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Cultural Imperialism and the Indo-English Novel: Genre and by Fawzia Afzal-Khan PDF

By Fawzia Afzal-Khan

ISBN-10: 0271009128

ISBN-13: 9780271009124

ISBN-10: 0271032952

ISBN-13: 9780271032955

Cultural Imperialism and the Indo-English Novel focuses at the novels of R. okay. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie and explores the strain in those novels among ideology and the favourite fictive ideas that form ideology or are formed by means of it. Fawzia Afzal-Khan increases the real query of ways a lot the use of convinced ideological ideas truly is helping the ex-colonized author deal successfully with postcolonial and postindependence trauma and even if the alternative of a specific style or mode hired via a author presupposes the level to which that author may be winning in demanding the ideological techniques of "containment" perpetuated by means of so much Western "orientalist" texts and writers. She argues that the formal or time-honored offerings of the 4 writers studied the following demonstrate that they're utilizing style as an ideological "strategy of liberation" to aid loose their peoples and cultures from the hegemonic thoughts of "containment" imposed upon them. She concludes that the works studied the following represent an ideological rebuttal of Western writers' denigrating "containment" of non-Western cultures. She additionally notes that self-criticism, as implied in Rushdie's works, isn't really be burdened with self-hatred, a subject present in Naipaul's work.

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