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Final Frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India

Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee

Abstract

This is the first book-length study of the relationship between science fiction, the techno-scientific policies of independent India, and the global non-aligned movement that emerged as a response to Cold War and decolonization. Today, science-fiction writers are often used as government advisors on techno-scientific and defence policies. Such relationships between literature, policy and geo-politics have a long and complex history. Glimpses of this history can be seen in the case of the first generation of post-colonial Indian science fiction writers and their critical entanglements with both ... More

Keywords: Indian science fiction, ‘Nehruvian science’, Professor Shonku, Ghana-da, Non-Aligned Movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620283
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620283.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, author