A PURVIEW OF POSTCOLONIAL DISCOURSE IN THE WORKS OF AMITAV GHOSH

Authors

  • Mrs. N. Siva Priya Assistant Professor of English, The M.D.T.Hindu College, Pettai, Tirunelveli, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
  • Maalya S. Jayan Research Scholar, PG Department and Research Center of English, Rani Anna Government College for Women, Tirunelveli, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
  • Dr. T. Mangayarkarasi Asst. Professor, PG Department and Research Center of English, Rani Anna Government College for Women, Tirunelveli, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21276/IERJ24545278631070

Keywords:

Postcolonialism, Culture, Exploitation

Abstract

Postcolonial discourse underlines an unprecedented concern of the west over the non-west or its cultural ‘other’. It denotes the continuum of cultural confrontations in the form of resistance movements against continuing colonial hegemony in the postcolonial period. Amitav Ghosh points out a common thread of postcolonial concern over the subaltern consciousness in the postmodern scenario while penning down the distorted history and culture of the country in his creative writings. The present paper instigated by a close reading of Amitav Ghosh’s fictional creations aims to bring out a purview of postcolonial discourses in his works.

References

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Additional Files

Published

15-01-2024

How to Cite

Mrs. N. Siva Priya, Maalya S. Jayan, & Dr. T. Mangayarkarasi. (2024). A PURVIEW OF POSTCOLONIAL DISCOURSE IN THE WORKS OF AMITAV GHOSH. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 10(1). https://doi.org/10.21276/IERJ24545278631070