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Book Review: Sarbani Sen Vengadasalam. (2019). New Postcolonial Dialectics: an Intercultural Comparison of Indian and Nigerian English Plays. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Abha Sood
Published 2020

Abstract

Vengadasalam's book offers a comparison of the literary and artistic practices and philosophies of three authors, two from India (Rabindranath Tagore and Badal Sircar) and one from Nigeria (Wole Soyinka), by examining their dramatic works: four plays in total, which offer an evaluation of the pre and post-independence national environment. Vengadaslam posits that the existing terminology for examining their work in the postcolonial context is insufficient and suggests a new term: “intercultural” to fully explore the magnitude of these writers' art and the extent of their influence.

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