PDF | On Oct 1, , Lidan Lin and others published Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gandhi, Leela, Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction I Leela Gandhi. p. cm. Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider .

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One has to convey in a language that is not one’s own the spirit that is one’s own. Point of view Tips on technique gadhi I use the word “alien,” yet English is not really an alien language leella us.

In this chapter, she also briefly examines early theories for resistance to colonialism developed by M. But beyond this shortcoming, Leela Gandhi provides helpful definitions of key terms along with a genealogy of postcolonial theory, mapping its trajectory across disciplinary boundaries, and carefully, methodically outlining the terrain traversed in achieving its position alongside some of the most influential theoretical apparatuses of the late twentieth century—poststructuralism, postmodernism, feminism, and Marxism.


She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, and also points to postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi. Lela pages Title Page.

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Drawing on the work of a plethora of theorists and critics—Ahmad, Bhabha, Chakrabarty, Fanon, Foucault, Lacan, Lloyd, Lyotard, Memmi, Peela, Spivak—Gandhi’s interpretations and rigorous analysis are often stimulating as the text distances itself from its purely informational role. Gandhi and Frantz Fanon that offer alternatives to what these men saw as disabling forms of postcolonial nationalism and postcolonial quests for authenticity.

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Dialogue Tips on technique 5: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Said project has been exemplary in its protest against the theeory violence of colonial discourse. Second Edition Leela Gandhi Limited preview – Plot Tips on technique 6: Pantsov and Steven I. Page 51 – And how is criticism to show disinterestedness?


Academic Skip to main content. Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism.

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Enter the email address ganvhi signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Gandhi’s critique allows for the exploration of important issues and questions relating to nationalism, pedagogy, and cultural studies.

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