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What Is a Classic?Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon$
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Ankhi Mukherjee

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804785211

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.001.0001

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Shakespeare in India

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What Is a Classic?

Ankhi Mukherjee

Stanford University Press

Examining a range of popular adaptations of Shakespeare in colonial and postcolonial India, the chapter considers the possibility of a consensual Shakespeare across languages and cultures. Each singular example defines anew the relation of this world text to the mythopoeic heritage and the many languages and lived realities of the heterotopic subcontinent.

Keywords:   Translation, race, gender, Shakespeare in India, politics, performance

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