The University of Texas at Austin Libraries is developing a collection of popular and pulp fiction in the regional languages of South Asia. These novels, novellas and serialized stories help us challenge what qualifies as “worthy” both in terms of style and substance while also providing a unique lens through which themes of gender, sexuality, caste & religion, authority can be explored. Beyond literary content, the graphic covers are also of great interest.
The entire collection is discoverable through the UT Library catalog, including by language:
The collection is UT's "niche" contribution to the South Asia Cooperative Collection Development Workshops.
We have been creating small exhibits as introductions to authors and themes within the Popular and Pulp Fiction Collection. Please visit:
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