Indian writing in English and issues of visual representation : judging more than a book by its cover

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Full title: Indian writing in English and issues of visual representation : judging more than a book by its cover / Lisa Lau, E. Dawson Varughese.
Main Authors: Lau, Lisa, (Author)
, Dawson Varughese, Emma, (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "This volume is dedicated to studying issues of visual representation in a postcolonial context. It explores the significance of book covers, forces of marketing, politics of identity, issues of representation, and the impact of globalisation on New India. It case studies contemporary Indian women's writings in English, analysing themes of book cover images released by Western publishing houses as well as Indian ones. The question of how the Indian woman is represented is at the heart of this enquiry. This volume considers the roles and strategies of the publishing industry, the changing meanings and designs of books jackets, the branding of authors, positions of Indian women writers in the marketplace as well as in the literary context, and considers reader reception and consumption practices. An interdisciplinary study, this book will be of interest to those following the developments of New India as well as those interested in the continued 'seeing' of India through Western lenses"--Back cover.
Language: English
Published: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Classmark: JA820.9 /513925
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781137474216
1137474211