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Africa in the Indian Imagination free pdf In "Africa in the Indian Imagination" Antoinette Burton reframes our understanding of the postcolonial Afro-Asian solidarity that emerged from the 1955 Bandung conference. Afro-Asian solidarity is best understood, Burton contends, by using friction as a lens to expose the racial, class, gender, sexuality, caste, and political tensions throughout the postcolonial global south. Focusing on India's imagined relationship with Africa, Burton analyzes the fiction of Ansuyah R. Singh and Chanakya Sen, Frank Moraes's travel writing, and Phyllis Naidoo's political histories to historicize Africa's role in the emergence of a coherent postcolonial Indian identity. She shows how despite Bandung's rhetoric of equality and brotherhood Indian identity echoed colonial racial hierarchies in its subordination of Africans and blackness. By underscoring Indian anxiety over Africa and challenging the narratives and dearly held assumptions that presume a sentimentalized, nostalgic, and fraternal history of Afro-Asian solidarity, Burton demonstrates the continued need for anti-heroic, vexed, and fractious postcolonial critique."

About Antoinette Burton

Antoinette Burton is Professor of History and Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has written and edited many books, including "Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons," "Postcolonial Studies and Beyond," and "A Primer for Teaching World History: Ten Design Principles," all also published by Duke University Press. Isabel Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the author of "Gandhi's Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading."

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Author : Antoinette Burton
Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN : 0822361485
EAN : 9780822361480
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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