Imaginary Homeland - Postcolonial Studies - Unit 2
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1.)“Imaginary Homeland” is the collection of the essay written between _ and _.
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2.) In the year 1988 Salman Rushdie published his most controversial work _.
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3.)Which essay gives description about “past” and “present” memories of Salman Rushdie?
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4.)Which essay based on “ Power of British empire” on black people?
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5.)During British rule in India a new Anglo-Indian dictionary came into existence about which Salman Rushdie writes. Which is that dictionary as well as the name of the essay?
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6.) Salman Rushdie was asked whether he is British or Indian ? He replied, "The formulation Indian born British writer." Identify the essay.
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7.)After all the things the form of the film, opulent, lavish , overpowers and finally crushes the man at its center. About which movie does Rushdie talks about?
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8.) Salman Rushdie won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his second novel _
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9.) _____________ Literature is used to cover the literary works from territories that were once part of the British Empire, but it usually excludes books from the United Kingdom unless these are produced by resident writers who originate from a former colony.
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10. In which essay Salman Rushdie wrote this: "I recently met the distinguished Gujarati novelist, Suresh Joshi. He told me that he cold write in Hindi but felt obliged to write in Gujarati because it was a language under threat. Not form English, or the West: from Hindi."
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11. In which essay Salman Rushdie wrote this: "And so it's interesting to remember that when Mahatma Gandhi, the father of an earlier freedom movement, came to England and was asked what he thought of English civilization, he replied: 'I think it would be a good idea'."
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12. Which of the following reasons might have attracted Attenborough to make film on Gandhi?
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13. The central theme of essay 'On Palestine' is . . . .
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14. The central theme of essay 'Attenborough's Gandhi' is . . . .
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15. The central theme of essay 'Commonwealth literature does not exist ' is . . . .
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16. The central theme of essay 'The Empire within Britain' is . . . .
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17. The central theme of essay 'Hobson-Jobson' is . . . .
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18. The central theme of essay 'Imaginary Homelands' is . . . .
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19. In which essay does Rushdie write: "This is why I made my narrator, Saleem, suspect in his narration; his mistakes are the mistakes of a fallible memory compounded by quirks of character and of circumstance, and his vision is fragmentary. It may be that when the Indian writer who writes from outside India tries to reflect that world, he is obliged to deal in broken mirrors, some of whose fragments have been irretrievably lost
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20. Identify the essay in which this lines appear: " The British Empire,many 'pundits' now agree, descended like a 'juggernaut' upon the 'barbicans' of the East, in search of 'loot'. The 'moguls' of the 'raj' went in 'palanquins', smoking 'cheroots', to sip 'toddy' or 'sherbet' on the 'verandahs' of the 'gymkhana' club, while the 'memsahibs' fretted about the 'thugs' in 'bandannas' and 'dungarees' who roamed the night like 'pariahs' plotting 'ghoulish' deeds."
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21. Which Indian word meant 'anything good, first-rate in quality, genuine, pleasant or advantageous'?
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22. Hobson-Jobson - the dictionary's title originates in the cries of __________ uttered by Shia Muslims during the Muharram processions.
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23. "The earth is squeezing us. I wish we were its wheat so we could die and live again. I wish the earth was our mother, So she'd be kind to us". Identify the poet.
This is from 'On Palestinian Identity' - essay by S Rushdie
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24. The Picture on the cover is really quite extraordinary - a man with a kind of starburst on the right lens of his glasses. As you say, he has been blinded by a bullet in one eye, bur has learned to live with it. He is still wearing the spectacles . . . and still smiling. Name the photographer and the essay in which Salman Rushdie refers to it.
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