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Title: Disorder and Decay Social Political and Psychological Milieu in Select Novels of V S Naipaul
Researcher: Vasanthasena J
Guide(s): Dr. S. Christina Rebecca
University: Avinashilingam Deemed University For Women
Completed Date: 4.12.2014
Abstract: Postcolonial Literature which is written in English in former colonies represents the colonial time as well as the time after colonisation The field of Postcolonial studies has been gaining newlineprominence since 1970s The experience of colonisation and the challenges of a postcolonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English This diverse and powerful body of literature newlinehas established a specific practice of postcolonial writing in India Australia Canada and West Indies and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture newlineAs a Postcolonial writer Naipaul has made significant contribution to Postcolonial literature and has secured a prominent place in the English speaking world His works bring to light the social newlinepolitical and psychological issues in the Third World countries by recalling the social and cultural upliftment The chapters in this study are structured so as to visualise the different issues in Naipauls novels The introductory chapter presents a brief survey of postcolonial writing with particular focus on few postcolonial writers It locates Naipaul incisively among these writers and presents an indepth account of his literary distinctions It gives a brief account of the authors life and works It supplies a newlinereview of literature followed by objectives proposed theoretical framework hypothesis and research methodology The second chapter titled Social Issues Fragmentation and Disintegration traces the social issues of the Third World countries which are ever evolving and are in constant flux Naipaul investigates the social mechanism between the colonised societies and the former colonisers which affect the people decades after the official end of superiority of the colonisers The colonial experience has caused the colonised to perceive themselves as inferior to the coloniser They suffer from dislocation fragmentation placelessness and loss of identity As a result they become mimic men who imitate and reflect the colonisers life style
Pagination: 223 p.
Appears in Departments:Department of English

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