Imagining Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat in the Transnational Era
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Imagining Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat in the Transnational Era

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This book moves away from originary myths of region and identity that have dominated academic and mediatized representations of Punjab, a land-locked region divided between India and Pakistan after the Partition of 1947, and instead focuses on the role of the imagination in producing Punjab. It deconstructs Punjab as an ethno-spatial, ethno-linguistic and ethno-cultural construct produced by the communities who dwell there, those who have left it and those formed by new narratives of the region.By isolating imaginings of Punjab that are not centred on exclusivist regional, linguistic, sectarian or caste perspectives, contributions to this book propose the concept of free-flowing cartographies in relation to Punjab, which facilitate its imaginings as a geographical region, a social construct and a state of consciousness. The region is simultaneously imagined as a small place, a neighbourhood, a city, and a village, but also as a performative practice and a certain ways of doing things. Through focusing on a number of Punjabi spaces and communities and engaging with Punjab as a geographical region, social construct and state of consciousness, the papers in the book hope to contribute to broader debates on transnationalism, postnationalism, micronationalism, and new identity narratives emerging in the twenty first century. This book was originally published as a special issue of South Asian Diaspora.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 118 pages
  • 176 x 248 x 12mm | 379.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138886750
  • 9781138886759

About Anjali Gera Roy

Anjali Gera Roy is a Professor in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. She has published widely on literary, cultural and diaspora studies. Her books include Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond (2010), Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA (2012), Magic of Bollywood: At Home and Abroad (2012) and Partitioned Lives: Narratives of Home, Displacement and Resettlement (2008). Her new book, Cinema of Enchantment will be published in 2015.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction - Imagining Punjab and the Punjabi diaspora: after more than a century of Punjabi migration Anjali Gera Roy 2. 'The heart, stomach and backbone of Pakistan': Lahore in novels by Bapsi Sidhwa and Mohsin Hamid Claire Chambers 3. Culture shock on Southall Broadway: re-thinking 'second-generation' return through 'geographies of Punjabiness' Kaveri Qureshi 4. Punjabiyat and the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Virinder S. Kalra 5. Tracing Sufi influence in the works of contemporary Siraiki Poet, Riffat Abbas Nukhbah Taj Langah 6. Exiled in its own land: Diasporification of Punjabi in Punjab Abbas Zaidi 7. (Dis)honourable paradigms: a critical reading of Provoked, Shame and Daughters of Shame Shweta Kushal and Evangeline Manickamshow more