This book is a postcolonial interpretation of the Bible, taking into account the wretched situation of the poor and marginalized, and especially the natives who were the victims of colonial power and policies. Drawing on the postcolonial discourse of Edward Said, Frantz Fanon and others, this book attempts at an emancipatory hermeneutics of the Bible, in order to affirm the poor and the marginalized. The author sees the Indian Biblical scholar Prof. Soares-Prabhu as a postcolonial hermeneutic thinker, who ushers in freedom and authenticity for the wretched of the earth.
1. Orientalism and Colonialism: Theory and Practice
2. Postcolonialism: Some Theoretical Considerations
3. Decolonizing Colonial Exegesis: Postcolonial Biblical Readings
4. Concluding Reflections
Some Questions for Refliction
Gargi Mukherjee is currently pursuing her PhD studies from Visva-Bharati University in the Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, founded by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. She has finished her M Phil from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Her areas of interest are Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies, Marxism and Phenomenology. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org