Indian science fiction : patterns, history and hybridity / Suparno Banerjee.

Author
Banerjee, Suparno [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2020.
Description
xvi, 256 pages ; 23 cm.

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Series
New dimensions in science fiction [More in this series]
Summary note
This study draws from postcolonial theory, science fiction criticism, utopian studies, genre theory, Western and Indian philosophy and history to propose that Indian science fiction functions at the intersection of Indian and Western cultures. The author deploys a diachronic and comparative approach in examining the multilingual science fiction traditions of India to trace the overarching generic evolutions, which he complements with an analysis of specific patterns of hybridity in the genre's formal and thematic elements - time, space, characters and the epistemologies that build the worlds in Indian science fiction. The work explores the larger patterns and connections visible despite the linguistic and cultural diversities of Indian science fiction traditions.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-240) and index.
ISBN
  • 1786836661 (hardback)
  • 9781786836663 (hardback)
OCLC
1156990740
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