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Between Love and Freedom

The Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel

By Nikhil Govind

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Format: Hardback, 200 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 31 January 2014
Between Love and Freedom interprets the figure of the revolutionary in the Hindi novel by establishing its lineage in representative Bengali novels, as well as in the contending moralities of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh on the idea of violence. It reveals how conventional social realism and emergent modernist modes were brought together in the novelistic tradition by extending the political ideal of anti-colonial revolution into domains of sexual desire and subjective expression, especially in the works of Agyeya, Jainendra, and Yashpal. This work will deeply interest scholars and students of literature, modern Indian history, Hindi, and political science.

Table of Contents

Foreword Udaya Kumar. The Revolutionary: Introspection and Extrospection. 1. Strands from the Bengali Literary Heritage: The Construction of the Moral Revolutionary 2. Bhagat Singh and Gandhi: Competing Moralities of Revolutionary Sacrifice 3. Jainendra Kumar and the Hindi Novelistic Tradition: The Political Revolutionary in the Social, Filial, and Affective Spheres 4. Agyeya: Enmeshments of Revolutionary Subjectivity 5. Yashpal's Novels: Revolutionaries, Social Relations, and the Reconsolidation of the Realist Narrative. Conclusion. Bibliography. About the Author. Index

About the Author

Nikhil Govind is Assistant Professor at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University.

Reviews

'This book takes a sensitive, sophisticated, and occasionally startling look at select literary representations of the figure of the armed fighter for Indian freedom - a "revolutionary" for us and a "terrorist" for the British. It demonstrates how nationalist political freedom was often seen by Hindi and Bengali novelists as a corollary of private sexual freedom, and deploys the resolutely non-violent and abstinent Gandhi as an admonitory measuring-rod. The book may not always persuade but is no less stimulating for that reason.' - Harish Trivedi, Department of English, University of Delhi '[C]learly stated, elegantly presented and closely argued. Within the framework of the Hindi novel, [Govind] traverses varied terrains: the Hindi literary public sphere, and contemporary Indian philosophy and historiography.' - A. Raghuramaraju, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad '[A] brilliant and sympathetic study ... Govind probes the complex inter-relationship of the social, political and the individual in his masterly reading.' - Apoorvanand, Department of Hindi, University of Delhi

EAN: 9781138019768
ISBN: 1138019763
Publisher: Routledge India
Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 centimetres (0.35 kg)
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