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By Mary Ellis Gibson

In Indian Angles, Mary Ellis Gibson presents a brand new historic method of Indian English literature. Gibson indicates that poetry, no longer fiction, was once the dominant literary style of Indian writing in English till 1860 and that poetry written in colonial occasions can let us know as a lot or maybe extra approximately figuration, multilingual literacies, and histories of nationalism than novels can. Gibson recreates the old webs of association and resistance that have been skilled by way of writers in colonial India—writers of British, Indian, and combined ethnicities.

Advancing new theoretical and ancient paradigms for analyzing colonial literatures, Indian Angles makes obtainable many writers heretofore missed or nearly unknown. Gibson recovers texts via British ladies, by way of non-elite British males, and by way of folks who might, within the 19th century, were referred to as Eurasian. Her paintings lines the at the same time constitutive historical past of English language poets from Sir William Jones to Toru Dutt and Rabindranath Tagore. Drawing on modern postcolonial thought, her paintings additionally presents new methods of pondering British inner colonialism as its effects have been exported to South Asia.

In lucid and obtainable prose, Gibson provides a brand new theoretical method of colonial and postcolonial literatures.

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