what is the narrative technique and imagery `and characters used in shadow lines by amitav ghoshnothing

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Amitav Ghosh is one of the most important Indian English writer of present time.He mainly deals in the epic themes of travel and diaspora.His novels relates history ,political struggle,communal violence,love,loss of values etc.He deliberately crosses the boundary between anthropology and artistic work.His narratives are catagorically transnational in sweep.His stories move restlessly across countries,continents and even oceans.His narratives always reflect the wisdom of an Oxford scholar.His views and opinions are meticulously researched and learned.In every book an epic scale of scholarship is directly discernable.

The Shadow lines (1988) reminds the reader of Salman Rushdie in terms of its formal experimentations with geography and History.But unlike Rushdie ,Amitav presents the story in an understated,condensed prose that closely rsembles to poetry.The story moves between India and England,Calcutta(KolKata)and London,the world war11 and Present day Calcutta society.The author has drawn inspiration from various East and West texts ,from Proust to Tagore,Ford Madox Ford to Satyajit Roy.The title of Ghosh's 2nd novel is certainly an allusion to Conrad's novella,The Shadow Line.Structurally the narrative is co-herent and balanced.

Characters are realistic portrayals from life itself.Most of the characters are round .The characters are clearly presented through various live imageries.---(to be coninued)

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Amitav Ghosh is one of the most important Indian English writer of present time.He mainly deals in the epic themes of travel and diaspora.His novels relates history ,political struggle,communal violence,love,loss of values etc.He deliberately crosses the boundary between anthropology and artistic work.His narratives are catagorically transnational in sweep.His stories move restlessly across countries,continents and even oceans.His narratives always reflect the wisdom of an Oxford scholar.His views and opinions are meticulously researched and learned.In every book an epic scale of scholarship is directly discernable.

The Shadow lines (1988) reminds the reader of Salman Rushdie in terms of its formal experimentations with geography and History.But unlike Rushdie ,Amitav presents the story in an understated,condensed prose that closely rsembles to poetry.The story moves between India and England,Calcutta(KolKata)and London,the world war11 and Present day Calcutta society.The author has drawn inspiration from various East and West texts ,from Proust to Tagore,Ford Madox Ford to Satyajit Roy.The title of Ghosh's 2nd novel is certainly an allusion to Conrad's novella,The Shadow Line.Structurally the narrative is co-herent and balanced.

Characters are realistic portrayals from life itself.Most of the characters are round .The characters are clearly presented through various live imageries.

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