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Multiculturalism in Indian Fiction in English

Ashok Chaskar

Published by Atlantic, 2010
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Contents Preface Introduction 1 Theoretical framework 2 Multiculturalism in Untouchable 2 Multiculturalism in Train to Pakistan 3 Multiculturalism in Bye Bye Blackbird 5 Multiculturalism in The God of Small Things 6 Conclusion Bibliography IndexThe concept of multiculturalism recognizes ethnic diversity within a society It encourages others to be enlightened by worthwhile contributions to society made by people from diverse ethnic backgrounds Multiculturalism has acquired a wide range and scope in the fields of politics sociology anthropology and literary studies As a social theory it brings together different themes such as cultural diversity recognition mutual concern and peaceful co-existence of many cultures and subcultures Though multiculturalism opposes cultural hegemony it appreciates cultural diversity and respects the notion of multiple identities at individual cultural ethnic religious and national levelsThe book aims at showing how social theory of multiculturalism helps in maintaining social health through mutual respect love tolerance acceptance recognition and accommodation of different cultures It attempts a close examination of Indian novels in English in the light of both support and violation of the principles of multiculturalism in the selected novels by eminent Indian writers such as Untouchable 1935 by Mulk Raj Anand Train to Pakistan 1956 by Khushwant Singh Bye Bye Blackbird 1971 by Anita Desai and The God of Small Things 1997 by Arundhati RoyThe book will be useful to the students and teachers of English literature Indian English literature particularly fiction and researchers in these fields jacket 190 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 86873

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Publisher: Atlantic

Publication Date: 2010

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