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S. K. Sareen S. K. Sareen i(A17586 works by) (a.k.a. Santosh K. Sareen)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Indian
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1 India Explored and Jinned : Alfred Deakin's Responses to the Subcontinent S. K. Sareen , Ipsita Sengupta , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 15-20)
Epigraph: "Please believe that I am falling apart.
I am not speaking metaphorically; nor is this the opening gambit of some melodramatic, riddling, grubby appeal for pity. I mean quite simply that I have begun to crack all over like an old jug - that my poor body [...] has started coming apart at the seams"
-Rushdie, Midnights Children
'Sareen and Sengupta talk about Alfred Deakin's impeccable colonial idiom, engaging with India in his twin texts Irrigated India: an Australian View of India and Ceylon, Their Irrigation and Agriculture (1893) and Temple and Tomb in India (1893). In dreaming and wombing the Australian Federation into being, Deakin found himself in a Saleem Sinaiesque self-nation equation. It is thus that he chose to visit India in 1890, in the wake of the decade of his deep engagement with the Federation movement, in order to nurture his dream of the Australian nation.' (Editor's abstract)
1 Landscape and Identity in 19th Century Poetry of Australia S. K. Sareen , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscape, Place and Culture : Linkages between Australia and India 2011; (p. 14-28)
1 y separately published work icon Australia and India : Convergences and Divergences S. K. Sareen (editor), New Delhi : Mantra Books , 2010 Z1721487 2010 anthology criticism .Explores various comparable facets of Australian and Indian cultures, societies, histories and literatures. The book is a collection of twelve papers presented at the Third International Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Australia (IASA) held in Pune in January 2006. Contributions from academicians [...] present "convergences and divergences" as a vital category in understanding Australia and India, especially in the post-globalised world where there has been a considerable attempt by the respective governments and, more importantly, the people at large, to seek a meeting point. The writers assimilate the realities of teaching Australian literature and culture in India, the lived experience in the two countries, and the cultural exchanges between their peoples, to express the viability of the study of Australia and India.' (Publication summary)
1 3 y separately published work icon Of Sadhus and Spinners : Australian Encounters with India Bruce Bennett (editor), S. K. Sareen (editor), Susan Cowan (editor), Asha Kanwar (editor), Noida Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2009 Z1615496 2009 anthology short story prose extract 'Despite a shared history of British imperialism, and commonalities like the English language, a democratic polity and a craze for cricket, Australians and Indians know very little about each other of sadhus and spinners attempts to correct this with a range of stories that trace the chequered history of interactions between the two nations from John Langs The Mohammedan mother (1859) to Yasmine Gooneratnes masterpiece (2002), the stories in this anthology bring to the fore a variety of literary responses to Indo-Australian encounters there are stories here of Australian visitors to India and stories about and by Indians-immigrants or temporary visitors-in Australia thoughtful, exploratory and often just wide-eyed in its observation of strange new worlds, the anthology provides insights into an array of fascinating cross-cultural encounters.' (Publication summary)
1 The Craft of Making and Breaking : Responses to Tradition/s in A. D. Hope and Agha Shahid Ali S. K. Sareen , Ipsita Sengupta , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 68 no. 3 2008; (p. 284-293)
Perceiving Hope as a nonconformist within the Australian literary tradition, the authors compare some aspects of his work with those of Indian poet Ali.
1 Self, Identity and Belonging: The Aboriginal Case S. K. Sareen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and India : Interconnections : Identity, Representation, Belonging 2006; (p. 62-74)
1 y separately published work icon Australia and India : Interconnections : Identity, Representation, Belonging S. K. Sareen (editor), New Delhi : Mantra Books , 2006 Z1428175 2006 anthology criticism 'Interconnections is a collection of twenty-eight refereed essays from the second International Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Australia (IASA) held in January 2004 in New Delhi ... These essays explore the dynamics of crosscultural activity, intercultural interaction and interconnections.' - Back cover.
1 Australian Studies: An Indian Perspective S. K. Sareen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crossings : Bulletin of the International Australian Studies Association , March vol. 11 no. 1 2006; Australia and India : Convergences and Divergences 2010; (p. 1-17)
Sareen discusses the place of Australian Studies in Indian universities in the period 2005 to 2006.
1 Contemporary Australian Short Narratives: An Indian Reader's Perception S. K. Sareen , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of the Department of English , vol. 32 no. 1-2 2005; (p. 132-142)
1 Re-Imagining the Australian Nation-Space : Voices from Aboriginal Australia S. K. Sareen , Susan Thomas , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Interfaces 2004; (p. 30-40)
Sareen and Thomas 'look at some of the dimensions of the concept of an/several Aboriginal nation(s), its implications and ramifications with special reference to how it can and has been used to revise the history, politics and culture of these peoples in relation to the structures and discourses of the Australian nation.' Reference is made to some Aboriginal Australian writers, including Sally Morgan, Doris Pilkington and Ruby Langford Ginibi.
1 y separately published work icon Cultural Interfaces S. K. Sareen (editor), Sheel C. Nuna (editor), Malati Mathur (editor), New Delhi : Indialog Publications , 2004 Z1101341 2004 anthology criticism 'Cultural Interfaces is a collection of twenty papers by international as well as young research scholars engaged in Australian Studies in India. These were presented at the First International Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Australia (IASA). With contributions from Bruce Bennett, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis Haskell, Satendra Nandan, David Kimber, Fran Siemensma, Parimal Roy and Marianne Robinson, Y. Yagama Reddy and Quentin-Stevenson Perks amongst many others, this volume reflects a dynamic engagement of ideas, both from a literary and a socio-political perspective, in the areas of history, culture, art, trade and education. The interfaces these essays provide, the interdisciplinary ethos they promote, are a much-needed new dimension to the study of Australian culture, society and polity in India. The present collection is set to meet precisely that objective.'
1 Aboriginal Identity and Representation in Ruby Langford's Don't Take Your Love to Town S. K. Sareen , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Resistance and Reconciliation : Writing in the Commonwealth 2003; (p. 278-287)
1 Contemporary Australian Short Stories : Introduction S. K. Sareen , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Short Stories 2001; (p. vii-xii)
1 1 y separately published work icon Contemporary Australian Short Stories S. K. Sareen (editor), New Delhi : Affiliated East-West Press , 2001 Z895590 2001 anthology short story
1 The Aboriginal Fiction Maker and the White Fiction Maker : The Variant Perceptual Cognitions S. K. Sareen , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Current Tensions : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference : 6 - 11 July 1996 1996; (p. 144-151)
1 Australian Post-Coloniality S. K. Sareen , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interrogating Post-Colonialism : Theory, Text and Context 1996; (p. 111-121)
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