ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Production of Authenticity The Indo-Anglian Critical Tradition

Critical Tradition Ajanta Sircar This paper argues that by marginalising particular kinds of readings, the institutionalised Indo-Anglian literary critical tradition has actively aided the consolidation of bourgeois hegemony in India. Examining definitions of India' and 'Indianness' by the institutionalised Indo-Anglian literary critical tradition the paper contends that the 'India' produced by the dominant literary critical tradition is not an 'authentic', politically neutral entity but one based on a systematic suppression of the identities of various underprivileged sections, The contention is sought to be established through a re-reading of representative essays by major Indo-Anglian literary critics with a view to establishing the underlying ideological biases.

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