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The Rhetoric of English India

Tracing a genealogy of colonial discourse, Suleri focuses on paradigmatic moments in the multiple stories generated by the British colonization of the Indian  subcontinent. Both the literature of imperialism and its postcolonial aftermath emerge here as a series of guilty transactions between two cultures that are equally evasive and uncertain of their own authority.

"A dense, witty, and richly allusive book . . . an extremely valuable contribution to postcolonial cultural studies as well as to the whole area of literary criticism."—Jean Sudrann, Choice

240 pages | 2 halftone | 6 x 9 | © 1992

Asian Studies: South Asia

Literature and Literary Criticism: Asian Languages, British and Irish Literature

Rhetoric and Communication

Table of Contents

1. The Rhetoric of English India
2. Edmund Burke and the Indian Sublime
3. Reading the Trial of Warren Hastings
4. The Feminine Picturesque
5. The Adolescence of Kim
6. Forster’s Imperial Erotic
7. Naipaul’s Arrival
8. Salman Rushdie: Embodiments of Blasphemy, Censorships of Shame

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