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Diasporic Sensitivity & Issues of Identity A Colonial & Postcolonial Perspective in Amitav Ghosh's Novels

Author Name: Dr Pooja Raj Srivastava | Format: Paperback | Genre : Reference & Study Guides | Other Details

The book accounts for the colonial and postcolonial constituents in Amitav Ghosh’s Novels. The issues related to thematic considerations of diasporic sensibility and issues of identity are the concerns under the purview of colonialism and postcolonialism fervour. Ghosh’s works provide a thoughtful sensitive view of existing problems that makes him a significant contemporary writer. Amitav Ghosh’s creative output is staggeringly wide, ranging from geography and history to colonial and postcolonial issues.

The idea of the diaspora is discussed occupying various perspectives like historical, cultural and economic displacement. The notion of the diaspora is scrutinized keeping the characters of his novels in alignment with the above-mentioned contexts. Amitav Ghosh’s writings endeavour creatively to negotiate through the complex web of historical, political, economic, and cultural diaspora related to past and contemporary times.

Along with diasporic issues, inquisitive concern towards colonial and postcolonial repercussion on agitations of relegated, diasporic, national, cultural and subaltern identity have been dealt with. The embodiment of these issues, in the novels of Amitav Ghosh, is discussed that includes the various forms of the issues of identity. 

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Dr Pooja Raj Srivastava

Dr Pooja Raj Srivastava is an academician and writer. She has more than twelve years of teaching experience at various technical institutes. She has been conferred the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy in English Literature. She has written various research papers published in International Journals. She writes blogs, review research articles and develops educational content on YouTube.