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Introduction

Scribes scholars and annotations
ByVijay Mishra

The introductory chapter sets down an account of Western and Oriental scholia traditions pointing out the use of annotations in both these traditions. The larger question of the place of annotations in bibliography and textual criticism is then addressed with a view to establishing their role in postcolonial annotations with reference to the Salman Rushdie “classical corpus”. Since there is no single rationale of literary annotations, it is suggested that annotating the postcolonial requires glossatory techniques that emphasize both notes of recovery as well as notes of explanation.