Based on research conducted in India, this book brings out the richness and variety of minority discourse across histories, cultures, and spaces. It engages with the notion(s) of the minority to interrogate stereotypes, and it draws upon verbal and cultural texts to define and develop a larger discourse that underlines the major markers of the postcolonial world. The book examines literary testimonies and art forms, both classical and modern, to explore broader areas of contestation among peoples and communities. It is dialogic in nature and comparative in its approach, and it develops theoretical parameters and puts them to test in critical practice.
Publication Date: 9/1/2014