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Jim Corbett's 'Green' Imperialism

Jim Corbett is held in great esteem in India as a compassionate man who had exceptional environmental awareness. A closer look however shows that this image is misleading and that he was in fact a fully paid-up imperialist. The continuance of the Corbett myth is indicative of our failure to read his skilfully written books critically.

Anthology-Making, the Nation, and the Shillong Poets

The exclusion of well-known poets of the north-east from contemporary anthologies that claim to represent Indian poetry is due to two reasons: their work does not follow the poetics of the Anglo-American world that continues to dominate Indian English poetry and their writing is strongly political. This exclusion mirrors New Delhi's disinclination to listen to the politically restless communities of the north-east.

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