These characters are correlated by affection and a sense of responsibility rather than by ties of blood. The novel emphasizes the importance of networks between people who can outfit financial, emotional, and professional morale support for one another. simultaneously, Kipling's emphasis on personal attachment has some definitive political implications. For instance, the novel describes the fictional insurrection and rebellion against British authority by the Five Kings in the north of India as treason and betrayal of the personal ties between colonial India and the British Empire. Kim has bonds of moral and emotional rightness between India and Britain that has made him such a controversial.
Derek Walcott’s linguistic practice not only enriches his dramatic craft but becomes a medium to stage his culture’s stories. With the instrument of language, he sought to overcome the boundaries of identity and confines of ‘class’ or ‘race’. As West-Indian people had suffered the centrist scorn for Creole and its continuum, Walcott deftly fashioned an (‘other’) language where words, forms and grammatical constructions testify to the overlap of several languages- one that can suspend nation and ethnic identification or social hierachization. Practicing extreme polyglossia his dramas decentre the hegemonic power structure and its monolithic and closed world. Before Walcott, few dramatists could utilise the post-colonial stage as the space to
The Man Who Would Be Kings is a novella that interprets power, control and colonialism. In this novel Kipling tries to convey the feeling of people who were from a very low class but had big plans and ideas. He explained the unfairly treatment they received and the way they would act because of it. He incorporates two important characters, Dravot and Carnehan, that wanted to become so much more and wanted to have much more than what they had or could get. He expresses the ways the two men go from Indian to Kafiristan with the thought of taking over and becoming kings.
Behind the Veil of the Happy Man Prompt: With reference to at least two literary texts that you have studied, discuss how an author comments on issues of ethnicity. In today’s society one values work so much, that stress due to work related predicaments can easily take over one’s life and lead to depression and other abominable outcomes. When this is paired with religious boundaries and pressure from the government, one is inundated by the mass of conflict. Both Naguib Mahfouz and Dhu’l Nun Ayyoub use this conflict of being hidden behind an immovable burden, though the effects differ in that Mahfouz creates a satirical twist in “The Happy Man”, criticizing modern day values and the tension created by everyday stress, while Nun Ayyoub creates a mood of
When diving into the writing of Things Fall Apart and Poisonwood Bible, the influence of culture and geographical surroundings on the characters and their social and moral traits is evident. Both authors purposefully developed cultural conflicts in their writing to cause the reader to think about the effects of culture on the way one thinks and acts. Not only are the characters in these novels shaped by their own culture, but they also encounter difficulties when confronted by a new culture. Achebe’s characters Okonkwo, his family, and his village are introduced to the culture of the white missionaries not by choice while Kingsolver’s characters Nathan Price and his family choose to experience a new culture when they go to the Congo as missionaries. In each of these instances, the characters previous culture impacts their ability to adapt to the new one placed in front of them.
Book review – the argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen It takes courage and defiance for a person still learning, to select a work from celebrated author like Mr. Amartya Sen, and accept that one might even require to criticize the work, based on one’s limited yet very personal understanding of it. Even so I was able to gather the courage because the content of ‘The Argumentative Indian’, is so profound, stimulating and overarching, that it compelled me to go beyond a simple reading. Mr. Sen is looking at the History, Identity and culture of India through the lenses of contradictions that have been part of literature, religion, gender conceptions and society the nation. He organizes his study in four sections, dealing with ‘Voice and Heterodoxy’,
Brahmins verses Brahmanism towards nationalism: Subramania Bharati and Garimella Satyanarayana “Love the country brother Promote that is good hither Stop loose talk all together Think to do solid help brother” (Gurajada Apparao) Though Brahmanism was started and spread by Brahmanism, later others including foreigners and kings supported it. Mostly Brahmanism was misused by rulers. They supported Brahmanism for their own benefits. Because of that, many other castes suffered more and more. It created a hierarchy among the Indians.
When Milton wrote paradise Lost and justified the ways of God to man he proved the point. When Eliot emphasized the importance of leading value based life and attributed the ills of life in 20th century to the sexual sins of man, he was influenced not only by the spiritual values of western culture but also Vedantic values of India. When the writers of western tradition are so much influenced by Indian Spiritual values, the Indian writers who are brought up in Indian traditional and cultural environment are naturally influenced by these values. Indian English literature is also influenced consciously or unconsciously by religious tradition. In the present paper, however, the focus will be on the spiritual values depicted in the novels of R.K.
Title : A Flowering Tree Author : AK Ramanunjan Publisher : Stuart Blackburn Year of publishing: 2002 Book Review AK Ramanunjan’s A Flowering Tree INTRODUCTION AK Ramanujan was an Indian dramatist, folklorist, philologist, interpreter, and artist creator who wrote in both English and Kannada. Ramanujan 's work demonstrates that social custom in India is a contention between the provincial English personality of the nation and in addition its notable and post-frontier ethnic characters. As an artist, he is known for his vanguard approach and atavistic lovely contentions. His surprising vision of good desires and human brilliance incorporates driving forces or disables as opposed to inborn virtuoso. Topics envelop hybridity,
He highlighted the necessity of using the Indian English. The Gandhian philosophies and patriotic and local feelings were intentionally defended in his works. In the novel Kanthapura, we can see the characters addressing in local tongue and even the language giving highest justice to the translation of the local tongue. The characters were Indians in feelings and deeds. Writers who write about villages and the stories which may be useless to the cities like David Davidar are appreciated in newspapers and also abroad.