The Doppelganger Concept In The Novels Of Orhan Pamuk

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Recalibrating Identity through the Doppelganger Concept in the Novels of Orhan Pamuk
S.P. Anuja, Research Scholar, Karpagam University, Coimbatore
Dr. K. Pramila, Head, Department of English, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore
“To write, to read, was like leaving one world to find consolation in the other world 's otherness, the strange and the wondrous.” - Orhan Pamuk

Ferit Orhan Pamuk , powerful literati in the realm of Turkish Literature was conferred the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 2006 for his comprehensive post- modern approach on writing and for his realistic portrayal of life in contemporary Turkey illuminated by its historical past. He is one among the writers who could quicken one’s reading muse and continue to inspire throughout the process of reading. He has written many novels among which the The Black Book, The White Castle and The New Life experiments with the doppelganger mythology in a wide parameter. Doppelganger means an apparition or double of a living person or taking on the identity of someone. The focus of this paper is how the identity of the protagonists in these novels gets recalibrated through the doppelganger concept.
Pamuk has brought his experience to centre stage through all the subtle aspects his novels venture in to. His uncompromising versatility in the context of post modernism has plunged in to the depth, excavating characterization, narration where almost all the yardsticks of writing come under the
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