Prosthetics of imagination:
Theory and cultural practice
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with
God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything
made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of
men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness
comprehended it not”.
Literature and varieties of history
Last week I discussed the significance of
Marxian approaches to history with particular reference to British
Marxist historians, most notably, E.P. Thompson and Christopher
Hill. Today I would like to examine the importance of the Subaltern
Studies Group that began its life in India.
Hybridity, a major theme in postcolonial literature
Having dealt with the theme of gender (in a
limited scope), in this week's column, I wish to explore the
spacious concept of hybridity in relation to postcolonial
literature. In essence, hybridity is an every-day reality that we
encounter in an increasingly multi-ethnic and pluralistic society.