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The Resource Australianama : the South Asian odyssey in Australia, Samia Khatun

Australianama : the South Asian odyssey in Australia, Samia Khatun

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Australianama : the South Asian odyssey in Australia
Title
Australianama
Title remainder
the South Asian odyssey in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Samia Khatun
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of various peoples colonised by the British Empire to chart a history of South Asian diaspora. Australia has long been an outpost of Anglo empires in the Indian Ocean world, today the site of military infrastructure central to the surveillance of ‘Muslim-majority’ countries across the region. Imperial knowledges from Australian territories contribute significantly to the Islamic–Western binary of the post-Cold War era. In narrating a history of Indian Ocean connections from the perspectives of those colonised by the British, Khatun highlights alternative contexts against which to consider accounts of non-white people. Australianama challenges a central idea that powerfully shapes history books across the Anglophone world: the colonial myth that European knowledge traditions are superior to the epistemologies of the colonised. Arguing that Aboriginal and South Asian language sources are keys to the vast, complex libraries that belie colonised geographies, Khatun shows that stories in colonised tongues can transform the very ground from which we view past, present and future. - Sourced from blurb
Cataloging source
YDX
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Khatun, Samia
Dewey number
303.48294054
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • East Indians
  • South Asians
Label
Australianama : the South Asian odyssey in Australia, Samia Khatun
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Index: 263 - 286 pages
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 235-255
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Book of Sand
Control code
000064821538
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 286 pages,16 unumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9781849049696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits;
Label
Australianama : the South Asian odyssey in Australia, Samia Khatun
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Index: 263 - 286 pages
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 235-255
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Book of Sand
Control code
000064821538
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 286 pages,16 unumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9781849049696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits;

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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