Postcolonial Indian fiction in English and masculinity

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  • Indic fiction (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism

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Statementedited by Rajeshwar Mittapalli, Letizia Alterno.
ContributionsRajeshwar, M. 1961-, Alterno, Letizia.
LC ClassificationsPR9492.6.M37 (P-PZ21)+
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Paginationxiv, 225 p. ;
Number of Pages225
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Open LibraryOL23727229M
ISBN 108126910984
ISBN 109788126910984
LC Control Number2009346804

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It has been my privilege to read this book and write this preface for my colleague in France. —Sangeeta Ray.

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