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Postcolonial in the Postmodern-Or, The Political after Modernity

A crucial issue fat any cultural or political theory today is, what are the consequences of the challenge to the modernist interpretation of modernity presented by theory and by globalisation, and what happens to notions such as national identity, sovereignty, and citizen-subject, in this paper the author examines these issues by looking at three different scenarios of postcolonial political identity, illustrated by writings of modernist writer U R Ananthamurthy, cultural theorist Geeta Kapur and philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah.

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