Preti Taneja is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Shakespeare at Queen Mary University of London and Warwick University. Research interests include postcolonial literature, Shakespeare, gender.

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"King Lear", ‘Divide and Rule’, and Contemporary India: Reading King Lear as a Postcolonial Text to Critique Patriarchal Nationalism in Contemporary India

This paper reads "King Lear" as a postcolonial critique of patriarchal nationalism in India. It considers the impact of 'divide and rule' on gender relations during Partition and today.

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Published Online: October 16, 2014