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44.1 | 2021

Edited by Jaine Chemmachery


The six essays of “Renaissance” ponder the ways in which postcolonial literatures engage with the concepts of rebirth, renewal and renaissance. They discuss how some works draw upon the Renaissance or past epochs, how others re-imagine historical events such as the various Partitions which occurred in the Indian sub-continent or revisit genres and tropes from Indigenous perspectives or through translation; some essays particularly invite us to question our methodological practices and devise new ones. All the following contributions offer us perspectives based on some idea of renaissance, whether this means expanding our knowledge of the past by revisiting it, rethinking our current world or imagining sustainable future(s).

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