Tracing a genealogy of colonial discourse, Suleri focuses on
paradigmatic moments in the multiple stories generated by the
British colonization of the Indian subcontinent. Both the
literature of imperialism and its postcolonial aftermath emerge
here as a series of guilty transactions between two cultures that
are equally evasive and uncertain of their own authority.
"A dense, witty, and richly allusive book . . . an extremely valuable contribution to postcolonial cultural studies as well as to the whole area of literary criticism."--Jean Sudrann, "Choice"