World Literature and the Question of Genre in Colonial India: Poetry, Drama, and Print Culture 1790-1890 (Hardcover)
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World Literature and the Question of Genre in Colonial India describes the way Marathi literary culture, entrenched in performative modes of production and reception, saw the germination of a robust, script-centric dramatic culture owing to colonial networks of literary exchange and the newfound, wide availability of print technology. -The author demonstrates the upheaval that literary culture underwent as a new class of literati emerged: anthologists, critics, theatre makers, publishers and translators. -These people participated in global conversations that left their mark on theory in the early twentieth century. Reading through archives and ephemera, Kedar Arun Kulkarni illustrates how literary cultures in colonised locales converged with and participated fully in key defining moments of world literature, but also diverged from them to create, simultaneously, a unique literary modernity.
About the Author
Kedar A. Kulkarni is a literary historian whose current work focuses on the 18th-20th centuries, on Marathi Literature within a global context. His articles and essays have appeared in the Economic and Political Weekly, Asian Theatre Journal, South Asian History and Culture, Scroll.in, and other venues.