Garnet-Geneologies Of Indian Literature

Raveendren, P.P.. “Geneologies Of Indian Literature”. Economic and Political Weekly 41.25.2558-2563 (June 24 2006)


A literary sensibility always operates in the context of a unified body of literature and an integrated literary culture. All works of Indian literature without exception share the class and caste bias of tradition of sanskrit based Hindu Orthodoxy. Three issues related to Indian literature are

  1. Tradition of sanskrit based Hindu orthodoxy
  2. Question of language that has played crucial role in the construction of the category
  3. Co-option of the category of the nationalist discourse for the production of the metaphysics of a nationalist literary sensibility

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