The Circle Of Reason Ghosh Analysis

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ABSTRACT Representing multicultural communities and the resultant displacement in any book by the writers is a matter of quest and an urgent question in Diasporic literatures to get an answer for. There are certain ubiquitous and mundane characteristics and also some contradictions among the people, nations, groups, or continents. Nation has been considered as a form of “restrictively imagined collectivities” (Anderson 147) by Amitav Ghosh in “A correspondence on provincializing Europe”. Some writers started writing, discussing in their literature, the concept of displacement and the many difficulties involved in it. I am presenting Amitav Ghosh as one such novelist who brought it in his novels and through the imaginary characters displaying the notion of nation. He depicts in his novels the confinement, displacement, struggles, inner conflicts faced by the characters after they leave their native place to faraway lands in search of livelihood. During the stay by the protagonists in the faraway lands, they face the most distressing inner conflicts reminiscing heartbreakingly, wishing to meet their dear ones, and longing to go back to their native lands reaching which is a far cry. In this article, I present Amitav…show more content…
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