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dc.contributor.authorKazmi, Zehra
dc.identifier.citationKazmi , Z 2022 , ' “Golden hour” : nostalgia and the demise of the Muslim urban space in Twilight in Delhi and Sunlight on a Broken Column ' , Journal of Postcolonial Writing , vol. Latest Articles .
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dc.description.abstractThis article explores how changing cityscapes of (post)colonial urban transition contribute to the creation of nostalgic longing in Twilight in Delhi and Sunlight on a Broken Column. Drawing from recent scholarship, it focuses on the memorialization of space and compares the ways in which narrative memory frames the perception of urbanization in both texts. Further, this study also examines the cultural location of this nostalgia and articulates the categorization of a specific Muslim nostalgia, which comes from the recognition of the anticipated political and social exclusion of the community in contemporary India. The article analyses the impact of the transformation of the city with colonization and decolonization on Muslims, as narrated in both texts. Borrowing from Svetlana Boym’s twin concepts of reflective and restorative nostalgia as analytical frameworks, a close reading reveals significantly contrasting literary perspectives when it comes to narrating the flux between modernity and tradition within the Indo Muslim imagination.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectAhmed Alien
dc.subjectAttia Hosainen
dc.subjectSunlight on a Broken Columnen
dc.subjectTwilight in Delhien
dc.subjectSvetlana Boymen
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.subjectSDG 10 - Reduced Inequalitiesen
dc.subjectSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communitiesen
dc.title“Golden hour” : nostalgia and the demise of the Muslim urban space in Twilight in Delhi and Sunlight on a Broken Columnen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Englishen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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