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'This collection of papers signals the emergence of innovative developments in Australian Studies. In the area of cultural theory, some of the brightest talents from Australia, New Zealand and India theorize the fresh insights emerging through exploration of the commonalities of the shared colonial and postcolonial experience of these regions.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: This volume is dedicated with affection and respect to Anna Rutherford (1932-2000).
  • Contents indexed selectively. The major focus in this volume is on Australian literature or comparative studies, but it also contains pieces on history, politics, diplomacy, tourism, science and other areas with crosscultural connections between India, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Papers presented at the Second International AASA Conference, held at Mysore in September 2000.

Contents

* Contents derived from the New Delhi,
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Prestige Books , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Remembering Alec Hope, Satendra Nandan , single work obituary (p. 24-29)
Judith Wright - A Tribute, Jennifer Strauss , single work obituary (p. 30-34)
Re-placing Australia : The Trope of Displacement in Hugh Atkinson's The Pink and the Brown, Ralph J. Crane , single work criticism (p. 113-128)
Cultural Tourism and a Poet's Eye : A Study of Lee Cataldi's Indian Poems, C. T. Indra , single work criticism (p. 138-148)
The Mirror and Judith Rodriguez, N. Bindu , Rashmi Talwar , single work criticism
An Indian response to the poems of Judith Rodriguez in the collection House by the Water, focusing on the image of the mirror.
(p. 149-155)
The Call of the Wild : The Strange Cases of David Malouf's Gemmy Fairly and Arun Joshi's Billy Biswas, K. Radha , single work criticism (p. 156-163)
Dante's Hero : The Anti-hero in David Malouf's Johnno, S. D. Kamala , single work criticism (p. 164-170)
Chandani Lokuge's If the Moon Smiled and Arun Joshi's The Foreigner : A Comparative Study, R. K. Dhawan , single work criticism (p. 171-178)
The Woman Question : The Fiction of Chitra Fernando and Chandani Lokuge, Suman Bala , single work criticism (p. 179-185)
'I Am a Being Apart': The Strategy of Distance in Negotiating Cultural/Seasonal Adjustments, Babli Gupta , single work criticism (p. 186-195)
Children's National Notes : India and Australia in Mena Abdullah's The Time of the Peacock and Stow's The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea, Abhaya Gowda , single work criticism (p. 196-203)
Moments of Encounter in Mudrooroo's Wooreddy, Maria Srinivasan , single work criticism (p. 204-216)
Protest as Theme and Resistance as Technique : Australian Aboriginal Poetry and Dalit Poetry, K. Suneetha Rani , single work criticism
This paper compares Australian Aboriginal poetry with texts and contexts of one of India's minority groups. Dalit poetry is written in Telugu, on of the major regional languages of India, and like Aboriginal literature, Dalit incorporates a literature of resistance which has 'contributed to radical change in social, cultural, political and literary fields' in India. 'Culturally and historically speaking, Australian Aboriginal poetry and Dalit poetry have different roots and destinations but age-old exploitation being the common theme and inspiration, a comparative study of these two literatures can be of interest. Besides, both groups claim to be the original inhabitants of their countries and both produce fourth world literatures which express direct protest and condemnation of their oppressors' (217).
(p. 217-225)
A Prophetic Vision of the Past : Allegories of Difference in Shasi Tharoor's The Great Indian Novel and Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda, Bill Ashcroft , single work criticism
'There can seem very little, on the surface to link India and Australia. This essay argues that it is the reaction to, and transformations of history that unite these two former colonies. History is one of the primary tools of imperial domination because by instituting a record of the past as European it confirms the dominance of Eurocentrism established by the invention of the world map. When colonial societies are historicized they are brought into history, brought into the discourse of modernity as a function of imperial control—mapped, named, organized, legislated, inscribed. But at the same time they are kept at History’s margins, implanting the joint sense of loss and desire. This essay demonstrates the role of literature in transforming the record of the past. Excluded from world history, colonies relied on the role of writers to narrate the story of cultures that had been subsumed into empire. They do this by allegorizing the movement of history in place. The Great Indian Novel and Oscar and Lucinda offer very different re-conceptions of history based on the culturally disparate functions of myth and chance. Though very different, they are united in their project to reconceive imperial history and thus establish a story outside that history for colonial societies.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 226-242)
Working with Poststructuralist Feminist Theories of Difference : Making Connections between India and Australia, Lekkie Hopkins , single work criticism (p. 262-281)
John Lang's Botany Bay Tricks in India, Adrian Mitchell , single work criticism (p. 305-316)
Indian and South-East Asian Connections in the Early Poetry of John Kinsella, Glen Phillips , single work criticism
Discusses some of Kinsella's poems from his Asian journeys, specifically Indian and Bangladeshi poems published in Night Parrots.
(p. 317-325)
Mysore, Carmel Kelly , single work prose travel (p. 379-383)
Christopher Cyrill's Hymns for the Drowning : A Cultural Odyssey, Eugenie Pinto , single work criticism (p. 397-407)
The Mandala of the Return : Narration and Identity in Christopher Cyrill's The Ganges and Its Tributaries, K. T. Sunitha , R. Ramachandra , single work criticism
The authors argue that 'In his construct of the world, the narrator of Ganges and its Tributaries employs three interrelated components: 1) the concept of the Trinity, 2) the concept of the mandala, and 3) the metaphor of the river Ganges' (425).
(p. 422-429)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New Delhi,
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      India,
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      South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Prestige Books ,
      2003 .
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      Extent: 440p.
      Note/s:
      • Copyright date is 2003.
      ISBN: 8175511311

Works about this Work

Australia in Asia - Asia in Australia : An Intercontinental Cultural Discourse Dieter Riemenschneider , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Asiatic , December vol. 2 no. 2 2008; (p. 111-119)
Review essay.
Untitled Shirley Tucker , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 22 no. 2 2005; (p. 264-265)

— Review of Austral-Asian Encounters : From Literature and Women's Studies to Politics and Tourism 2003 anthology criticism prose
Untitled Shirley Tucker , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 22 no. 2 2005; (p. 264-265)

— Review of Austral-Asian Encounters : From Literature and Women's Studies to Politics and Tourism 2003 anthology criticism prose
Australia in Asia - Asia in Australia : An Intercontinental Cultural Discourse Dieter Riemenschneider , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Asiatic , December vol. 2 no. 2 2008; (p. 111-119)
Review essay.
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