This two-part series of international workshops proposes to study Indian literature as a field of comparative literature using the lens of regional literary modernisms. It takes as its premise that the study of modern Indian literatures must simultaneously attend to geographically specific aesthetic, linguistic, and identity concerns, as well as the larger regional, national, and global processes of which these concerns are a part. The series thus considers how the field of modern Indian literature might look differently were it imagined as constituted through historically situated interactions between literary and extra-literary texts and actors and what comparative methodologies might be most appropriate for understanding them.
Institut Français de Pondichéry
French Institute of Pondicherry
UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE