Suparno Banerjee’s Indian Science Fiction: Patterns, History and Hybridity.


  • Sobia Kiran


In Indian Science Fiction: Patterns, History and Hybridity (ISF), Suparno Banerjee highlights the hybridity of Indian sf by evaluating its creation at the intersection of Indian and Western cultures and proceeds to develop this theme along with other patterns more elaborately.
Banerjee is an associate professor of English and an established scholar on Indian sf with many scholarly publications to his credit, including his dissertation, Other Tomorrows: Postcoloniality, Science Fiction and India (2010), which studies Indian sf from a postcolonial perspective, arguing that it “intervenes in the history-oriented discourse of postcolonial Anglophone Indian literature and refocuses attention on the nation’s future” by negotiating “the stigma of colonialism to a nation emerging as a new world power” (1).