Intimating the Sacred: Religion in Malaysian Fiction

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Abstract

Four main objectives underpin this study: to introduce Anglophone Malaysian literature to a wider, international readership; to identify the varied dimensions of religion and religiosity in Malaysian fiction in English, and what they reveal about identity and nationhood; to demonstrate the manner in which these narratives provide crucial insights into the "cultural memory" of a people, rather than as documents about "the nation" and to reveal the intersections between religion and other facets of identity such as class, gender and sexuality. The book is aimed at postgraduate students and researchers interested in Malaysian literature and religion. Those interested in the intersections between (post)modernity and religion in the Southeast Asian region will also find this book useful. Also, students and researchers interested in the configurations of women and postcoloniality from a religious perspective may also find this book insightful.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Number of pages281
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789888053889
ISBN (Print)9789888083213
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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