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Non-fiction anthology: Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories

Editors (alphabetically listed): Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay  |  Anwesha Maity  |  Aakriti Mandhwani

Language: English


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Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Anwesha Maity, Aakriti Mandhwani, eds.


<  June 2018, 1st edition


ISBN 978-1-138-55998-1

Hardcover, 212 pages



  •  'Introduction: Indian Genre Fiction: Languages, Literatures, Classifications' by the Editors.

  •  Contains both SF/F genre and non-genre related essays.

Essays: Preetha Mani, Literary and Popular Fiction in Late Colonial Tamil Nadu  //  C. M. Naim, Homage to a

‘Magic-Writer’: The Mistrīz and Asrār Novels of Urdu  // Aritra Chakraborti, A Series of Unfortunate Events: Natural

Calamities in 19th-Century Bengali Chapbooks  //  Debjani Sengupta, Explorers of Subversive Knowledge: The

Science Fantasy of Leela Majumdar and Sukumar Ray  //  Ira Pande, Hearts and Homes: A Perspective on Women

Writers in Hindi  // Anwesha Maity, Genre Fiction and Aesthetic Relish: Reading Rasa in Contemporary Times  //  

Jeetumoni Basumatary, Community Fiction: Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam and Temsula Ao’s These Hills

Called Home: Stories from a War Zone  //  E. Dawson Varughese, Post-Millennial ‘Mythology-Inspired Fiction’ in

English: The Market, the Genre, and the (Global) Reader  //  Chinmay Sharma, Expanding World of Indian English

Fiction: The Mahabharata Retold in Krishna Udayasankar’s The Aryavarta Chronicles and Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva  //  

Aratrika Das, When Bhimayana Enters the Classroom…  //  Aakriti Mandhwani, From the Colloquial to the ‘Literary’:

Hindi Pulp’s Journey from the Streets to the Bookshelves