By Antoinette Burton

In Africa within the Indian Imagination Antoinette Burton reframes our figuring out of the postcolonial Afro-Asian harmony that emerged from the 1955 Bandung convention. Afro-Asian harmony is better understood, Burton contends, by utilizing friction as a lens to reveal the racial, classification, gender, sexuality, caste, and political tensions during the postcolonial worldwide South. concentrating on India's imagined dating with Africa, Burton historicizes Africa's position within the emergence of a coherent postcolonial Indian id. She indicates how—despite Bandung's rhetoric of equality and brotherhood—Indian identification echoed colonial racial hierarchies in its subordination of Africans and blackness. Underscoring Indian anxiousness over Africa and hard the narratives and dearly held assumptions that presume a sentimentalized, nostalgic, and fraternal heritage of Afro-Asian team spirit, Burton demonstrates the continuing want for anti-heroic, vexed, and fractious postcolonial critique. 
 

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