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Postcolonial English Literature: Theory and Practice


Postcolonial English Literature: Theory and Practice

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FOREWORD


At a recent seminar held at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University I took the opportunity of being the Keynote Speaker to express my suspicion that terms or phrases such as "rewriting" or "counter discourse" or "writing back" carry a certain violence, a certain confrontational energy. This energy may be emotionally mobilising but may not be politically productive in the long run, because its oppositionality seems to invoke and reiterate a neat and clear binary; and neat and clear binaries seldom work when it comes to talking about messy things like culture and identity, because there is no such thing as a "pure" culture and no such thing as a "pure" identity. We are all culturally impure, but some of us revel in the notion of being a "pure Hindu" or a "pure Indian" when such purity is just a linguistic lie. Very often language is used to prop up notions of cultural purity. English still continues to be regarded in some quarters as a "foreign" (and therefore untouchable) language. This is why it gives me great pleasure to provide the foreword to this book because it continues the healthy project of engaging with the postcolonial condition using what some still regard as "the coloniser's language."



I congratulate Mr. Dipak Giri for putting together a volume that does not believe in geographical, racial, national, gendered boundaries as unbridgeable. The range of authors discussed here - from Achebe to Roy - is a testimony to the ever-expanding contours of postcolonial writing. The focus on fiction - Dattani being the only playwright dealt with here - seems apposite because sometimes a condition requires the length and breadth of a novel for its adequate treatment. The care with which each contributor has tried to negotiate the tricky terrain of postcoloniality is worthy of note. Volumes such as these are always welcome, because the postcolonial condition is so overdetermined by innumerable and powerful historical, socio-cultural, and economic forces that careful, tentative but persistent identification of these forces and their impact is always to be undertaken.


I hope that this volume will excite many minds, restart many conversations, invigorate many thoughts, but not in the spirit of loud, confrontational anger. Let us be humbled by the acknowledgement that pure oppositionality is intellectually unhelpful and that dealing with our own postcolonial hybridities with care and understanding may be the way forward.


Niladri R. Chatterjee
Professor
Kalyani University
West Bengal
CONTENTS

             Foreword
            Introduction
1.      A Tryst with the Self: Migrancy, Diasporicity and Identity   in Selected Short Stories of Jhumpa Lahiri  -Shilpi Basak
2.      Things Fall Apart:  An Exploration of Pre-and Post-Colonial Life in Late 19th Century Nigeria  -Rabi Kanta Roy
3.      A House of My Own: A House for Mr. Biswas -Dr. Shachi Sood & Dr. Saleem Wani
4.      The Impact of Binaries in Constituting Social Conflicts: A Reading of A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry -Mahendran U
5.      Depiction of Religion as an Oppressive Weapon in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus -Dr. Romina Rashid & Asma Zahoor
6.      From Migration to Madness: Female Migration in Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing and Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace -Gouri Kapoor
7.      When the Subaltern React and Create a Space of Their Own: Re-locating Identity in Arvind Adiga’s The White Tiger - Samiksha Sharma
8.      An Attempt to Study Familial and Marital Discourse in Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry - Shweta Verma
9.      Social Deprivation and Identity Issues in Aravind Adiga's White Tiger -Tabish Wani & Rumana Nisar
10.  An Ecofeminist Study of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale -Ragini Kapoor
11.  Rootlessness and Quest for Identity in Bharati Mukherjee’s Wife -Surabhi K.
12.  A Postcolonial Overview of Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness -Supriya Mandal
13.  Food as a Metaphor for Identity and Isolation in Selected Stories of Jhumpa Lahiri - Dr. Prachi Priyanka
14.  Multi Approaches of Writing: V. S. Naipaul -Dr. Brajesh Kumar Gupta “Mewadev”
15.  The Colonialism and the Changes in the Postcolonial World -Sujoy Barman
16.  Awakened by Darkness: An Exploration of Shamanic Archetypes, Voicing Female Experiences in Selected Novels of Margaret Atwood  -Alik Jha
17.  Glocalization through the Lens of Postcolonial Mimicry and Hybridity: A Study of Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines -Rabindra Sutradhar
18.  Home and beyond, between National Identity and Culture: A Reading of Basharat Peer’s Curfewed Night -Amrita Datta
19.  Postcolonial Dilemma of Language: A Study of Male Protagonist in Anita Desai's In Custody -Tinku Das
20.  Revisiting the Colonial Discourse: A Study of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart -Saurabh Debnath
21.  Interrogating National Identity: A Postcolonial Study of Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions -Dipak Giri
            Notes on the Contributors


 NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS


1.      Shilpi Basak is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sudhiranjan Lahiri Mahavidyalaya, Majdia, Nadia, West Bengal.
2.      Rabi Kanta Roy is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Kabi Nazrul College, Murarai, Birbhum, West Bengal.
3.      Dr. Shachi Sood is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University,  Rajouri (J&K).
4.      Dr. Saleem Wani  is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, P.G. College, Rajouri (J&K).
5.      Mahendran U is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sir Theagaraya College, Washermenpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
6.      Dr. Romina Rashid is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University,  Rajouri, J&K.
7.      Asma Zahoor is a Research Scholar, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University,  Rajouri, J&K.
8.      Gouri Kapoor is a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of English, The English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, Telangana. Prior to joining PhD, she was an Assistant Professor (Adhoc), Department of English, Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Delhi University, Delhi.
9.      Samiksha Sharma is a Research Scholar, Department of English, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, J&K.
10.  Shweta Verma is a Research Scholar, Department of English, University of Lucknow, U.P.
11.  Tabish Wani is a Student of M.A., Department of English, Kashmir University, Kashmir.
12.  Rumana Nisar is a Student of M.A., Department of English, Kashmir University, Kashmir.
13.  Ragini Kapoor is a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Delhi University, New Delhi.
14.  Surabhi K. is a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Telangana.
15.  Supriya Mandal is an M.Phil Research Scholar, University of Gour Banga, Malda, West Bengal. She was formerly  Guest Lecturer in Malda Government DIET College, Malda, West Bengal.
16.  Dr. Prachi Priyanka is an Assistant Professor, School of Languages & Culture, Sharda University, Greater Noida (U.P.).
17.  Dr. Brajesh Kumar Gupta “Mewadev” is the Head and Assistant Professor, Department of English, Eklavya Mahavidyalaya, Banda (U.P.).
18.  Sujoy Barman works in Bhatun Junior High School, Bhatol Hatch, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal.
19.  Alik Jha is a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of English, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (W.B.).
20.  Rabindra Sutradhar is an Assistant Teacher, Khirerkote High School (H.S.), Alipurduar, West Bengal.
21.  Amrita Datta is an Assistant Teacher in Mowamari Tattanath Vidyapith (H.S), Cooch Behar and a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Department of English, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (W.B.). She is an Academic Counsellor, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, NSOU, West Bengal. She was formerly Part Time Lecturer, Vivekananda College, Alipurduar and Academic Counsellor, A.B.N Seal College Study Centre, IGNOU, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.
22.  Tinku Das is an Assistant Teacher, Uttar Khapaidanga High School, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He is an Academic Counsellor, Netaji Subhash Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.
23.  Saurabh Debnath is an Assistant Teacher, Pundibari Ramgopal Lakhotia High School, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He is an Academic Counsellor, Netaji Subhash Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.
24.  Dipak Giri is an Assistant Teacher, Katamari High School (H.S.), Cooch Behar, West Bengal and a Ph. D. Research Scholar, Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal. He is an Academic Counsellor, Netaji Subhas Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He was formerly a Part-Time Lecturer, Cooch Behar College, Vivekananda College and Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal and a Guest Lecturer, Dewanhat College, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.