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Ruvani Ranasinha's fourth book "Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction: Gender, Narration and Globalisation" published by Palgrave Macmillan is an addition to her oeuvre on South Asian Writers, except that, with this book she moves away from the South Asian writers in Britain to a broader area of contemporary South Asian women novelists and their post-colonial fiction. An extensively well researched book, inclusive of allusions, from a plethora of texts, forms the introduction along with all that has been written about the South Asian women, and diaspora writers. This book marks the shift in the trends in diasporic writing and deconstructs many a prejudice that mars the open reading of the contemporary diasporic writing.
South Asiaor Southern Asiais the southern region of the Asian continentwhich comprises the sub-Himalayan SAARC countries and, for some authoritiesadjoining countries to the west and east. Topographically, it is dominated by the Indian Platewhich rises above sea level as Nepal and northern parts of India situated south of the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. South Asia covers about 5.
The first reference of its kind, this encyclopedia covers topics related to literature written in English by authors who were either born in South Asia or who identify themselves with that region. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries on novelists, novels, and cinematic adaptations, as well as poets, dramatists, autobiographers, short story writers, theoreticians, critical terms, themes, genres, literary movements, and key historical events. Entries are written by expert contributors and suggest works for further reading.
Muslims can be found in all mainland countries, but the most significant populations are in southern Thailand and western Burma Arakan. The Cham people of central Vietnam and Cambodia are also Muslim. Islam is the state religion in Malaysia and Brunei.
Originally designed in the s to support the New York State 9thth grade Global History requirement, the themes are designed to provide an infrastructure for the myriad facts and dates encountered in studying the long histories of the East Asian countries. The themes are reprinted here for educators seeking new perspectives to bring to bear on the individual histories of each of the East Asian countries — China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam — and of South and Southeast Asia also. These "central themes" are distinctive, and recurrent, so that they are touched on again and again under different categories, until a portrait of cultural difference is accumulated.
South Asia is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, in some contexts, the adjoining countries to the west and east. South Asian nations have been experiencing the profound political evolution of democratization over the last few decades. At the same time, the region remains the focal point of growing international attention and concern on account of nuclear proliferation, the rise of Islamic militancy and the anti-terror war, the emergence of India as a global power, and regional efforts for cooperation.
The term "South Asian literature" refers to the literary works of writers from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora. Works from BhutanMyanmarTibetand the Maldives are sometimes also included. South Asian literature is written in English as well as the many national and regional languages of the region. For more information, see WikiGanesh.