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y separately published work icon The Ganges and its Tributaries Christopher Cyrill , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1999 10926372 1999 single work radio play

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  • Dedication: For Paul, the only living boy in Melbourne.
  • Epigraph: Whatever is one's thinking, therewith he enters into life. his life joined with his heat, together with the self, leads to whatever world has been fashioned in thought. The Upanishads. Prasna Upanishad.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1993 .
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      Extent: 173p.
      ISBN: 086914314X (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Terrains of Self-Fashioning : Indian Diasporic Fiction in Australia Sanghamitra Dalal , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscape, Place and Culture : Linkages between Australia and India 2011; (p. 250-260)
'Sanghamitra Dalal shows how perception of landscape iconography changes, using Mena Abdulla's The Time of the Peacock and Christopher Cyrill's The Ganges and its Tributaries. These texts indicate evolving representation of landscape and place, which Dalal uses to mark phases of diasporic identity formation and of differing modes of integrating homeland and host land' (editor's Preface).
Convicts, Call Centres and Cochin Kangaroos : South Asian Globalising of the Australian Imagination Paul Sharrad , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 571-582)
Explores Indian images of an Australian connection and vice versa.
S. Asian Odysseys in Australia - W/Here Is 'Home'? South Asian Odysseys in Australia - Where Is 'Home'? Cynthia Van Den Driesen , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 220-231)
This is a short, comparative account of the works listed which examines the portrayal of Australia and Australians in each text. Driesen chooses not to emphasise issues relating to displacement and loss (what she terms 'the shadow-side of the experience of diaspora'), focusing instead on the positive aspects of migration.
Some Reflections on Selected Writings by Indian Writers in Australia R. K. Dhawan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 169-176)
This short article provides a comparative analysis of the works listed. Dhawan concludes that the differences depicted in the literary works examined (which he reads as largely autobiographical) override any superficial similarities, regardless of the fact that each of the Australian-born writers has their 'original base-inheritance' in India.
Label and Literature : Borders and Spaces in Postcolonial Migrant Literature in Australia Sabina Hussain , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 3 no. 2004; (p. 103-116)
Two of the Best Imre Salusinszky , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 September 1993; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Au Pair Fiona McGregor , 1993 single work novel ; The Ganges and Its Tributaries Christopher Cyrill , 1993 single work novel
Aussie Avocado in Grotty Paris A. P. Riemer , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 October 1993; (p. 12A)

— Review of Au Pair Fiona McGregor , 1993 single work novel ; The Ganges and Its Tributaries Christopher Cyrill , 1993 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Freeman , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 73 no. 1039 1993; (p. 36)

— Review of The Ganges and Its Tributaries Christopher Cyrill , 1993 single work novel ; Blind Luck Mandy Sayer , 1993 single work novel
Adrift Among the Relatives Sophie Masson , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 154 1993; (p. 23)

— Review of The Ganges and Its Tributaries Christopher Cyrill , 1993 single work novel
A Young Writer's Journey to India Karen Lamb , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 1993; (p. 9)

— Review of The Ganges and Its Tributaries Christopher Cyrill , 1993 single work novel
The Changing Face of Australian Literature : Some Multi-Cultural Novels Ron Shapiro , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 69-78)
The article discusses the Indo-Australian connection in three novels which focus on migrant characters and the issues of assimilation and integration. The author tries to 'signal the changes that have occurred within Australian society in the attitude towards non-European immigrants, but equally the changing attitudes of immigrants themselves towards Australia and Australians' (77).
The Mandala of the Return : Narration and Identity in Christopher Cyrill's The Ganges and Its Tributaries K. T. Sunitha , R. Ramachandra , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Austral-Asian Encounters : From Literature and Women's Studies to Politics and Tourism 2003; (p. 422-429)
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).
Label and Literature : Borders and Spaces in Postcolonial Migrant Literature in Australia Sabina Hussain , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 3 no. 2004; (p. 103-116)
The Ever-Present Past : Asian Mythology in Contemporary Australian Writings 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Asia Society AustralAsia Centre Newsletter , Spring 2001; (p. 5)
'The Good Australians' : Multiculturalism and the Anglo-Indian Diaspora Glenn D'Cruz , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Western Australian History , no. 21 2000; (p. 137-161)
This article begins with an analysis of 'Australia's various categorisations of the Anglo-Indian community under the country's 'evolving' immigration policies'. It goes on to critique 'the ways in which Anglo-Indians have been used to promote official Australian multiculturalism' and it concludes with an examination of 'the connection between discourses of Australian multiculturalism and the variegated nature of Anglo-Indian stereotypes in recent literature'.
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