LEELA GANDHI POSTCOLONIAL THEORY A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION PDF

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Her prose is fluid and clear, making what could have been a difficult and dense book instead quite enjoyable. Ghandi frequently draws in quotations and paraphrases of the major critics, Said, Spivak, and Bhabha among others. The sections on the theoretical background of postcolonial studies in Marxist and poststructuralist theory are models of clarity no really! Ghandi offers a remarkable synthesis that sets out general issues and axioms and the uses particular examples to illustrate them.

Still, the centrality of literature and literary readings to postcolonial theory is made clear and explicitly commented on. The biggest knock on this book is that in the two decades since its publication, a lot has happened in the field, but the founding figures remain important and this book will help you understand them and begin to pursue your own entrance into their writings. Caveat lector: this is still a theory book and the level of abstraction and density of the prose can still be somewhat challenging.

I entered this book with a decent background in critical theory, feminism, and poststructuralism. I rarely struggled to understand what the author was trying to say. Others, e. This is a challenging topic that Ghandi makes comprehensible, even moreso than some of the writers whom she describes and draws quotes from.

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