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Colonialism / Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba

So according to GR’s rating system, this gets 1 star from me for I did not like it. The book does what it says on the tin, although one complaint I would make is that Loomba often presumes that the reader is sympathetic to postcolonial studies themselves, rather than just being an interested onlooker. You do not currently have access to this article.

The issues are addressed here. Loomba does a good job of presenting as many different postcolomialism as possible to track the evolution of the field, while also illustrating that many ideas are not ‘one size fits all’ solutions to fighting against colonial and neo-colonial oppression. Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions.


I’m not saying there weren’t interesting things, but very few and far between. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?

She currently holds the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English department. Oct 11, SL rated it it was amazing.

While the information presented in Loomba’s introduction to Colonialiam and Postcolonialism was interesting, I thought that the organization was really lacking for a multi-published posttcolonialism work. The book itself is well organised for reference and reading.

This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism.

Colonialism / Postcolonialism

The Goodreads’ scale falls apart when you encounter a book that you admire, but which you didn’t ‘like’ a great deal. Aug 23, Catherine rated it it was ok. Content-wise, Loomba presented a lot of ideas that had no follow-through and I also felt like she brought some excellent, easy to understand ideas for someone new to Postcolonial studies – if only she had pursued them. Can’t remember much of postcolonialim, but I do aniw it as being a particularly dry introduction, if a pretty decent one.

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Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Loomba examines the ways in which structures of knowledge Her writing is clear, and the introduction and conclusion are just as helpful as the content. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture. Paperback2nd editionpages. This book was exhausting, albeit necessary.


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I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I’m not really used to that, but it kind of fits some of the points Loomba is trying to make: I had to read this crappy book before a test at my university. Clear and worth reading. This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study.

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