The Dynamics of Knowledge Production
Raeesa Usmani (ed.)
Travel Writing, narratives on travels, has multitudinous possibilities, still, unexplored. Travel writing facilitates alternatives and representations to re-discover, re-live and re-experience places, people and memories from different approaches. Every dimension presented by a travel writer through wide-ranging gazes, whether academic and/or critical, personal and/or creative, brings experiences of ‘others’ to life. Writing about travelling helps widening the exclusive discourse on travel narratives, either as prose or verse, which, in turn, brings out expansive interpretations that can enable the international readership to take a peek into the world of different viewers /onlookers /travellers, while following their individual Gaze.
Therefore, the edited book makes a significant contribution to understand how these varied perspectives might intersect with one another. How does travel narrative enables the unsettling of space and identities by asking questions of unsettling ideas of belonging?
Travel Writing via Sea Fiction: A Critique of Yann Martel's Life of Pi
Western Gaze and Indigenous Representations: A Postcolonial Critique of Travels Sake Dean Mohamed
Heart of Dark-ness as a Travel Fiction: Fantasized Discourse with Altered Representations
Jaa Simran, Jee Le Apni Zindagi: Women Travelers in Hindi Cinema
Reading Travel Beyond Stereotype in William Coxe’s Travel into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark
Gender Trouble when Gender Travels: Locating the Discursive Identities in Shivya Nath’s The Shooting Star
Stella Chitralekha Biswas
The Travels and Travails of a Bengali: Reading Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Palamau.
Trekking in Dang: Rendezvous with Nature
Connecting with My Roots at Kattapanna
A Boot of One’s Own
Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca
Travelling with Mary Hopkins
ISBN 9783969391235. Linguistics Edition 135. 108pp. 2022.