International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part G (2015)
Through the Unreal City: A Character- study on Khaled Hosseini’s and the Mountains Echoed
In the days after 9/11, world saw a flood of literary works discussing frequently the cause and effect of the great catastrophe. The colossal status of the United States in the world economy was shaken. The writers made it a point to speak about the disastrous incident, the role of Taliban and more importantly, the pathetic plight of the victims. The victims included the people of Afghanistan as well, for the US troops were stationed in their native land with the aim of demolishing the Taliban. The war is still going on in Afghanistan, the mountainous landlocked country in central Asia, transforming it to an unreal city.rnThis paper attempts to reflect upon the past glory of Afghanistan and its fall post 9/11. It makes an in-depth analysis of the Afghan- American writer Khaled Hosseini’s recent work, And the Mountains Echoed, bringing under scrutiny the character of Uncle Nabi. He serves as an indifferent witness to, and a link between the nation’s glorious past and its catastrophic present. This paper thus attempts a psychological introspection the above said character with the aim of providing a glance into the post 9/11 Afghanistan.
How to cite this article:
Cerin Babu. Through the Unreal City: A Character- study on Khaled Hosseini’s and the Mountains Echoed. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 472-473.