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In After Empire, author Michael Gorra examines the issues of national identity and ethnicity as they pertain to the post-colonial novels about and out of India. While he touches briefly on earlier chroniclers of the Raj such as Rudyard Kipling and E.M. Forster, he concentrates on three of the most prominent novelists of the post-colonial era: Paul Scott, V.S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie. Mr. Gorra begins with Scott's devastating portrait of the twilight years of the Raj in India, The Raj Quartet, a series of novels written by an Englishman about the British rule of India. He then moves on to the great chronicler of the Indian diaspora,V. S. Naipaul, who is Indian by ancestry and Trinidadian by nationality. Finally, he turns his microscope on the work of the brilliant Bombay-born, London-based Salman Rushdie who sees the consequences of the diaspora event as creative rather than destructive.

After Empire is academic but accessible, and it is fascinating in what it has to say about the effects of Imperialism on the identities of those who colonized and those who were ruled. For anyone interested in the literature of the emerging world, Michael Gorra's book provides a base for thinking about post-colonial literature in general, and not just that from India alone.

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Gorra (The English Novel at Mid-Century, St. Martin's, 1990) has written a thoughtful, thoroughly researched, jargon-free study of postcolonial literature. She concentrates her study on Paul Scott's Raj Quartet; several works of V.S. Naipaul, including A House for Mr. Biswas (1961) and A Bend in the River (1979); and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (1981) and The Satanic Verses (1989). Scott's and Rushdie's novels are set in India after independence, and Naipaul's works describe Indians living outside India. Gorra considers the characters' (both Indian and English) struggles to find personal and cultural identities after Indian independence. There are bibliographic notes for each chapter but no bibliographies. A significant contribution to postcolonial scholarship; highly recommended for academic British studies collections.?Judy Mimken, Boise P.L., Id.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; New edition edition (March 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226304752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226304755
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 2000
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After Empire is a revealing window into identity and displaced cultures. The novelists featured are themselves unique writers and have interesting personal journies that are reflected in the book. While at first reading the book may appear academic in approach, it is certainly not an intimidating read for those with an interest in literature and the way in which race, ethnicity and culture form individual and national identity. An intellectually challenging and fascinating exploration of the perspectives of the colonisers and the colonised .
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