Looking Laterally: Cosmopolitanism and the South Asian Postcolonial Novel

Freitas, Vivek.


  • Abstract: This dissertation investigates the idea of "cosmopolitanism" in four South Asian postcolonial novels. In particular, the dissertation traces an arc of the importance of the term from the beginning of the twentieth century to the twenty-first through these selected, key texts. Cosmopolitanism, I argue, has allowed us to "look laterally"—that is, look "beyond" prescribed differences, chara... read more
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