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The Alexandrian Quintet / Sudeep Sen
A Few Thoughts on Indian Fiction, 1947-1997 / Stephen Alter
The Poetics of Solidarity: Palestine in Modern Urdu Poetry / Shahab Ahmad
The Narrative of Migration: Nahal's Azadi in Comparative Context / Paul Love
Beyond the Divide: History and National Boundaries in the Work of Amitav Ghosh / Hind Wassef
"Shakespeare" and the Codes of Empire in India / Nandi Bhatia
Epic Struggles over India's Forests in Mahasweta Devi's Short Fiction / Jennifer Wenzel
The English Patient: From Fiction to Reel / Maggie M. Morgan
The Modern Re-Appropriation of Myth / Hassan Khan
Gandhi and the Discourse of Rural Development in Independent India / Nicholas S. Hopkins
The Rhetoric of Epidemic in India: News Coverage of AIDS / Mark Allen Peterson
The Fragmentation of Culture in Afghanistan / Larry Goodson
My Place in the World / Bapsi Sidhwa, Preeti Singh
Memories of Faiz / Sabiha T. Aydelott.
This issue of Alif explores a considerable variety of themes and problems that exist in contemporary south Asia, offering perspectives on poetry and fiction, popular culture and mythmaking, as well as the enduring resonance on Gandhian rhetoric and philosophy. Contributors confront environmental degradation and social injustice, post-colonial interpretations of Shakespeare, and the terrifying plague of AIDS, perhaps the first truly global epidemic. Despite the undeniable serious problems that afflict the people of south Asia, there is also much to celebrate after half a century of independence. There is a pervasive sense that the subcontinent has finally emerged from lingering shadows of the British Raj, asserting a new and ascendant identity, through art, literature, music, film, and other forms of popular culture. (source: Nielsen Book Data)