Anxieties of Empire and the Fiction of Intrigue

Anxieties of Empire and the Fiction of Intrigue

Focusing on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century stories of detection, policing, and espionage by British and South Asian writers, Yumna Siddiqi presents an original and compelling exploration of the cultural anxieties created by imperialism. She suggests that while colonial writers use narratives of intrigue to endorse imperial rule, postcolonial writers turn the generic conventions and topography of the fiction of intrigue on its head, launching a critique of… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (December 28, 2007)

Parent ISBN: 9780231138086

Language: English


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