More than Language and Literature: Postcolonial Connections and Linguistic Paradigms in Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s Indian English Fiction

Esterino Adami (Università degli Studi di Torino)

Abstract

L’articolo tratta dei legami transdisciplinari fra lingua e letteratura nel contesto postcoloniale, concentrandosi sulla scena letteraria indiana di lingua inglese. L’articolo sottolinea l’importanza di un approccio al testo letterario che tenga presente aspetti linguistici per svelare complesse questioni identitarie. In quest’ottica, viene presentata un’analisi preliminare di alcuni racconti tratti da The Adivasi Will Not Dance (2017) di Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, uno scrittore della comunità adivasi, i cosiddetti ‘tribali’. I racconti, che descrivono lo sfruttamento di tale comunità, presentano una notevole ricchezza stilistica grazie al Indian English, ai prestiti dalla lingua santhali, e al gioco fra i vari registri del testo.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-155

Parole chiave
Language and literature, Indian English, identity, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Adivasi.

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