Literature and Nationalist Ideology: Writing Histories of Modern Indian Languages

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Hans Harder
Routledge, Aug 3, 2017 - History - 387 pages
Writing histories of literature means making selections, passing value judgments, and incorporating or rejecting foregoing traditions. The book argues that in many parts of India, literary histories play an important role in creating a cultural ethos. They are closely linked with nationalism in general and various regional ‘sub-nationalisms’ in particular. The contributors to this volume look at a great variety of aspects of the historiography of modern regional languages of India.
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Contents

Preface
The Literature Politics inī of Rāmchandraā Exclusion?ā āŚhuklas The Place Hind of Muslimss Urdu and hitya k itih s
Introduction
Early Literary Histories in Malayalam
Islamic Texts and
Histories
A Comparatists Thoughts on Some
Ethics or Aesthetics? Obscenity as a Category for Evaluating
George Abraham GriersonS Literary Hindustan
The Impact of Sectarian Lobbyism on Hindi Literary
The People of Arunachal Pradesh in Literary and Other
Indian Literature in English and The Problem of Naturalisation
Index
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Hans Harder teaches Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany.

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