Stereotypes In Amitav Ghosh

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The main purpose of the research is to examine in detail about postmodern traits with specific reference to Indian diaspora in fictional works of Amitav Ghosh. The novels like The Glass Palace, River of Smoke and Sea of Poppies of Amitav Ghosh have been specifically considered for this review. These novels are the perfect evidence for the postmodern traits and the treatment of diaspora written by Amitav Ghosh. In these novels, Ghosh has engaged incessantly in the risk of putting otherised/marginalised individual back in the middle of the narrative, and saving from getting lost in the hegemonic portrayal of the nation. Especially concerned with the South Asian diaspora in the various regions of the world, the novels are endeavoured narrations of anti-Hegelian history of the world, including the hitherto left-out narratives of the familiar individual – the predicament against the historical backdrop, this endeavour is to resist the hegemony of the nation through the own experiences and story and search for the own identity. Key words: Postmodern traits, treatment of diaspora, fictional works, emigration and diaspora, The Glass Palace, River of Smoke, Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh Introduction: Amitav Ghosh, a novelist with an exceptional sense of place and history, is one of the most popular novelists of the time. Ghosh has joined the famous novelists such as Monohar Malgonkar, Shashi Tharoor, Khushwant Singh, Salman Rushdie and Chaman Nahal and others with a sense of

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