Crossing Borders

Post 1980 Subcontinental Writing in English

Edited by: Jasbir Jain

Crossing Borders explores the movement of cultures, ideas, and peoples across geographic and generic borders. It is amazing the kinds of borders that hedge us in, some of which we construct and even cross at times without realizing that the 'will' is actively involved. There is both the pain of separation and the joy of discovery, a degree of radicalism associated with every transgressive act, even as it forges new connections. The book takes up a host of issues ranging from migrations of peoples and histories, crossing linguistic, generic, and disciplinary borders to nostalgia, pain, loss of faith, and its recovery. It discusses violence, terrorism, and networkings that fail to be contained by the nation state. Issues of gender heterogeneities, alternative subjectivities, emerging visibility of the third gender, and institutional breakdowns are also explored. The contributions, by reputed authors and scholars from India/South Asia - including Nayantara Sahgal, Jean Arasanayagam, Suniti Namjoshi, Keki Daruwalla, E.V. Ramakrishnan, Usha Bande, Sudha Shastri, Savyasaachi Jain, Shyamala Narayan, Purabi Panwar, and Jasbir Jain - create space for further crossings.

270 pages

Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131602515