I Too Have Some Dreams explores the work of N. M. Rashed, Urdu's renowned modernist poet, whose career spans the last years of British India and the early decades of postcolonial South Asia. A. Sean Pue argues that Rashed's poetry carved out a distinct role for literature in the maintenance of doubt, providing a platform for challenging the certainty of collective ideologies and opposing the evolving forms of empire and domination. This finely crafted study offers a timely contribution to global modernist studies and to modern South Asian literary history.
A. Sean Pue is Associate Professor of Hindi Language and South Asian Literature and Culture at Michigan State University.
Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration Introduction 1. Embodiment 2. Position Without Identity 3. Allegory and Collectivity 4. Temporality Conclusion: Hasan the Potter Appendix: Poems in Transliteration and Translation Notes Bibliography Index