The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film: Perspectives on otherism and otherness

Author:   Diana Dimitrova (University of Montreal, Canada)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
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9780815373469


Pages:   166
Publication Date:   26 October 2017
Format:   Paperback
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This book introduces the term otherism and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the other, of the process of othering and of the representation of otherness and its religious, cultural and ideological implications. The book applies the perspectives of ideological criticism, theories of hybridity, orientalism, nationalism, and gender and queer studies to gain new insights into the literature, film and culture of South Asia. It looks at the different ways of interpreting otherness today. The book goes on to analyze the ideological implications of the creation of otherness with regard to religious and cultural identity and the legitimation of power, as well as how the representation of otherness reflects the power structures of contemporary societies in South Asia. Offering a well-thought-out reflection on important cultural questions as well as a deep insight into the study of religion and otherness in South Asian literature and film, this book is a pioneering project that is of interest to scholars of South Asian Studies and South Asian religions, literatures and cultures.

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Author:   Diana Dimitrova (University of Montreal, Canada)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9780815373469


ISBN 10:   0815373465
Pages:   166
Publication Date:   26 October 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The book brings out yet another way of examining the notion of exclusion, marginalisation, reconfiguration of identities and subjectivities by foregrounding the process of othersim as an analytical lens. Maunaguru Sidharthan, National University of Singapore, Asian Journal of Social Science 43 (2015) 850-852 '...it challenges existing theoretical frameworks to study the 'other' to comprehend various representations of 'otherness' and 'othering' in the South Asian context, highlighting the importance of context-based theoretical frameworks. By focusing our attention on the various representations of the 'other', the volume certainly elicits further dialogue and productive debate.' George Pati, Valparaiso University, Journal of Hindu Studies, Nov 2016, Vol 9, Issue 3


The book brings out yet another way of examining the notion of exclusion, marginalisation, reconfiguration of identities and subjectivities by foregrounding the process of othersim as an analytical lens. Maunaguru Sidharthan, National University of Singapore, Asian Journal of Social Science 43 (2015) 850-852 '...it challenges existing theoretical frameworks to study the `other' to comprehend various representations of `otherness' and `othering' in the South Asian context, highlighting the importance of context-based theoretical frameworks. By focusing our attention on the various representations of the `other', the volume certainly elicits further dialogue and productive debate.' George Pati, Valparaiso University, Journal of Hindu Studies, Nov 2016, Vol 9, Issue 3


The book brings out yet another way of examining the notion of exclusion, marginalisation, reconfiguration of identities and subjectivities by foregrounding the process of othersim as an analytical lens. Maunaguru Sidharthan, National University of Singapore, Asian Journal of Social Science 43 (2015) 850-852 '...it challenges existing theoretical frameworks to study the `other' to comprehend various representations of `otherness' and `othering' in the South Asian context, highlighting the importance of context-based theoretical frameworks. By focusing our attention on the various representations of the `other', the volume certainly elicits further dialogue and productive debate.' George Pati, Valparaiso University, Journal of Hindu Studies, Nov 2016, Vol 9, Issue 3


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Diana Dimitrova is Associate Professor of Hinduism and South Asian Religions at the University of Montreal, Canada. She is the author of Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre (2004) and Gender, Religion and Modern Hindi Drama (2008) and is the editor of Religion in Literature and Film in South Asia (2010).

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