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The Resource Australianama : the south Asian odyssey in Australia, Samia Khatun ; [adapted by Stan Lamond]

Australianama : the south Asian odyssey in Australia, Samia Khatun ; [adapted by Stan Lamond]

Label
Australianama : the south Asian odyssey in Australia
Title
Australianama
Title remainder
the south Asian odyssey in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Samia Khatun ; [adapted by Stan Lamond]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first major history of South Asian migration to Australia. Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of various peoples colonised by the British Empire to chart a history of South Asian diaspora. Australianama (The Book of Australia) composes a history of Muslims in Australia through Sufi poetry, Urdu travel tales, Persian dream texts and Arabic concepts, as well as Wangkangurru song-poetry, Arabunna women's stories and Kuyani histories, leading readers through the rich worlds of non-white peoples that are missing from historical records. Khatun challenges a central idea that powerfully shapes history books across the Anglophone world: that European knowledge traditions are superior to the epistemologies of the colonised. Arguing that Aboriginal and South Asian language sources are keys to the vast, complex libraries that belie colonised geographies, Australianama shows that stories in colonised tongues can transform the very ground from which we view past, present and future
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khatun, Samia
Dewey number
303.482
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lamond, Stan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • East Indians
  • Muslims
  • Acculturation
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
Australianama : the south Asian odyssey in Australia, Samia Khatun ; [adapted by Stan Lamond]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065200021
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
xviii, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780702262623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimilies, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1096382556
Label
Australianama : the south Asian odyssey in Australia, Samia Khatun ; [adapted by Stan Lamond]
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065200021
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
xviii, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780702262623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimilies, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1096382556

Library Locations

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