Have you ever had a strong negative attitude towards a person that everything about them seems bad? In Rudyard Kipling’s novella, The Man Who Would Be King, this is exactly what he was doing. The novella is a story about imperialism in the British Empire and how it impacted its citizens and countries they conquered. Kipling portrayed his negative attitude toward the British Empire through the use of figurative language and diction. The Man Who Would Be King is a depiction of Kipling’s experience with the British Empire when he was growing up in India.
Geoffrey Chaucer spent most of his life doing what he should not have done: jump between social classes. In a time of almost no social climbing and escaping one’s class from birth, the author toed the line between the nobility and the common laypeople through his work in the King’s personal household and a customs agent for the port of London. Born into the newly-emerged beginnings of a middle class, his occupations gave him unparalleled access to those he should not have had access to. Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales acts as an in-depth study of British social classes in the second-half of the 14th century. With quite the cast of characters, ranging from the Knight to the Cook and the Wife of Bath, all tied together by religious piety— a guise for some, true passion for others— Chaucer reveals the inner workings of each pilgrim.
Naipaul, one of the most noteworthy contemporary English writers, is a creation of a post imperialist society, and is also representative of rootlessness and displacement. In an article, Sneha Gupta remarks on his life in a nutshell as follows: “Of Indian descent, born in Trinidad and educated in England, Naipaul has been placed as a rootless nomad in the cultural world, always on a voyage to find his identity” (306). He was raised in a Hindu cultural background, the influences of which can be seen in many of his works. Even in A House for Mr. Biswas, there is an abundance of descriptions on how Hindus conduct various religious ceremonies for different occasions. As readers, we learn that Hindus are highly conservative, traditional and religious, and are very particular about their religious and cultural beliefs, even when they are not in their native land.
The religious and political conflicts faced by him and his family deeply affected Rushdie. His novel marked the beginning of a new era for Indian English novels both in India and abroad and is being regarded as the foundational text of post colonialism. The reason for the popularity of Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children is to be found in its unique style. Finally there appeared an Indian writer who told the story, the way it should be told and who did not write about village life and social ills. Rushdie added
He was literate at the Collegiate Elevated School in Mysore and at Maharaja’s college, Mysore. He worked as a educator and journalist beforehand he published his early novel. He had published fourteen novels, five collections of short reports, two travelogues and four collections of Essays and a Memoir. The most appealing feature of his personality is that he is a pure Indian both in spirit and believed, even though his preference for English above his mother-tongue for the expression of his
Chapter-5 Short Stories of Jhumpa Lahiri: A Critical Analysis The previous chapter examines the two novels and collection of short stories of Chitra, who belongs to the first generation Diaspora writers, this chapter tries to explain the second generation Daispora writer Jumpha Lahiri and analyse collection of her short stories.It also tries to project the difference between these two writers in the later part of the study. Both writers deal with the concepts of multiculturalism, hybridity and translationalism. The first generation writers identified with their homeland whereas the second generation writers identified themselves to the land of their residence rather than to their homeland. A constant change has taken place lately in the
Pandit Malaviya was concerned about the condition of contemporary education system and raised the issue of hostility of colonial government toward the education in India. Fourth, it discusses the role played by him in establishing Banaras Hindu University, a premier institution of higher education. Finally the chapter highlights the linkage between his leadership qualities, his educational ideas and the establishment of BHU. 3. 2 PANDIT MADAN MAOHAN MALAVIYA – A PROFILE 3.2.1 UPBRINGING AND EARLY EDUCATION Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was born in an orthodox Brahmin family, on 25th December 1961, at Prayag, a holy city of India.
This chapter looks at the differences in home-life circumstances and hygiene. It investigates the double-standard present among Indian residents and British rulers. It also evaluates the conflict of a modernized, industrial way of life versus an agricultural course. It addresses progress at both the humanitarian and technical levels. Mulk Raj Anand is renowed as the father of the Indian novel.
R.K.Narayan belongs to the first generation of Indian novelists writing in English. The uniqueness of Narayan is realized through his multi-faceted image that has created an aura of his imagination. His novels are novels of character and the novelist has always tried to explore human existence with its elemental issues through the central consciousness of his novels. When we analyze the novels of R.K.Narayan, we find that there are different types of characters. The types seem to have a distinct identity telling us about the mark of Narayan’s conception of character.
The term Indian English literature means the writings of the authors residing either in India or the authors of Indian origin settled abroad whose native or co-native language is one of many Indian regional languages. It has come a long way from colonial times and has established a place of its own in English Canon. It stared way back in 18th century but came of age with great writers of colonial times. R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao and Mulk Raj Anand. The three had different temperaments.