Postcolonial Satire: Indian Fiction and the Reimagining of Menippean Satire


Postcolonial Satire by Amy L. Friedman ’86 positions postcolonial South Asian satiric fiction—by writers such as G. V. Desani, Aubrey Menen, Salman Rushdie, and Irwin Allan Sealy—at the intersection of political resistance writing and the ancient tradition of Menippean satire. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)

"In this scrupulously researched study, Amy L. Friedman clears fertile theoretical ground on which to interpret some of India’s most capacious and impudent novels." —John C. Ball, University of New Brunswick

Amy L. Friedman '86 is associate professor in English and Liberal Studies at Temple University.