Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Sharrad, P, Fabricating Community: Local, National and Global in Three Indian novels, International Congress of the Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies, Hyderabad, August 2004. Under consideration for publication in proceedings.

Abstract

Reviews Bill Ashcroft's 'Postcolonial Transformations' arguing for a postcolonial consideration of spaces of negotiation beyond the textual in an era of globalisation. Taking the figure of textiles, this argument is illustrated using Amitav Ghosh's 'The Circle of Reason', Raja Rao's 'Kanthapura', and Rohinton Mistry's 'A Fine Balance'. Mention is also made of K.S. Maniam's 'The Return' and M.G. Vassanji's 'The Gunny Sack'.