The Lost Land of Lemuria

The Lost Land of Lemuria

Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories

eBook - 2004
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During the nineteenth century, Lemuria was imagined as a land that once bridged India and Africa but disappeared into the ocean millennia ago, much like Atlantis. A sustained meditation on a lost place from a lost time, this elegantly written book is the first to explore Lemuria's incarnations across cultures, from Victorian-era science to Euro-American occultism to colonial and postcolonial India. The Lost Land of Lemuria widens into a provocative exploration of the poetics and politics of loss to consider how this sentiment manifests itself in a fascination with vanished homelands, hidden ci.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004
ISBN: 9781597347235
159734723X
9780520931855
0520931858
9781282357693
1282357697
9780520244405
0520244400
9780520240322
0520240324
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xvii, 334 pages) : maps

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