By Cara N. Cilano

Looking at a big variety of Pakistani novels in English, this ebook explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the earlier, express the current, and undertaking a destiny in phrases that facilitate a feeling of collective belonging. The novels mentioned hide quite a number old events and advancements, together with pre-20th century Islamic heritage, the 1947 partition, the 1971 Pakistani struggle, the Zia years, and post-9/11 Pakistan, in addition to pervasive subject matters, together with ethnonationalist tensions, the zamindari method, and conspiracy thinking.

The ebook bargains various representations of ways and even if collective belonging takes form, and illustrates how the Pakistani novel in English, frequently overshadowed by means of the proliferation of the Indian novel in English, enhances Pakistani multi-lingual literary imaginaries via proposing choices to plain types of heritage and via highlighting the problems English-language literary creation deliver to the fore in a broader Pakistani context. It is going directly to examine the literary units and subject matters used to painting suggestion, state and country as a origin for collective belonging. The ebook illustrates the unique contributions the Pakistani novel in English makes to the bigger fields of postcolonial and South Asian literary and cultural studies.

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