The Dreams of Nations: An Ethno-Story

Abstract: This post-colonial “Ethno-story” narrative is a contribution to new modes of narrative storytelling within the tradition of auto-ethnography, identity politics and subaltern studies.  Written as an exemplar, it weaves through the unwilled constructs of two protagonists, an Indian Muslim man and a (Caucasian) American woman—working / living at the intersection of media, self and nation. It explores the inner dynamics of personhood through intersecting narratives of the self with those of mass-mediated images and realities in an age of terrorism and ethno-religious conflict.