About the BookAlthough a relatively new force in academic circles, postcolonialism has rapidly expanded its conceptual reach over recent years so that it now depicts “a remarkably heterogeneous set of subject positions, professional fields and critical enterprises.” Self-consciously a literature of otherness and resistance written out of the specific local experience, postcolonial studies generates new literary avenues and opens up new vistas for the once colonized and to the past imperial forces and serves as a mighty intellectual force.
Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions, is designed to rethink the assumptions and discursive manoeuvres of postcolonialism and assess its relationship to the other spheres of inquiry. In a field as diverse and contentious as postcolonial literary studies, the scholarly articles attempt to introduce the major issues and debates in the postcolonial terrain and aim to address the great scope, rich heterogeneity and vast energy of postcolonial literary studies. The anthology brings together many of the key and well-established contributors to postcolonialism as well as the voices of emergent scholars. The conversational quality of the volume provides a compelling portrait of postcolonialism’s development that will be valuable to all the scholars, students and teachers of English literature.About the Author/sA gold medallist from the Patna University, Bihar, Sunita Sinha teaches English in Women’s College, Samastipur, Lalit Narain Mithila University, Bihar. She has authored two books, Graham Greene: A Study of His Major Novels, and Post-Colonial Women Writers: New Perspectives, which have been published by the Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd. New Delhi. She has participated in many national and international seminars and conferences and has written many scholarly papers published in various national and international journals. Her areas of interest are British, Indian and Canadian literature. She is also the Assistant Editor of The Atlantic Critical Review.