ISBN: 984 70115 0000 3

Cover Type: HB

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Muslim India in Anglo Indian Fiction

By Benazir Durdana (Author)

Publisher(s): Writers.ink   

First Published: 2008 No. of Pages: 294 Weight (kg): 1

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In spite of being a global community of people, Muslims tend to be dismissed as peripheral if not actually injurious to modern civilization. The community as a whole is generally represented in the West as uninspired, unproductive, inflexible and violent. In serious, intellectual encounters, Muslims add up to only a marginal presence. The writer attempts to counteract these perceptions by analyzing the specific nature of such representations and exploring the hidden and manifest drives that caused Anglo-Indian fiction to cast Islam in these particular images. She examines the implications of these representations and suggests that a kind often led Western writers to falsify their first-hand experiences of the Muslim world, even when they had close interactions with Muslims. The writer closely examines the representations of Muslim India in three Anglo-Indian texts: Confession of a Thug by Philip Meadows Taylor, Kim by Rudyard Kipling and A Passage to India by E.M. Forster. By way of comparison, she discusses the work of four Muslim authors contemporary with the Anglo-Indian authors in the study. Brief summaries of the Bangla novels-Meer Mosharraf Hussain’s ‘Udasin Pathiker Moner Kotha’, Najibur Rahman’s ‘Anwara’, Kazi Abdul Wadud’s ‘Nadibakkhey’, and Kazi Emdadul Haque’s ‘Abdullah’- have been appended.

This book features in: Literature and Fiction Short Stories

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