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Dis-Orienting PlanetsRacial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction$
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Isiah Lavender III

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811523

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.001.0001

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India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars

India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars

(p.218) India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars
Dis-Orienting Planets

Suparno Banerjee

University Press of Mississippi

With “India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars,” Suparno Banerjee demonstrates the importance of future-war narratives in the shifting geopolitical posture of India by exploring the genre, origins, and patterns of this SF motif. With particular attention paid to Humphrey Hawksley’s Dragon Fire (2000) and Ruchir Joshi’s The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (2001), Banerjee focuses on perceptions of India by Western as well as Indian authors as they speculate about future-wars, highlighting the disillusionment of a postcolonial nation discarding its utopian ideals by involving itself in regional power-struggles. Banerjee effectively illustrates the different patterns that such contemporary future-war narratives create.

Keywords:   Dystopia, Future War, Geopolitics, Postcolonialism, Democracy

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