Own maps/imagined terrain : the emergence of science fiction in India
Liverpool University Press
The emergence of science fiction (sf) in Bengal in India is situated within the historical boundaries and intersections that mark a certain conjuncture with the arrival and subsequent entrenchment of colonial-Enlightenment science. This paper traces the specific responses to this form of science, and the appearance of sf as a narrative mode embodying a certain kind of ambivalence, that negotiates a space, an imagined territory, within the framework of colonial science. An analysis of a few early sf writings in Bengal, which outline the narrative trajectories evolving in Indian sf, locates this ambivalence.
Copyright © Liverpool University Press 2014
Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.
Bhattacharya, A., & Hiradhar, P. (2014). Own maps/imagined terrain: The emergence of science fiction in India. Extrapolation, 55(3), 277-297. doi: 10.3828/extr.2014.16