- vi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Dwivedi, Divya,Skov Nielsen, Henrik,Walsh, Richard,
- "Reads key South Asian texts and looks at the intersection between narrative theory and postcolonial criticism, showing how narrative theory can be applied in service of postcolonial criticism and how attention to postcolonial fictions can challenge and refine our theoretical understanding of narrative"--Fractured tales and colonial traumas: disfigured stories in Kashmiri short fiction / Patrick Colm Hogan -- No center and no margins: narrativizing return journeys in works by M.G. Vassanji, Michael Ondaatje, and Rohinton Mistry / Martin Löschnigg -- The legibility of things: objects and public histories in N.S. Madhavan's Litanies of the Dutch battery / Udaya Kumar -- Metanarrative signs in Ousmane Sembène's Les bouts de bois de Dieu: banty mam yall / Gerald Prince -- A contextual rhetorical analysis of audiences in E.M. Forster's preface to Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable / Sarah Copland -- Ideological ambivalence: a reading of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children / Jan Alber -- "We are the people of the Apokalis": narrative voice and the negotiation of power structures in Indra Sinha's Animal's people / Marion Gymnich -- Questioning the ideology of reliability in Mohsin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist: towards a critical, culturalist narratology / Greta Olson -- The immigrant experience in Jhumpa Lahiri's "The third and final continent": postcolonial and rhetorical perspectives / James Phelan -- Ideology, dissidence, subversion: a narratological perspective / Monika Fludernik -- The apocalypse that will never be: decolonization, proleptic history, and satire in India, c. 1946-51 / Baidik Bhattacharya -- In the absence of post- / Mieke Bal -- The addressee function, or the uses of narratological laity: lessons of Khasak / Divya Dwivedi.Includes bibliographical references and index.