By Fawzia Afzal-Khan
Cultural Imperialism and the Indo-English Novel focuses at the novels of R. ok. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya, and Salman Rushdie and explores the strain in those novels among ideology and the regular fictive innovations that form ideology or are formed through it. Fawzia Afzal-Khan increases the real query of the way a lot using convinced ideological options truly is helping the ex-colonized author deal successfully with postcolonial and postindependence trauma and even if the alternative of a specific style or mode hired by way of a author presupposes the level to which that author might be winning in demanding the ideological innovations of "containment" perpetuated by means of so much Western "orientalist" texts and writers. She argues that the formal or universal offerings of the 4 writers studied right here exhibit that they're utilizing style as an ideological "strategy of liberation" to assist loose their peoples and cultures from the hegemonic recommendations of "containment" imposed upon them. She concludes that the works studied right here represent an ideological rebuttal of Western writers' denigrating "containment" of non-Western cultures. She additionally notes that self-criticism, as implied in Rushdie's works, isn't really be stressed with self-hatred, a subject matter present in Naipaul's work.
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