Title

'History, really beginning' : compulsions of post-colonial pedagogy

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Economic and Political Weekly

Publication Date

10-20-1990

Volume

25

Issue

42/43

First Page

2379

Last Page

2382, 2384

Publisher

Economic and Political Weekly

Abstract

The challenge to English literature in our cultural context needs to be seen as part of a larger process of critical evaluation and the creation of resources. To effectively confront the existing paradigm of English studies two questions which have significant implications for both literary theory and pedagogic practice are 'what is to be taught' in English departments and 'how to teach it'. This essay suggests that the ambivalent enterprise of teaching English in India could perhaps be re-evaluated, deflected and re-inflected through the reading of post-colonial texts whose incorporation into the existing paradigm should be resisted by refusing to employ customary ways of reading.

Print ISSN

00129976

E-ISSN

23498846

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Additional Information

This article also published in R. S. Rajan (Ed.) (1992), The lie of the land: English literary studies in India (pp. 246-259). Dehli: Oxford University Press.

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Recommended Citation

Niranjana, T. (1990). 'History, really beginning': Compulsions of post-colonial pedagogy. Economic and Political Weekly, 25(42/43), 2379-2382, 2384.