Rule of the Uncanny: 'Governmentality' and the Question of History in Basheer's Novels

Karinkurayil, Mohamed Shafeeq (2019) Rule of the Uncanny: 'Governmentality' and the Question of History in Basheer's Novels. Economic and Political Weekly, LIV (17). pp. 27-32. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

The novel as a form is argued to be the literary counterpart of an individuating world. In the postcolony, however, the novel as a form will have to fi nd new ways to account for the rupture from history effected by the duplication of the same names across two registers, one in popular memory, and the other in governmental registers. Select works of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer are analysed to decipher how this crisis in historicity was negotiated in terms of the literary.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: malayalam postcolonial realism psychoanalysis
Subjects: Humanities > MCPH Manipal
Depositing User: MCPH User
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 04:16
Last Modified: 06 May 2019 05:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153755

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