Wanderings in India

Australian Perceptions

Edited by: Rick Hosking, Amit Sarwal

Wanderings in India: Australian Perceptions - which shares its title with a curious and entertaining travel book written by the first Australian-born writer John Lang - is a collection of essays about diverse encounters between Australians and Indians in both South Asia and the Antipodes. The chapters - creative, reflective, and academic - provide snapshots of the widely diverse reactions Australians have shown towards India. Taken as a whole, the contributions represent a range of responses, reactions, and experiences that chart the course of the ongoing engagement between Australians and Indians. While there is something of an emphasis on literary responses, charting the ebb and flow of writers' reactions to India from the 1850s onwards, this book also includes historical, political, sporting, and other writings about the complex "magnetic amalgams" that link Australia and India. The book encourages ongoing research and other kinds of writing about cross-cultural engagements and discussions of future relations between India and Australia.

254 pages

Publication Date: 9/24/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781921867323