Abstract

This article explores how the descendants of Indian migrants to Mauritius in Indo-Mauritian writer Barlem Pyamootoo's novel and film Bénarès, named after the sacred city in India, not only re-inscribe the signifier Banaras as a sign of colonial conquest and ownership, but use it to remember and re-imagine their homeland in their new home.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 46-62
Launched on MUSE
2010-07-02
Open Access
No
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