The Postcolonial World presents an overview of the field and extends critical debate in exciting new directions. It provides an important and timely reappraisal of postcolonialism as an aesthetic, political, and historical movement, and of postcolonial studies as a multidisciplinary, transcultural field. Essays map the terrain of the postcolonial as a global phenomenon at the intersection of several disciplinary inquiries. Framed by an introductory chapter and a concluding essay, the eight sections examine:

  • Affective, Postcolonial Histories
  • Postcolonial Desires
  • Religious Imaginings
  • Postcolonial Geographies and Spatial Practices
  • Human Rights and Postcolonial Conflicts
  • Postcolonial Cultures and Digital Humanities
  • Ecocritical Inquiries in Postcolonial Studies
  • Postcolonialism versus Neoliberalism

The Postcolonial World looks afresh at re-emerging conditions of postcoloniality in the twenty-first century and draws on a wide range of representational strategies, cultural practices, material forms, and affective affiliations. The volume is an essential reading for scholars and students of postcolonialism.

chapter |32 pages


ByJyotsna G. Singh

part |2 pages

Part I: Affective, Postcolonial Histories

chapter 1|18 pages

On postcolonial happiness

ByAnanya Jahanara Kabir

chapter 3|18 pages

Affective histories and Partition narratives in postcolonial South Asia: Qurratulain Hyder’s Sita Betrayed

BySouth Asia: Qurratulain Hyder’s Sita Betrayed Rituparna Mitra

part |2 pages

Part V: Human Rights and Postcolonial Conflicts

part |2 pages

Part VI: Postcolonial Cultures and Digital Humanities

chapter 19|18 pages

Breaking and building: The case of postcolonial digital humanities

ByRoopika Risam

chapter 20|16 pages

Subaltern archives, digital historiographies

ByAngel David Nieves, Siobhan Senier

part |2 pages

Part VIII: Postcolonialism Versus Neoliberalism