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    Hybridity and National Identity in Postcolonial Literature Every human being, in addition to having their own personal identity, has a sense of who they are in relation to the larger community--the nation. Postcolonial studies is the attempt to strip away conventional perspective and examine what that national identity might be for a postcolonial subject. To read literature from the perspective of postcolonial studies is to seek out--to listen for, that indigenous, representative voice which

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    create a new form of fiction within the English language by incorporating new images and above all new rhythms. One of the major features of postcolonial texts is the concern with place and displacement, shifting of location and resulting in " the crisis of identity into being" (Bill Ashcroft and et al., 47).Often, the protagonist of a post- colonial work will find himself/herself in a struggle to establish an identity; feeling conflicted between two cultures - one his own native culture and the

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    Postcolonial Literature In Postcolonial criticism, it draws attention to issues of cultural differences in literary texts. It is one of the critical approaches that are considered to focuses on specific issues. These specific issues include gender, class, and sexual orientation. Postcolonial critics reject the claims to universalism and seek to show its limitations. It examines the representation of other cultures in literature and it shows how such literature is often silent on matters concerned

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    colonized countries or nations got their independence and got a way out under colonials. This era like the rest of other literary eras has various particular characteristics and aspects. Most commonly the aspects of Post-colonial literature fall into; history, literature, politics, culture and identity of both the countries that were colonized and colonial countries. However, Postcolonialism can take the colonial time into consideration as well as the time after colonialism. Postcolonialism also deals

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    Post-colonial Theory: Indian Literature

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    belonging. In Post-colonial writings the themes which are focused on are nationalism, self-identification to anti-imperialistic critique and postcolonial protest. Often protest writing has a political agenda of social change and expresses anger and disillusion at the postcolonial nation state. Nayar points out, “resistance literature in both the colony and the postcolonial nation include testimonial writings, prison narratives, revolutionary tracts and ‘insurgency’ writing. The rise and changes through technology

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    post-modern text as signifying a change from 'modernism's ahistorical burden of the past': it is a text that 'self-consciously reconstruct[s] its relationship to what came before' (131). The post-modern is linked by magic realism to 'post-colonial literatures [which] are also negotiating....the same tyrannical weight of colonial history in conjunction with the past' (131). Before discussing magic realism in Midnight's Children, a brief definition of the term "post-colonialism"as I intend to use it

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    Subverting Power: The Lesson of Post-Colonial Literature Your Name School Affiliation Outline A. Introduction Thesis: Adgar and Alizdeh, as representatives of post-colonial literature, provide evidence that otherness, essentialism and orientalism are notions that explain the issues that arise in the contemporary world as a result of imperial tendencies on the part of Western societies, and their writing suggests a peculiar form of struggle which is rooted in subversion and internal critique of systems

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    However, from a postcolonial frame, these predictions have never materialized in a post-colonial world. Its adaptability to "trimming its sails to different political winds, without either capitulating or meeting them head on" (Pinkney) has accounted for its ability to survive in various unstable political terrains, not least the periods of decline following independence, and periods when local government structures had served... ... middle of paper ... ...litics in a postcolonial setting are obvious

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    an... ... middle of paper ... ... G. 1998. Nationalism Without a Nation in India. Delhi: Oxford UP. 3. Bhabha, Homi. 1993. (Ed) Nation and Narration Routledge. 1990. Print. 4. Chatterjee, Partha. The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. Princeton NJ: Princeton UP. 5. Gosh, Amitav. 1988. The Shadow Lines. Ravi Dayal Publisher, India. 6. Hawley,JohnC. 2005. Amitav Ghosh: An Introduction. Foundation Books, New Delhi. 7. Hazarika, Sanjoy. 2000. Rites of Passage: Border

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    cultural globalization, myth is used as a postcolonial tool to connect various Native cultures together from a regenerative perspective. In the contemporary literary context, while discussing mythical characters in numerous hues and forms, human and animal, natural and supernatural as they coexist in the postcolonial texts, the element of camouflage, deception, disguise, changing selves, and shapeshifting become significantly integral to the postcolonial discourse. The contemporary writers create

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