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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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Entanglement and Dis-Entanglement in Vandana Singh’s Short Fiction

Entanglement and Dis-Entanglement in Vandana Singh’s Short Fiction

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(p.232) Entanglement and Dis-Entanglement in Vandana Singh’s Short Fiction
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Dis-Orienting Planets
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Graham J. Murphy

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0017

In his essay “Entanglement and Dis-Entanglement in Vandana Singh’s Short Fiction,” Graham J. Murphy investigates Vandana Singh’s subtle intersections of utopianism, human-animal affairs, and biophilia, defined loosely as a deeply-felt and profound connection with the natural world. For Murphy, stories such as “Entanglement” (2014) and “Are You Sannata 3159?” (2010) stage various issues of globalization and (dis)entanglement experienced by human and nonhuman animals alike, who are enmeshed in ever-expanding and all-consuming urban centers, including (but not limited to) the growing metropolises of India that are prevalent in Singh’s fictions.

Keywords:   Utopia, Biophilia, India, Animal, entanglement

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