CONTENTS:- Preface. Introduction/Arvind Chowdhary. 1. The Shadow Lines as a memory novel/Manjula Saxena. 2. The narrator and the chronicling of self in The Shadow Lines/Premindha Bannerjee. 3. Interrogating the nation, growing global in The Shadow Lines/Someshwar Sati. 4. Nation as identity in The Shadow Lines/Alka Kumar. 5. The Shadow Lines between freedom and violence/Alpana Neogy. 6. Time and space in The Shadow Lines/Arvind Chowdhary. 7. Tha'mma my grandmother: imaging the elderly in The Shadow Lines/Roopali Sircar. 8. Imagery in The Shadow Lines/Rita Joshi. 9. "Going away" and "coming home": The Shadow Lines and the travel motif in children's fiction/Nivedita Sen. 10. Nationalism and the question of freedom in The Shadow Lines: a gender perspective/Meenakshi Malhotra. 11. Lines and their shadows: a reading of gender roles in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines/Angelie Multani. 12. A post-colonial interpretation of The Shadow Lines/Promilla Garg. 13. Violence in The Shadow Lines: nationalist rhetoric and historical silence/Rudrashish Chakraborty. 14. The Bengalee in The Shadow Lines/Minoti Chatterjee. 15. The Shadow Lines in context/Aditya Bhattacharjea. Chronology in The Shadow Lines/Arvind Chowdhary. A family tree: Indian characters.