Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics

Sourit Bhattacharya (Editor), Arka Chattopadhyay (Editor), Samrat Sengupta (Editor)

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The book aims to introduce the Bengali writer (1948-2014) to a global audience through some of his short stories and poems in English translation and a series of critical essays on his works. A political commitment to literature frames Nabarun Bhattacharya's aesthetic project and the volume wishes to tease out the various perspectives on this complex meeting of politics and aesthetics. Be it the novel on dogs or those on petro-pollution and the machine, the political question in Nabarun echoes significant contemporary issues, such as animal rights, global warming and techno-capitalism. This opens up the possibility of questioning the traditional paradigm of humanist values in a world of catastrophic and violent encounters such as nuclear war or holocaust, which keeps returning in Nabarun's works.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages314
ISBN (Electronic)9789388630511, 9789389812480, 9789389812473
ISBN (Print)9789388630504, 9789388630498
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2020


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