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Baer, Ben Conisbee

Works: 3 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 1,412 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History 
Roles: Translator, Author
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Most widely held works by Ben Conisbee Baer
The tale of Hansuli Turn by Tārāśaṅkara Bandyopādhyāẏa( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een bevolkingsgroep in West-Bengalen krijgt tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog een onderling geschil over de moderne tijd
Indigenous vanguards : education, national liberation, and the limits of modernism by Ben Conisbee Baer( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interwar period witnessed an unprecedented emergence of anticolonial movements in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Their vanguard intellectuals were preoccupied with the education of future postcolonial citizens, hoping to teach independent thought and enable participation in a nonimperial world. In order to undo the cultural destruction of colonialism, they sought to reimagine indigenous collective forms at the same time as drawing upon structures and technologies of modern public education. In Indigenous Vanguards, Ben Conisbee Baer provides a theoretical and historical account of the relationships between modern literature, representations of indigeneity by cultural vanguards, and practices of teaching and learning in colonial zones from the 1920s to the 1940s. He shows how modernizing educative projects existed in complex tension with impulses to indigenize liberation movements, and how this tension manifests as a central aspect of modernist aesthetics. Offering new readings of figures such as Alain Locke, Léopold Senghor, Aimé C ésaire, D. H. Lawrence, Rabindranath Tagore, and Mahatma Gandhi, Baer draws unexpected connections among colonial intellectuals and artists that underscore the importance of class and educational continuities. The first study of modernism and colonialism that encompasses the central place of teaching and learning both in modernist aesthetics and on the part of writer-activists, Indigenous Vanguards forges new links between literary modernism and postcolonialism in a transnational, multilingual frame
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The tale of Hansuli Turn
English (11)