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Contesting the can(n)on: Revisiting Kim in I. Allan Sealy's The Trotter-Nama


Crane, R, Contesting the can(n)on: Revisiting Kim in I. Allan Sealy's The Trotter-Nama, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 44, (2) pp. 151-8. ISSN 1744-9855 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/17449850802000548


This article reveals the uneasy continuum (and gaps) between Rudyard Kipling's canonical Raj novel, Kim, and I. Allan Sealy's The Trotterâ€"Nama (1988), the text that maps the history of Angloâ€"Indians. The article enumerates the principal themes of Angloâ€"Indian fiction before demonstrating the way The Trotterâ€"Nama rewrites and resituates Kim, challenging his view of Angloâ€"India and his assumptions about race, and ultimately repositioning it as part of, rather than the principal work in, the Raj canon. © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Rudyard Kipling, I. Allan Sealy, fiction, Anglo-Indian, Raj, India
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Other literatures in English
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Crane, R (Professor Ralph Crane)
ID Code:53635
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2008-12-18
Last Modified:2015-02-17
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