Globalization   Colonialism in Arundhati Roy s  The God of Small Things

Globalization Colonialism in Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things


  • Author : Katja Losensky
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2009-06
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783640357451


Globalization Colonialism in Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things Book Description :

Examination Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, course: Cross-cultural representations of India, language: English, abstract: In this essay I want to show how globalization and colonialism are phenomenons which cannot be looked at separately when speaking about Indias history and present. Roys book does not only reveal the impact of globalization and colonialism on India and its people but the interconnection between these processes. I will give examples of how globalization and colonialism are linked and how that is shown in Arudhati Roys novel "The God of Small Things" (1997). This is a semi-autobiographical book which includes examples that draw t...

Colonization Or Globalization

Colonization Or Globalization


  • Author : Silvia Nagy-Zekmi
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0739131761


Colonization Or Globalization Book Description :

The essays in this volume present new scholarship on imperial expansion through colonization and globalization from a variety of postcolonial perspectives. Most of the articles are grounded in literary works. National identities and imageries are scrutinized, deconstructing the modernist and utopian idea of a nation as a site of homogeneity, and reviewing the importance of the changing concept of identity in the different phases of decolonization....

Reading Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Reading Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things


  • Author : Carole Froude-Durix
  • Publisher : Editions Universitaires de Dijon
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: 1990-1999
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 2905965800


Reading Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things Book Description :

This collection of essays studies the complex criss-crossing of time, narration, tropes and cultural references which forms the architecture of Arundhati Roy's novel The God of Small Things. Can her particular approach be called post-colonial or postmodern? Is her use of the hyperbole simply a strategy aimed at satisfying the Western taste for exoticism? Is her novel a plea for hybridity or simply a sophisticated expression of binarism? The essays in this volume bring an important contribution to the debate on the relationship between art, nation, identity and desire in a post-colonial context which is increasingly influenced by globalization....

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
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Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things


  • Author : Julie Mullaney
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2002-03-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0826453279


Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things Book Description :

This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question....

The God of Small Things
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The God of Small Things


  • Author : Arundhati Roy
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307374677


The God of Small Things Book Description :

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things i...

Globalizing Dissent

Globalizing Dissent


  • Author : Ranjan Ghosh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-01-13
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135844714


Globalizing Dissent Book Description :

Arundhati Roy is not only an accomplished novelist, but equally gifted in unraveling the politics of globalization, the power and ideology of corporate culture, fundamentalism, terrorism, and other issues gripping today’s world. This volume – featuring prominent scholars from throughout the world – examines Roy beyond the aesthetic parameters of her fiction, focusing also on her creative activism and struggles in global politics. The chapters travel to and fro between her non-fictional works – engaging activism on the streets and global forums – and its underlying roots in her novel. Roy is examined as a novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist, activist, feminist, screenwriter, ideologist, and architect. This volume presents Roy's interloc...

Globalization and the Decolonial Option

Globalization and the Decolonial Option


  • Author : Walter D. Mignolo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317966708


Globalization and the Decolonial Option Book Description :

This is the first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity and whose members are based in South America and the United States. The project called for an understanding of modernity not from modernity itself but from its darker side, coloniality, and proposes the de-colonization of knowledge as an epistemological restitution with political and ethical implications. Epistemic decolonization, or de-coloniality, becomes the horizon to imagine and act toward global futures in which the notion of a political enemy is replaced by intercultural communication and towards an-other rationality that puts life first and that places i...

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things


  • Author : Alex Tickell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-05-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134245048


Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things Book Description :

On publication Arundhati Roy's first novel The God of Small Things (1997) rapidly became an international bestseller, winning the Booker Prize and creating a new space for Indian literature and culture within the arts, even as it courted controversy and divided critical opinion. This guide to Roy’s ground-breaking novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The God of Small Things a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new essays and reprinted critical essays by Padmini Mongia, Aijaz Ahmad, Brinda Bose, Anna Clarke, Émilienne Baneth-Nouailhetas and Alex Tickell on The God of Small Things, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending ...

Global Matters

Global Matters


  • Author : Paul Jay
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801470066


Global Matters Book Description :

As the pace of cultural globalization accelerates, the discipline of literary studies is undergoing dramatic transformation. Scholars and critics focus increasingly on theorizing difference and complicating the geographical framework defining their approaches. At the same time, Anglophone literature is being created by a remarkably transnational, multicultural group of writers exploring many of the same concerns, including the intersecting effects of colonialism, decolonization, migration, and globalization. Paul Jay surveys these developments, highlighting key debates within literary and cultural studies about the impact of globalization over the past two decades. Global Matters provides a concise, informative overview of theoretical, critical, and ...

National Identity and Cultural Representation in the Novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai

National Identity and Cultural Representation in the Novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai


  • Author : Sonali Das
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527509900


National Identity and Cultural Representation in the Novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai Book Description :

This book is the first of its kind to examine the theories of nation and national identity in both the West (according to the theories of Benedict Anderson and Salman Rushdie) and in the East (in the light of the works of Jawaharlal Nehru) as they apply to the novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai. The second part of the twentieth century witnessed a new interface between fiction and history called “New History”. It brought into its purview the hitherto marginalized sections of society like slaves, peasants, workers, women, and children. Whereas the subalterns in The Inheritance of Loss are disempowered by the brunt of globalisation and neo-colonialism, the subalterns in The God of Small Things face the ire of the deep-seated divisions based on...