Trauma and referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya's famine novels.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Bhabani Bhattacharya
      famine
      minor
      performativity
      referential
    • Abstract:
      Bhabani Bhattacharya's novels, So Many Hungers! and He Who Rides a Tiger, provide an epistemological alternative to imperial narratives about the Bengal famine of 1943, that aligns with the concept of the minor as a cultural counter-discourse. Bhattacharya resists representations of a passive, humble population accustomed to poverty by featuring individuated characters with a realist aesthetic. Yet, realism is fractured by the mnemonic (silence, screams, ellipsis), and Bhattacharya shifts protagonists from referential to performative notions of identity. These techniques produce a sense of kinship with the famine victims and question the possibility of the referential representation of trauma. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      7464
    • ISSN:
      0921-3740
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0921374019900699
    • Accession Number:
      142064009
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BOUTAGHOU, M.; JEAN-FRANÇOIS, E. B.; SINHA, B. Trauma and referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s famine novels. Cultural Dynamics, [s. l.], v. 32, n. 1/2, p. 68–81, 2020. DOI 10.1177/0921374019900699. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=142064009. Acesso em: 27 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Boutaghou M, Jean-François EB, Sinha B. Trauma and referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s famine novels. Cultural Dynamics. 2020;32(1/2):68-81. doi:10.1177/0921374019900699
    • APA:
      Boutaghou, M., Jean-François, E. B., & Sinha, B. (2020). Trauma and referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s famine novels. Cultural Dynamics, 32(1/2), 68–81. https://doi.org/10.1177/0921374019900699
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Boutaghou, Maya, Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, and Babli Sinha. 2020. “Trauma and Referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s Famine Novels.” Cultural Dynamics 32 (1/2): 68–81. doi:10.1177/0921374019900699.
    • Harvard:
      Boutaghou, M., Jean-François, E. B. and Sinha, B. (2020) ‘Trauma and referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s famine novels’, Cultural Dynamics, 32(1/2), pp. 68–81. doi: 10.1177/0921374019900699.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Boutaghou, M, Jean-François, EB & Sinha, B 2020, ‘Trauma and referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s famine novels’, Cultural Dynamics, vol. 32, no. 1/2, pp. 68–81, viewed 27 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Boutaghou, Maya, et al. “Trauma and Referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s Famine Novels.” Cultural Dynamics, vol. 32, no. 1/2, Feb. 2020, pp. 68–81. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0921374019900699.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Boutaghou, Maya, Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, and Babli Sinha. “Trauma and Referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s Famine Novels.” Cultural Dynamics 32, no. 1/2 (February 2020): 68–81. doi:10.1177/0921374019900699.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Boutaghou M, Jean-François EB, Sinha B. Trauma and referentiality in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s famine novels. Cultural Dynamics [Internet]. 2020 Feb [cited 2020 Oct 27];32(1/2):68–81. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=142064009