One Night @ the Call Center, by Chetan Bhagat

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Fiction is considered to be an art of creation. Just as God has created the world, the writer also presents a new world of imagination, where things are more comprehensible and beautiful than they ordinarily are. The writer through his works creates a new universe. He is influenced by the conditions of the age in which he works and creates. In the words of David Daiches “it is no doubt largely true that an age is reflected in its literature which reveals the tides of thought, the vagarities of emotions, the springs of actions that animated it men and women” (Dhull 1). Indian writers in English constitute a significant group. Widely acclaimed as a gifted writer and winner of many awards, Chetan Bhagat has also carved a place of himself in the Indian writers. Endowed with a searching psychological insight and capable of writing an intense prose work, Bhagat seems to have sensed the interest of young India and wants it to be communicated to his readers. In this paper, the gestures of post-coloniality in Chetan Bhagat’s novel One Night @ The Call Center have been discussed, where post-colonial aspects are exhibited in varied forms and with varying implications. Over the past few years, post-coloniality has emerged a site of creative engagement with the identity crisis of oppressed/subordinate self. It has been used as an umbrella term, under which exist imperialistic, hegemonic attitude and a colonized oppressed society. Writers of this post-colonial fiction have been engaged in this context depicting both the Indian culture and the hybridization of native culture on account of western impacts like dress, ideology and cultural activities. Jahan Ramazani defines it as, “Post-colonialism, is concerned with what has ... ... middle of paper ... ... Dhull, Anar Singh. “Social Consciousness in the Novels of R.K.Narayan with Special Reference to The Guide and Swami and Friends.”Diss.M.D.U.Rohtak,1991.Print. Jadhav,Arvind. “Representing Metropolitan Youth Culture: An Assessment of Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone and One Night @ the Call Center.” The Criterion: An International Journal In English.June,2012.Vol.3:2.pp.1-5.Web. Rao, P.Mallikarjuna, Rajeshwar Mittapalli, and K.Damodar Rao eds. Postcolonial Theory and Literature.D. Ramakrishana. “Bhabani Bhattacharya’s A Dream In Hawaii: A Study in Postcolonial Spirituality.” New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors,2003.98 106.Print. Singh, Renu and Shikha. “Multicultural Context of Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States: The Story of My Marriage.” Language in India 13:3 March 2013.347-359. Web.
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