From Punch to Matˡvālā: Transcultural Lives of a Literary Format

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Part of the Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context book series (TRANSCULT)

Abstract

Punch, or the London Charivari was a popular nineteenth-century English satirical periodical not only in Britain but also outside its national territory. While much has been written about the history of the periodical in Britain, Punch’s transcultural lives as a literary format beyond Britain is yet to be documented. This chapter attempts to map its transcultural journey in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Hindi literary sphere. I will begin by delineating the characteristic features of Punch. At the risk of simplification it can be summarised as follows:

Keywords

Late Nineteenth Century Literary Culture Literary Format Lower Caste Colonial Government 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of History of Presidency UniversityKolkataIndia

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