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South Asia, Subaltern, Postcolonial, Spirit possession, Archive, Marginalized, Feminism
In this paper, I argue how Humayun Ahmed's Debi offers insight into the function that archives play in creating radical nationalism in a country like Bangladesh; how these archives work to consolidate political power for a select few, and how they further subjugate and silence the country’s subalterns.
Islam, Nilima, "Humayun Ahmed and Archival Hauntings: The Subaltern Experience of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh as Portrayed in Debi" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.
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