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The Shadow Lines

The title of this fascinating work relates to a key concern of postcolonialism - that of borders and boundaries and how they are created and sustained but also how they are easily ruptured and...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2009 8:48 pm UTC

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Amitav Ghosh, through his women characters, perfectly portrays all the psychological and sociological trauma that the common citizen of war-torn and riot-ravaged post-Partition India suffered...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2020 9:13 pm UTC

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The title of the book indicates Ghosh's attitude towards national borders. They are arbitrary symbols of equally arbitrary divisions, mere “shadow lines” that don't do justice to the complexities...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2020 1:39 pm UTC

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This can also describe India's history, can it not? India always seems to be in a place of both expansion and poverty lately. Although India has accomplished much in the way of outsourcing and...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2012 1:24 am UTC

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The Shadow Lines is a novel about a boy and his family. The boy and his family live in India during tumultuous times. There are riots throughout India due to how British partitioned the country....

Latest answer posted August 26, 2020 1:10 pm UTC

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Excellent question! Of course, Shadow Lines was also the title of a novella by Joseph Conrad, but one of the reasons why Ghosh appropriated it was that the title of this fascinating work relates to...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2010 9:41 pm UTC

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In The Shadow Lines, the narrator's grandmother Tha'mma is a tough, no-nonsense lady, just the kind of person we'd expect to have been a headmistress of a school. Tha'mma has very high standards,...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2021 9:52 am UTC

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Shadow Lines is an amazing story that transgresses multiple borders, one of the key themes of the story. This is also a concern of postcolonial criticism, that examines and criticises man-made...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2009 10:15 pm UTC

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In The Shadow Lines, Ila grows up in a wealthy family and regards international travel as a matter of course. Her mother, whose self-importance gains her the nickname "Queen Victoria," is a social...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2020 6:17 pm UTC

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This question is very similar to one that I have answered recently, so here goes. Women have some very key roles in this excellent novel. Whilst the main focus of this novel is postcolonialism and...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2009 8:59 am UTC

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The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh revolves around the connection between the Datta Chaudhuri family in India and the Price family in England. The narrator, Tridib, is the protagonist of the story...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021 7:49 am UTC

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I will give you a few pointers of how this novel relates to a major theory or approach to literature called postcolonialism. It is for this reason that this book is so popular on degree courses as...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2009 10:01 pm UTC

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In The Shadow Lines, Tridib is the narrator’s beloved uncle, who later dies in a mob attack. As the narrator is growing up in India, Uncle Tridib is the person the boy admires the most. As the...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2021 4:44 am UTC

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Written by Indian writer Amitav Ghosh, The Shadow Lines is narrated by an unnamed character in the 1980s as they reflect on the lives of their family and friends. Freedom is a significant theme...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2020 11:25 am UTC

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To understand this work you have to have some awareness of post colonial criticism and the main themes that this work addresses. You have identified correctly that geography is immensely important...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2009 11:22 pm UTC

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In The Shadow Lines, darkness could symbolize adventure. At the big house, Ila grabs hold of the narrator. She wants to hide from all of the people. Their quest is infused with darkness. The stairs...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2021 5:43 pm UTC

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In Amitav Ghosh's novel The Shadow Lines, Ila invites the narrator and her uncle Robi to an Indian-Bangladeshi restaurant in London. The owner of the restaurant, Rehman-Saheb, is a friend of Ila's,...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2021 10:33 pm UTC

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