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Decolonising Third World Culture

Decolonising Third World Culture Malini Bhattacharya British Romantic Writers and the East:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, dation Books, New Delhi, 1993; pp xvi FOR those of us who grew up to be students of English Literature in post-1947 India, Eng-lit studies had remained for long a sanitised and conflict-free area within which identification with the perspective of the metropolitan subject had seemed to be possible. British romantic writing, in particular, was regarded by Indian academic tradition as a co-extensive heritage, ours in the same way as it is theirs. It is only during the last couple of decades or so that our otherness in relation to English literature has become an object of study; in fact, since Said's Orientalism, Eng-lit students in India too have had to take account of the dimension of imperialist hegemony in the academic space inhabited by them.

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