Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines

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AMITAV GHOSH’S THE SHADOW LINES, A QUEST FOR LIBERTY P.Pradeep Dr.R.Poli Reddy Asst.Professor of English Research Supervisor and Sreenidhi Institute of Science & Technology, Principal, Yamnampet,Ghatkesar and SV Arts & Science College, Ph.D Research Scholar, Giddaluru, Prakasam Dt. Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. Andhra Pradesh. pradeeppilli@gmail.com…show more content…
This wish to liberate is not developed but it is sprouted from the inside of the human heart. The novel also focuses on various aspects of independence, which is delighted as a number of competing discourses. The novel also throws light on various aspects of liberty. The Shadow Lines is an appraisal of certain issues such as time, liberty and history, which are closely connected to the postmodern thought. Keywords: Liberty, Immigration, Partition, issues, Expedition and challenges. Full Paper Amitav Ghosh portrays the liberty which is occupied with most of his characters in The Shadow Lines, particularly the three major women characters, namely, the grandmother, Ila and May. All three of them thought to be free from their troubled clutches of…show more content…
Ila is not displaced from her family, she doesn’t have the fundamental intellect of belongingness. Ila has never seen permanence in her life, she was always travelling from one country to another and from one school to another. These countries are entirely different from one another. But the people who dwell in them are the same all over the place. The separation and embarrassment she encounters on her being a brown-skinned, dark-haired Indian is the same everywhere. The ladies at Airports are the only places where she feels rooted, she is shown to
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