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Mosarrap Khan | Everyday Life, Defamiliarization, and Desire in Pakistani Anglophone Fiction
November 30, 2012, 3:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Mosarrap Khan, English
Respondents: Rochelle Almeida, Global Liberal Studies and Toral Gajarawala, English
Friday, November 30, 2012
Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
Through a reading of contemporary Pakistani Anglophone fiction, this paper proposes to illustrate that ‘everyday life’ enables the emergence of a new notion of Muslim self negotiating the sacral and the secular/mundane. Further, the paper will chart a genealogy of that negotiation since the colonial times, as enunciated in Ahmed Ali’s Twilight in Delhi (1940).