These essays, rooted in the humanities and informed by interdisciplinary area studies, explore multiple linkages between forms of print culture, linguistic identities, and diverse vernacular literary spaces in colonial and post-colonial South Asia.
About the Author
Charu Gupta is Professor in the Department of History, University of Delhi. She is the author of Sexuality, Obscenity, Community: Women, Muslims and the Hindu Public in Colonial India (2001) and The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print (2016). Laura Brueck is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University. Her book, Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature (2014) analyzes the vernacular discursive sphere of contemporary Hindi Dalit literature.Hans Harder studied Indology and cultural anthropology at Hamburg, Heidelberg and Halle universities, and has been Professor of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, since 2007.Shobna Nijhawan is Associate Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University (Toronto). She researches Hindi literature of the early twentieth century published in women's, children's, medical and literary periodicals.