"The Fetishism of the Original": Anglo-Indian History and Literature in I. Allan Sealy's "The Trotter-Nama"

Loretta M. Mijares

Abstract


In this article, Mijares examines the first major attempt to re-imagine the history of Anglo-Indians outside of the convention of tragic realism: I. Allan Sealy’s The Trotter-Nama (1988). She investigates not only why the figure of the Eurasian continues to hold fascination for contemporary writers, but also how the formal experimentations of this “postmodern historiographic metafiction” (Hutcheon) challenge those of its predecessors most notably Midnight’s Children.


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