Colonialism In God Of Small Things

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SUBVERSIVE ELEMENTS IN ARUNDHATI ROY’S THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS Abstract: The God of Small Things is a semi-autobiographical in that it contains, expounds, and weaves episodes from her family’s history. It touches upon many issues like caste system, communism, religious issues etc. British colonization of India has challenged the traditional and original culture to the point that some native peoples developed a particular interest in British ideals which brought misperception and prevention. The God of Small Things is not written in a sequential narrative style in which events unfold chronologically. Instead, the novel is a patchwork of flashbacks and lengthy sidetracks that weave together to tell the story of the Kochamma family. Keywords: Dalits, culture, conflicts, marginalized, exploitation, relationships, misperception. INTRODUCTION The main events of the novel are traced back through the complex history of their causes, and memories are revealed as they relate to each other thematically and as they might appear in Rahel’s mind.To start with, Mamachi and her daughter, Ammu are the main victims of exploitation. They don’t have any social recognition and depend totally on male members. They are made to follow the love laws as binding cultural norms and misbehaviour of these meant an open invitation to wrath. Mamachi, the first generation woman sufferer, suffers silently. To quote Simone de Beauvoir, “One is not born, but rather becomes a women…it is civilization as a
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