Colonialization In Arundhati Roy's The God Of Small Things

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The term ‘Postcolonial’ applies the notion that the novel or be it any piece of writing for that matter, goes beyond every possible parameters of the locality, region and nation to participate in the global scenario today which is an aftermath of European colonization. This paper examines the cultural and social implications which exist in The God of Small Things written by Indian postcolonial writer Arundhati Roy. The novel does reveal a decisive post colonial condition; through its dialogues, characters and various events and instances it encompass. The study analyzes Roy’s work according to the postcolonial theory and gives importance to the premises of main theorist in this field. Postcolonial literary texts like Roy’s are rewritings of colonial and postcolonial images.

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It tells the story of a Syrian Christian family in southern province of Kerala, India. The main plot is constructed around this family; retired imperial entomologist Pappachi Kochamma is the father of the family. Upon retiring from his job in Delhi he returns back to his hometown Ayemenem with his wife, Mammachi Kochamma, and his two children Ammu and Chacko. Ammu their daughter several years after their arrival experience an unhappy marriage with a Hindu man, which end in divorce. Ammu after divorce comes back to her parental house with her twins, Estha and Rahel. Ammu and her twins begin to live in Ayemenem with Mammachi, Chacko, and their aunt, Aunt Baby. Chacko, the son of the family is sent to Oxford to continue his education, where he meets his future English wife Margaret but their marriage ends in divorce in the same year, then, Chacko leaving Margaret and his daughter Sophie Mol, in England, comes back to Ayemenem to his father’s

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