Heat And Dust Analysis

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position in the caste hierarchy than that traditionally conceded to the claimant class by the local community..." Concurrent with such changes, as in the Caribbean, are the powerful forces of modernity, imposed by the state. Within such a framework, it is possible to see the upward mobilization of caste identity as not merely aping Brahminism: but rather, as signs of a larger fluidity, plurality and inclusiveness, as marginal castes assimilate into the mode of the dominant caste system in their area. M K Gandhi, the first one to realize the value of syncretic solutions' hence he never asked for a pure homeland for Indians in South Socio-cultural space and so Sudhir Kumar confirms Gandhi as the first practitioner of Diasporic hybridity. Gandhi…show more content…
Amit Chaudhury is another new generation novelist who has been missed. He lives and teaches at an Oxford College. His two novels An Afternoon Raag and A Sublime Address have had the highest critical praise heaped on them. R.P. Jhabvala’s ‘Heat and Dust’ presents the social outlay of Anglo-Indian contacts with the upper grade Muslin culture. Then comes the most notable Salman Rushdie, Indian by birth but a native of U. K. now. The use of hybrid language helped him a lot to focus on the huge canvas of Indian culture. In his multiple award winning quintessential novel ‘Midnight’s Children’, Rushdie tries to bring forward the collective nationalistic feelings of the common men of India. This ‘magic realism’ not only represents the disturbed post colonial situations of India but also marks their echoes of national consciousness. Novelist like Bapsi Sidhwa, Kamla Markandeya, Anita Desai, Manohar Malgaonkar, Nayantara Sehgal struggled hard to establish a separate identity unlabelled of British or Indian cultures and thus paved way for a new era of Indian English…show more content…
have achieved name and fame all over the world along with almost all International Literary awards. It is true that the above names are marked only in the genres of fiction. Shauna Singh Baldwin, who won the Commonwealth Prize for the Caribbean and Canada region, has said in one of her interviews, “We are the third generation of Indians writing in English. The first were writers like R.K. Narayan and Kamala Markandaya, who were writing from India. Next came the writers who migrated to the West: Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Bharati Mukherjee, Meera Sayal. Now it’s writers like Jhumpa Lahiri and me, who are Indians but born elsewhere. We are truly diaspora writers because though I had a spell of schooling in India, I have never held an Indian passport.” In this context, it is important to remember, as Al Creighton recently reminded us, of the plural dimensions of Indian culture in the Caribbean: and how, in Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott's case, the public theatrical spectacle of the Ram Leela in Trinidad significantly entered his cultural sphere. Thus, though a school of thought may construct 'Indian-ness' and 'Guyanese-ness' as distinct entities, our everyday lives, and the scholarship presented at this conference, tell us that this is not so. And further, that such a simple categorization of identity is problematic. A

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