An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes

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Vol 11, No 1 (2017): June

Special Issue on South Asian Diaspora

Table of Contents

Section I: Editor's Column

Revisiting South Asian Diaspora Literature PDF
Mohammad A. Quayum
Guest Editor’s Column PDF
Jasbir Jain

Section II: Articles and Interviews on South Asian Diaspora Literature

Held to Ransom? The South Asian Diaspora and Postcolonial Discourse PDF
Jasbir Jain
Distant Homes: Migrant Sensibilities and the Problems of Acculturation PDF
Santosh Gupta
Post-9/11 Indian English Diaspora Fiction: Contexts and Concerns PDF
Angshuman Kar
Religion, Diaspora and the Politics of a Homing Desire in the Writings of Zia Haider Rahman, Tahmima Anam and Monica Ali PDF
Fayeza Hasanat
Diaspora from the Himalayan Region: Nation and Modernity in Select Literary Works PDF
Himadri Lahiri
Topography of Loss: Homeland, History and Memory in Sorayya Khan’s Fiction PDF
Bandana Chakrabarty
Migratory Modernisms: Novel Homelands in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane PDF
Susan Stanford Friedman
Reading Diaspora: The Architectonic Spaces in Preeta Samarasan’s Evening is the Whole Day PDF
Carol Leon
Navigating Filiation/Affiliation: Re-visioning Diasporic Experience in Yasmine Gooneratne’s A Change of Skies PDF
Nidhi Singh
“The Hopes, the Aspirations, the Guilt Embedded in Our Shaken Lives”: Romesh Gunesekera’s Noontide Toll PDF
Senath Walter Perera


An Interview with Avtar Brah PDF
Somdatta Mandal
An Interview with Himani Bannerji PDF
Somdatta Mandal

Section III: General Articles and Interviews

A Note on Vietnam War Poetry PDF
Edwin Thumboo
The Compassionate Social Sphere: Native Christian Auto/biographies in Colonial India, 1870-1920 PDF
Pramod K. Nayar
Breaking Silences: Telling Asian American Female Subversive Stories in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior and Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone PDF
Chingyen Yang Myer


The Apprentice Years: Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s “First” Interview PDF
Mohammad A. Quayum
An Interview with Professor Dennis Haskell PDF
Sami Rafiq
The Poetic Cosmos and Craftsmanship of a Bureaucrat Turned Poet: An Interview with Keki N. Daruwalla PDF
Goutam Karmakar

Section IV: Book Reviews

Dieter Riemenschneider, Essays on Indian Writing in English: Twice-Born or Cosmopolitan Literature? PDF
Shyamala A. Narayan
Srimati Mukherjee, Women and Resistance in Contemporary Bengali Cinema: A Freedom Incomplete PDF
Somdatta Mandal
Srideep Mukherjee, ed. Living the Postcolonial: Indian Literature in Perspective PDF
Arnab Kumar Sinha
Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Orientalism in English Literature: Perception of Islam and Muslims PDF
Geoffrey P. Nash
Christine Marsh, Tagore Speaks to the Twenty-First Century PDF
Dipankar Roy
Mohammad A. Quayum and Md. Mahmudul Hasan, eds. A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain PDF
Saurav Dasthakur
Ashis Sengupta, ed. Islam in Performance: Contemporary Plays from South Asia PDF
Anindya Bhattacharya
Niaz Zaman and M.A. Quayum, trans. The Revolutionary (Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Kuhelika) PDF
Nandini Bhattacharya
Zakir Hossain Khokan and Monir Ahmod, eds. Migrant Tales: An Anthology of Poems by Migrant Bengali Poets in Singapore. Trans. Debabrota Basu PDF
Angus Whitehead
Brian Bernards, Writing the South Seas: Imagining the Nanyang in Chinese and Southeast Asian Postcolonial Literature PDF
Angelia Poon
Nilanjana Sengupta, Singapore, My Country: Biography of M. Bala Subramanion PDF
Rajesh Rai
Jinat Rehana Begum, First Fires PDF
Nurhayati Khan
Jason Erik Lundberg, ed. The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories PDF
Angus Whitehead
Philip Holden, Heaven Has Eyes: Stories PDF
Pauline T. Newton
A. Jessie Michael, The Mad Man and Other Stories PDF
Madiha Ramlan
Jon Gresham, We Rose Up Slowly PDF
Angus Whitehead
Sreedhevi Iyer, Jungle without Water and Other Stories PDF
Kate Rogers
Malachi Edwin Vethamani, ed. Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems PDF
Andrew Ng
Daryl Lim Wei Jie, A Book of Changes PDF
Angus Whitehead

Section V: Poetry

Bird; Mother; of tumults; Ceasefire; Siege; Lorca PDF
Keki N. Daruwalla
Metaphor; No Compromise PDF
Reza Haq
Seven Poems PDF
Dennis Haskell
Four Poems from 1985 PDF
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Four Pantuns PDF
Muhammad Haji Salleh
Bukit Panjang: Hill, Village, Town PDF
Edwin Thumboo

Section VI: Fiction

Homecoming PDF
Vijay Lakshmi

Section VII: Nonfiction

The Poet in the First Winter of Creation PDF
Muhammad Haji Salleh

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