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Saturday, 30 December

703. South Asian Literature: Dialectics of the Cosmopolitan and the Indigenous

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Jefferson, Loews

Program arranged by the South Asian Literary Association

Presiding: Joylette Williams Samuels, Nassau Community Coll., State Univ. of New York

1. “The Fault Lines That Split My Imagined Earth: Meena Alexander’s Politics of Language,” Joylette Williams Samuels

2. “Transnationalism, Indigeneity, and Identity: Anita Desai’s Journey to Ithaca,” Kamal D. Verma, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Johnstown

3. “Cosmopolitan versus Indigenous: Reading Lalitambika Antherjanam,” Nalini Iyer, Seattle Univ.

4. “In between the Local and the Global: Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things,” Reena Dube, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

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