Critical Analysis Of Ralman Rushdie's Shalimar The Clown

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Studies in Post colonialism

Edited by
Lilack Biswas
Assistant Professor
Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya
Bongaon
North 24 Parganas
West Bengal
India

Dedicated to the Lotus Feet of Mahatma Shri Narayan Goswami for being the Friend Philosopher and Guide and showering his limitless bliss on such an inferior soul like me.

I express my cordial thanks to Professor Dr. Jayanta Mete for his continuous inspiration and encouragement

Chapter 1 Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown: A space devoid of borders?
Dr. Bipasha Som Faculty Associate Department of English and Modern European Languages. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Gautam Buddha University. Gautam Buddh Nagar.
Uttar Pradesh

It is not a co-incidence that Salman Rushdie’s fictional work Shalimar the Clown, delineating psychological crisis resulting from loss of identity and roots, is set in Kashmir, a land piece suitable enough to be marked as a physical and tangible element of derision towards the conjecture of nationalized sense of identity and rootedness. Apparently, the novel tells the story of a ruined love, the story of two lovers in the land of raging violence and hatred. But in this apparently simple tale, the author has infused many problematic issues and questions that reveal themselves in layers. And Pachigam, a small peaceful village in the state, exemplifying repressions and exclusions that the postcolonial nation imposes on its periphery,
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