The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India (Hardcover)

By Sujata S Mody 
Publisher: OUP India
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9780199489091
No. of Pages: 312
Publish Date: 2018-10-06
Binding: Hardcover
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In the early twentieth century, British imperialism in India was at its peak and anti-colonial sentiments were on the rise. The nationalist desire for cultural self-identification was gaining ground and an important articulation of this was the demand for a national language and literature to represent a modern India. It was in this context that Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi, a novel, daring, and contentious litterateur, launched his multimedia campaign of constructing a new Hindi literary establishment.

As the long-time editor of the Hindi journal Sarasvat??, Dwivedi's influence was so far-reaching that this period of modern literature in Hindi is known as the Dwivedi era. However, he had to face stiff opposition as well. Sujata Mody's book sheds light on the interactions between Dwivedi and his supporters and detractors and shows how Dwivedi's responses to challenges were pragmatic and strategically varied. The Making of Modern Hindi presents Dwivedi as a dynamic and influential arbiter of literary modernity whose exchanges with competing authorities are an important piece in the history of Hindi literature.

About The Author

Sujata S. Mody is associate professor of Hindi-Urdu in the

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Her research interests include modern Hindi literature, literary rivalries, historical fiction, visual culture, and the broader connections between gender, nationalism, and the public sphere in South Asia.

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Title: The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India
Publisher: OUP India
Author: Sujata S Mody
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9780199489091
No. of Pages: 312
Publish Date: 2018-10-06
Binding: Hardcover

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