River Of Fire Essay

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Subject:The Cultural Study Of “River of Fire” by Qurratulain Hyder : Abstract The research is intended at the the study of culture in the novel “River of Fire” by Qurratulain Hyder. The main objective of the research is to contribute to the cultural significance of the novel .It is also aimed at the exploration of a composite culture of subcontinent Indo-pak through various epochs of history and factors that shattered it. The novel timelines spanned over two thousand years starting from the time of Chandargapt to the partition of India. It encompasses the fates of four recurring characters over two and a half millennia: Gautam, Champa,…show more content…
It highlights Qurratulain Hyder’s technique of mixing historical facts with fiction for the cultural portrayal..The research is very useful in comprehending the comlexity of labyrinthen plot and repeated characters.The research is of great help in developing familiarity with the root cultural values for both the citizens of Pakistan and India. Literature Review Some researchers have tried their hand on the cultural study of ” River of Fire” and have provided useful speculations in this regard.Masood Ashraf Raja in “ Quratulain Hyder’s River of Fire: Novel and Politics of Writing Beyond the Nation-State” is of the opinion “I suggesst that the elusive nature of the novel, its capacity to elude categorization, its power to exist beyond the critical expectations and the cultural stereotypes should be seen as its great promise.” He further elaborates the multicultural aspect of India in the following words. “Overall ,through a long ,complicated narrative, the subcontinent is represented as a repository of varying cultures that enrich the soil and are tamed by
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