International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 10, Part M (2020)
Postmodernism in the shadow lines: A study
Indian writing in English has inscribed its greatness by mixing up tradition and modernity in the production of art. The interest in literature is the burning thirst of the writers which turned their energy and technique to innovate new forms and styles of writing. Earlier novels projected India’s heritage, tradition, cultural past and moral values. But a remarkable change can be noticed in the novels published after the First World War which is called modernism.
Amitav Ghosh is one among the postmodernists. He is immensely influenced by the political and cultural milieu of post-independence India. Being a social anthropologist and having the opportunity of visiting alien lands, he comments on the present scenario the world is passing through in his novels. As per postmodernists, national boundaries are a hindrance to human communication. They believe that nationalism causes wars. So, post-modernist speaks in favour of globalization. Amitav Ghosh’s novels centre on multiracial and multi-ethnic issues; as a wandering cosmopolitan he roves around and weaves them with his narrative beauty. In The Shadow Lines Amitav Ghosh makes the East and West meet on a pedestal of friendship, especially through the character like Tridip, May, Nice Prince etc. He stresses more on the globalization rather than nationalization. This paper attempts to expose the postmodern elements in The Shadow Lines.
How to cite this article:
Rabindra Kumar Sahu. Postmodernism in the shadow lines: A study. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(10):787-789.