Calypso and Krishna’s Flute: The Indo-Caribbean Woman’s Moving Body

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dc.contributor.author Kabir, Ananya
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-26T18:10:54Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-26T18:10:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/16301
dc.description.abstract Caribbean poet Christian Campbell’s (2010) account of his Indian great-grandmother Nita’s rejection of markers of her culture and religion for a life with his great-grandfather, a so-called “rootless negro”, reminds us of the complex relations between communities of Indian and African origins in diasporic space, as well as of the Indian woman’s body being used for the maintenance of inter-community boundaries. Indeed, for every Nita who breached those boundaries, there were other Indian women who accepted them and their role as preservers and transmitters of “Indianness”. Yet how intact, really, were those boundaries? Did the movements of calypso and the melody of Krishna’s flute never mingle? How does Indo-Caribbean feminism deal with the issues of tradition, pleasure, enjoyment and transgression that this poem signals through “calypso” and “Krishna’s flute”? en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Issue 6;
dc.subject Caribbean literature en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject dance en_US
dc.title Calypso and Krishna’s Flute: The Indo-Caribbean Woman’s Moving Body en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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