The Commonwealth, Comparative Literature and the World




(Gulmohar Press, 1988)




" 'Mais quoy, ils ne pourtent point de haut de chausses.' The bruising irony in the final line of Montaigne's penetrating analysis of cultures without--in both senses--the Western tradition remains pertinent, as is shown by Professor Hashmi in this volume... ."  Christopher Smith, NEW COMPARISON

"Alamgir Hashmi's [work] is very relevant today, fresh and interesting, because it proceeds to a study and research of literature from a novel aspect but on a unifying basis.... The author has come up with new insights into literary research, a fact that deserves appreciation, and he has succeeded in justifying his approach and in applying it. Prof. A. Hashmi's book has to be considered as a contribution in the development of contemporary literary science."  J. Mucka, ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES

"Given the explosion of writing in English from around the world, we need to move beyond cultural nationalism toward an international and comparative approach to literature in English. I am in complete agreement with Hashmi here and consider his work in this direction to be extremely important."  Reed Way Dasenbrock, WORLD LITERATURE TODAY