By Mary Ellis Gibson
In Indian Angles, Mary Ellis Gibson presents a brand new historic method of Indian English literature. Gibson indicates that poetry, no longer fiction, was once the dominant literary style of Indian writing in English until eventually 1860 and that poetry written in colonial occasions can let us know as a lot or perhaps extra approximately figuration, multilingual literacies, and histories of nationalism than novels can. Gibson recreates the ancient webs of association and resistance that have been skilled via writers in colonial India—writers of British, Indian, and combined ethnicities. Advancing new theoretical and historic paradigms for interpreting colonial literatures, Indian Angles makes obtainable many writers heretofore overlooked or nearly unknown. Gibson recovers texts by means of British ladies, by way of non-elite British males, and through people who could, within the 19th century, were known as Eurasian. Her paintings lines the collectively constitutive background of English language poets from Sir William Jones to Toru Dutt and Rabindranath Tagore. Drawing on modern postcolonial concept, her paintings additionally offers new methods of wondering British inner colonialism as its effects have been exported to South Asia. In lucid and available prose, Gibson offers a brand new theoretical method of colonial and postcolonial literatures.