Writing Nation's History

A Study of Three Postcolonial Texts

By Amar Mishra

This book examines the 'nationhood' of India as a socio-political construct by examining the postcolonial texts of three well known authors. Despite the noticeable differences in terms of linguistic and stylistic tendencies, the three authors - Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, and Arundhati Roy - have explored the concept of identity and resilience through the multi-faceted lens of religion, language, caste, sex, family, community, and the collective past. India is represented as a construct that constitutes a dream, a collage of many colors, and a blending of cultures and nationalities in a pluralistic society. The canonical texts by Rushdie, Seth, and Roy offer a clear elucidation of the ways in which socially marginalized forces play out at the level of the individual and the nation.

Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131606636