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Politics of Life Writing: A Study of Mahatma Gandhi’s


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  • ISBN13:9788193316924
  • ISBN10:8193316924
  • Publisher:Zorba Books
  • Language:English
  • Author:Rajesh V. Nair
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Year:2016
  • Pages:154
  • SUPC: SDL527270595

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"The book entitled Politics of Life Writing: A Study of Gandhi’s Select English Biographies, examines the politics of narration in biography, a genre characterized by ideological clashes and contestations with both hegemonic and counter- hegemonic discourses opposing against each other. However, it becomes even more significant when versions of a single life circulate in society and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as a subject is analyzed to identify some ideologically - motivated narrative techniques. Thrust is given to the politics of narration and this book argues that biography is a privileging genre with profound ideological leanings. A two-fold classification of Gandhi’s English biographies is made as a starting point – ‘making’ and ‘unmaking’ of the subject. In the case of the ‘making’ type of biographies, biographers’ agenda is to create a positive image of the subject and it may range from glorification to icon - making. On the other hand, the ‘unmaking’ biographers try to blast the image and it varies from vilification to outright debunking. "

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