Memory, nationalism, and narrative in contemporary South Asia

J. Edward Mallot

Research output: Book/ReportBook

14 Scopus citations


This book investigates the ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting in cultural production in South Asia. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, and Amitav Ghosh indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages235
ISBN (Electronic)9781137007063
ISBN (Print)9781137007056
StatePublished - Sep 25 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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