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dc.contributorMartin, Amy
dc.contributorJones, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisorOsborn, Karen
dc.contributor.authorSwami, Poorna
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T16:18:25Z
dc.date.available2015-12-07T16:18:25Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3734
dc.description.abstractKhayali Pulao is a collection of poetry and prose that weaves my family’s oral accounts into a non-linear family history. The title, an Urdu phrase that could be translated as “Imagined Pilaf,” typically used to describe far-fetched figments of imagination, reflects how the “authenticity” of this history lies in its strokes of fiction. Time is far from logical in this history, and mythology is commonplace stuff—in one poem, my grandmother’s indigo sari becomes a present from the Hindu deity, Krishna. Although I draw from public and private archives, citing texts, photographs, and films, I allow imagination to be my primary archive, and honor the blind-spots and half-truths memory creates when we narrate our selves.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectPoetryen_US
dc.subjectFictionen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectArchivesen_US
dc.subjectTranslationen_US
dc.subjectMemoiren_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectSouth Asiaen_US
dc.subjectPost Colonialen_US
dc.titleKhayali Pulao: Dreaming up the Familyen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2015en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
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