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Decolonization of Indian mind- Namvar Singh

  1. 1. M.K.Bhavnagar University Decolonizing the Indian Mind- by- Namvar Singh Presented by-: Parmar Milankumar Semester-: Third Batch Year:- 2014-16 Enrolment no.-: 14101026 Paper no.-: 11-Post-colonial literature Email id-: parmarmilan1994@gmail.com Submitted to- Dr. Dilip Barad Smt. S B Gardi Department of English
  2. 2. What is decolonization ? Hegemony in Literature Nationalism in literature Decolonization of literature index
  3. 3. What is decolonization ? “Decolonization is the process of revealing and dismantling colonist power in all its forms, this includes dismantling the hidden aspects of those institution and cultural forces that had maintained the colonialist power and that remained even after political independence”
  4. 4. Hegemony in Literature English Literature Common wealth literature New literature Colonial literature Post- colonial literature First world literature Third world literature World Literature
  5. 5. National Allegory • A phrase given by Fredric Jameson..characteristic of “Third world novel’’ • Gora- 1920, Rabindranath Tagore, • Samskara- 1965, U.R.Ananthmurthy • Search for identity and identity crisis • Gaur Mohan and Praneshacharya, both emerges as human being.
  6. 6. “I’m just like you- a soul driven by lust and hate- is this my first lesson in humanity?... I am sin, my work is sin, my soul is sin, my birth is sin.’ No, no, even that is lie. Must forget all words learned by heart, the heart may flow free like a child’s. Gaur Mohan “what I had day and night longed to be but was not able to be, I have become today. Today I belong to all India”
  7. 7. Decolonization of literature Today’s Indian writers have left behind the tradition of realistic European novel. Narratives are based on the ancient tales and narratives of India They make use of myths, customs, and beliefs of Indian life as exotic for the west, and therefore it becomes object of attraction. The Indian novels in English today would seem to be rather more “Indian” than the Regional novel. Returning to the old fashioned narratives which is both “contemporary” and the “latest”
  8. 8. Magic Realism:- A term coined by Jacques Stephan, Latin American critic, in “Of the Magical realism of the Haitian’s (1956) Modes of expression of that cultures reality The inclusion of any mythic or legendary material from local written or oral cultural tradition in contemporary narrative. Salman Rushdie’s novel’s “Shame” and “Midnight’s children”.
  9. 9. • Decolonization does not mean a rejection of the west altogether. There are many even among the writers of the west who have raised pens against colonization and imperialism. It will be shortsighted on our part to disassociate ourselves from this tradition of the west, in name of a distinctive identity of “Third World Literature” …
  10. 10. Works Cited Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin. The Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts. 2007. Routledge, 2007. Singh, Namvar and HarishTrivedi. Decolonizing the India mind. 27 03 2014 <http:/www.jstore.org/stable/23337172>.

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