Introduction Part I: The Limits of Memory The City Beautiful: Remembering and Dismembering Chandigarh I Didn't Kill Gandhi: Memory and the Bollywood Assassin A. Sivanandan, Romesh Gunesekera and the Crisis of Sri Lankan Histories Part II: The Texts of Memory Salman Rushdie's Alternative Historiographies Body Politics and the Body Politic: Memory as Human Inscription in Anil's Ghost and What the Body Remembers 'A Land Outside Space, An Expanse Without Distances': Amitav Ghosh, Kamila Shamsie and the Maps of Memory.
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Spanning multiple sites of cultural production in South Asia, this book investigates the deeply ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, Kamila Shamsie and Amitav Ghosh create unusual ways to indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past and in so doing, he expands memory studies in new, provocative directions. (source: Nielsen Book Data)