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From Shanty to Shanti: Teaching Australian Literature in India


Cranston, CA, From Shanty to Shanti: Teaching Australian Literature in India, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 2008, Wollongong Australia, pp. 1-16. ISSN 1447-8986 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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From February to April this year I undertook an Australian Studies Fellowship from the Australia-India Council (AIC) to teach at the University of Madras, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Australian Studies section at the University was started ten years ago (1998). This essay aims to address areas suggested for discussion by the ASAL ‘Australian Literature in a Global World’ Conference, along with some of the similar Governmental aims of the AIC, such as ‘raising awareness of Australia in India’, and ‘supporting Australian studies in India’. Consequently, the essay will be specific as to what constitutes ‘the world’. Indeed, it will be specific as to what constitutes India, focusing solely on Tamil Nadu, in the South.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Australian Literature and Indian Cultural connections
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Cranston, CA (Dr CA Cranston)
ID Code:120501
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-08-26
Last Modified:2017-09-21
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