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meghraj | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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contribution of colonialism in THE SHADOW LINE.

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malikritu67 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:41 AM (Answer #1)

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IN THE SHADOW LINES AMITAV GHOSH TALKS ABOUT THE COLONIAL EFFECT OF THAT TIME THERE ARE MAINLY THREE FACTORS OR CONCEPTS FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE COLONIAL OR POSTCOLONIAL EFFECT IN THE SHADOW LINES OR AMITAV GHOSH NOVELS.....

1.ORIENTALISM BY EDWARD SAID

2.CAN THE SUBALTERN SPEAK? BY GAYATRI CHAKRAVARTI SPIVAK

3.HYBRIDITY BY HOMI K BHABHA(TRANSLATE THE IDENTITY OF THE NATIVES BR COLONIZER AND CREATE NEW IDENTITY)

'THE LOCATION OF CULTURE' (STOLEN GENERATION)

NOW THERE ARE SOME KEY WORDS OF SOME OF THE MAJOR ISSUES OF THE POSTCOLONIAL RULEOR EFFECT OF THE POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE IN THE SHADOW LINES.

1.IDENTITY CRISIS;SEARCH FOR IDENTITY

2.PSYCHOLOGICAL BOUNDRIES CREATED BY COLONIZER

3.VOILENCE AND DECOLONIZATION  (CONCEPT BY FRANTZ FANON IN HIS WORK 'THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH')

4.INTERMINGLING OF THE RACES

5.MULTI-CULTURAL THEORY AND VALUES(CHINUA ACHEBE  'THINGS FALL APART')

6.BOUNDRIES CREATED BY COLONIAL RULES FOR REFRENCE(KHAMOSH PANI)

7.AN ATTEMPT TO CREATE A NEW LANGUAGE BY AMITAV GHOSH. FOR EX:-BY QUEEN VICTORIA(NICK NAME) TO RAM DAYAL ..'STOP BUK-BUKKING LIKE A CHHOKRA -BOY'........'MURO-IT'.'BACHAO ME FROM THIS CROCODILE'.....LANGUAGE OF ILLA-'LOOKING-LOOKING',KILLING-KILLING','EATING-EATING NICE VEGGIE-VEGGIES?'

8.AN ATTEMPT TO RECREATING OR REWRITING COLONIAL PAST

FIRSTLY WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THESE BASIC CONCEPTS FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE COLONIALISM OR POST-COLONIALISM LITERATURE OR ITS EFFECTS IN THE SHADOW LINES.

AS A STUDENT I KNOW ONLY THESE POINTS ABOUT POSTCOLONIALISM OR ITS IMPACT ON THE SHADOW LINES .KINDLY ADD YOUR PONT OF VIEW........OR MY MISTAKES....

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