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The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

Edited by: Aroosa Kanwal , Saiyma Aslam

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138745520
eBook ISBN: 9781315180618
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The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing forms a theoretical, comprehensive, and critically astute overview of the history and future of Pakistani literature in English. Dealing with key issues for global society today, from terrorism, religious extremism, fundamentalism, corruption, and intolerance, to matters of love, hate, loss, belongingness, and identity conflicts, this Companion brings together over thirty essays by leading and emerging scholars, and presents:

  • the transformations and continuities in Pakistani anglophone writing since its inauguration in 1947 to today;
  • contestations and controversies that have not only informed creative writing but also subverted certain stereotypes in favour of a dynamic representation of Pakistani Muslim experiences;
  • a case for a Pakistani canon through a critical perspective on how different writers and their works have, at different times, both consciously and unconsciously, helped to realise and extend a uniquely Pakistani idiom.

Providing a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to cross-cultural relations and to historical, regional, local, and global contexts that are essential to reading Pakistani anglophone literature, The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing is key reading for researchers and academics in Pakistani anglophone literature, history, and culture. It is also relevant to other disciplines such as terror studies, post-9/11 literature, gender studies, postcolonial studies, feminist studies, human rights, diaspora studies, space and mobility studies, religion, and contemporary South Asian literatures and cultures.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  ‘All these angularities’ Download PDF
Chapter  2:  1971 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  History, borders, and identity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Global Pakistan in the wake of 9/11 Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Pakistani inoutsiders and the dynamics of post-9/11 dissociation in Pakistani anglophone fiction Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The nuclear novel in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Uses of humour in post-9/11 Pakistani anglophone fiction Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Comic affiliations/comic subversions Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Resistance and redefinition Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Historiographic metafiction and renarrating history Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Pakistani fiction and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Divergent discourses Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The taming of the tribal within Pakistani narratives of progress, conflict, and romance Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Phoenix rising Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Writing back and/as activism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Doing history right Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Love, sex, and desire vs Islam in British Muslim literature Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Transgressive desire, everyday life, and the production of ‘modernity’ in Pakistani anglophone fiction Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Agency, gender, nationalism, and the romantic imaginary in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Conjugal homes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  British-Pakistani female playwrights Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Identifying Islamic spaces of worship in contemporary British-Pakistani Muslim life writing Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Homes and belonging(s): The interconnectedness of space, movement, and identity in British-Pakistani novels Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Committed and communist Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Non-human narrative agency Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Post-postcolonial experiments with perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Peripheral modernism and realism in British-Pakistani fiction Download PDF
Chapter  28:  ‘Brand Pakistan’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Competing habitus Download PDF
Chapter  30:  De/reconstructing identities Download PDF
Chapter  31:  On the wings of ‘poesy’ Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Brand Pakistan Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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