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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... no. 4 2011 of Indian Journal of Australian Studies est. 2008 IJAS
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* Contents derived from the 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Silent Literatures Thesis, Richard Nile , single work criticism

In this essay, Richard Nile suggests that 'Australia

s war literatures are not to be found only on the beaches of Gallipoli, the trenches of the Western front, or among the shifting sands of Beersheba but predominantly among the ordinary everyday experiences of Australians who did not necessarily take up arms in battle but who carried much of the war's heavy burden for the duration and deep into the peace.' (19)

(p. 8-21)
History, Literature and Creative Writing : A New Dimension, Ffion Murphy , single work criticism
'This paper glances at two major recent works - an anthology and a history - to preface its speculation that future publications of these kinds will need to address a significant transformation of the Australian literary landscape: tor the past two to three decades the way literatures is fostered and produced in Australia has been changing...' (32)
(p. 31-49)
History, Representation and Epistemology in Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves, Pradeep Trikha , single work criticism (p. 50-59)
Narratives of History and Self : Ruby Langford Gnibi's Don't Take Your Love to Town and My Bundjalung People, Neelima Kanwar , single work criticism
'Neelima Kanwar states that 'Both the mentioned novels deal with the notion of self-self which is not only the personal being, but as an Indigenous Australian includes the whole Aboriginal community. As such by writing about herself, Ruby L Gnibi asserts the existence of community too-the community which as been denied a presence in the history.' (60)
(p. 60-73)
Assimilation, Resistance, Survival : History as Autobiography in Geoffrey Narkle's King Hit, Hem Raj Bansal , single work criticism (p. 74-87)
Re-appropriating History in Kim Scott's Kayang and Me, Shivani Khatri , single work criticism (p. 88-99)
Retrieving the Past : Personal and Political History in Lous Nowra's Radiance, Veena Sharma , single work criticism
This paper: examines Louis Nowra's gold medal-winning play, Radiance as a historical documentary.' (101)
(p. 100-112)
Re-Construction of Self through Cultural History, Subhash Verma , single work criticism
'The Aboriginal literature in English, by the indigenous Australian writers restores the dignity and humanity of the Aboriginal people. Aboriginal writing is full of resistance against the misrepresentation of the Aboriginal experiences and it is concerned with reconstructing not only Aboriginal identity but also the truth about their life. Drama is one of the most important tools in the hands of the Aboriginal writers to represent history and Aboriginality.' (113)
(p. 113-123)
The Exiles and the Indigenous : History in David Malouf's Remembering Babylon, Kuldeep Raj Sharma , single work criticism
Kuldeep Raj Shama examines David Malouf's Remembering Babylon for it's historical importance and its attempts at reconciliation between two cultures.
(p. 124-137)
The Illuminating Journey of India Dark, Meenakshi F Paul , single work review
— Review of India Dark Kirsty Murray , 2010 single work novel ;
(p. 138-141)

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