Thinking Territory : Some Reflections

Edited by   B.P. Giri and Prafulla C. Kar

The eruption of identity-based movements throughout the world has made the question of space, particularly land and territory, a focus of critical attention among scholars. This volume brings together eleven thoughtful and thought provoking articles on a wide range of topics on the subject of space and its relationship to displacement, politics, identity, and community. The essays cover mainly South Asian topics and are arranged in five parts: Global History, American Studies; Worldliness, Space, and Sovereignty; Virtual Territory, Imagined Communities; Diasporic Relocation and Identity; and India and Its Margins. Many of the contributors have achieved high distinction in their respective fields. Their disciplines range from history, anthropology, and American Studies to cinema studies and postcolonial studies. We believe research scholars as well as graduate students in these fields will benefit from the theoretical rigor and practical insights to be found in these remarkable essays.

B. P. Giri is an Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College, USA, where he teaches courses in postcolonial literature and theory. Currently he is working on a book project about the literature of postcolonial displacement and its antinomies.

Prafulla C. Kar is Director of the Centre for Contemporary Theory & General Semantics, Baroda. He taught English at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa and The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He was the Academic Fellow and Deputy Director at the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad. His areas of scholarly interest include American Studies, critical theory, and new literatures in English.

Contributors : Sumathi Ramaswamy, B.P.Giri, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Donald E. Pease, R.Radhakrishnan, Lee I. Schlesinger, Pramod K. Nayar, Sabita Manian, Brad Bullock, Sunita Manian, Huma Dar, Gita Viswanath and Jaspal K.Singh
ISBN 81-85753-96-2          2009         268 pp         US $ 20.00 Rs.600 (hb)