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Postcolonial literature


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Here i am sharing my presentation for paper 11 - post colonial literature . as consideration of post colonial texts.

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Postcolonial literature

  1. 1. Post ColonialPost Colonial texts.texts.
  2. 2. Bhumi Dangi. • M.A. Semester 3.M.A. Semester 3. • Roll no. 8. • Paper 11 postcolonial literature. • Subject – Text which goes under the title ‘Postcolonial texts’. • Submitted to – ““DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH,DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, MK BHAVNAGAR UNIVERSITY.”MK BHAVNAGAR UNIVERSITY.”
  3. 3. The notions of ruling India.
  4. 4. Which text can go under umbrella term “Post colonial texts”Which text can go under umbrella term “Post colonial texts”
  5. 5. ..cont.. • Britishers established their colonies almost all over the world. • All of them sooner or later revolted against British raj and got independence. • These countries will have some kind of experiences in common.
  6. 6. What is a “post-Colonial text”? • Any text Which is written after the time ofAny text Which is written after the time of independence, is “post colonial text”.independence, is “post colonial text”. -- General belief which is NOT true.-- General belief which is NOT true. Any writing which comes after so and so date,Any writing which comes after so and so date, doesn't make it post colonial wtiting.doesn't make it post colonial wtiting. • For example , Chetan Bhagat cannot beFor example , Chetan Bhagat cannot be studied as post colonial writer.studied as post colonial writer.
  7. 7. What I have understood.. • The text which have both the influence Pre independence time and post independence time. • It is rather a process which have happened in mind– “Freeing” from coloniser’s patterns. • It cannot be divided by some moment of time. • Because once mind gets colonised, it gets difficult to overcome the slavery. Even if physically they get free, mentally they remain COLONISED. So the text which deals with this conflict, can go under the term.
  8. 8. Example of post colonial text
  9. 9. Black skin, white Masks. • My mother wanting a son to keep in mind If you do not know your history lesson You will not go to mass on Sunday in Your Sunday clothes That child will be disgrace to the family That child will be our curse Shut up I told you must speak French,Shut up I told you must speak French, The French of FranceThe French of France The Frenchman’s FrenchThe Frenchman’s French French French.French French.
  10. 10. 1.Lagaan • Lagaan 2.
  11. 11. Rang De Basanti.
  12. 12. Concluding.. • It is open for variousIt is open for various interpretations. We cannotinterpretations. We cannot categorise anything very muchcategorise anything very much strongly. It is up to the readers,strongly. It is up to the readers, ultimately, that how they tend toultimately, that how they tend to look at certain books.look at certain books.
  13. 13. Works referred .. • “Colonialism post colonialism” by Ania Loomba. • Wikipedia • Movies – “lagaan” , “Rang De Basanti” • Lectures, Classnotes Balaji Ranganathan sir. CUG, Gandhinagar.
  14. 14. Thanking you.. • For further discussion contact me on..