Séminaire Littératures d’Asie du Sud : Sudhir Chandra (15 avril 2016)



What happens – can happen – when a historian looks at literature? What happens – is likely to happen – when the practitioner of a referential discourse, which is what history is believed to quintessentially be, looks at the quintessentially non-referential discourse that literature is? A great deal, comprising diametrically opposite possibilities, can obviously be expected to happen. Without touching upon the range of those possibilities, I shall in my presentation try and share with you something of what happened to me, as a professional historian, following an impulse to go to modern Indian literature for understanding the structure of modern Indian social consciousness. Though I shall mostly deal with literature in colonial India, with which I am relatively better acquainted, I may feel tempted to make some remarks about post-1947 literature as well in order to suggest that the kind of social consciousness that emerged under the colonial impact has continued into our own day.


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Projet DELI (2016, 13 avril). Séminaire Littératures d’Asie du Sud : Sudhir Chandra (15 avril 2016). Projet DELI. Consulté le 19 mai 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/niaf

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