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As a part the study of Post Colonial Literature, Introduction to Orientalism is presented as per my views in the presentation. The information or data is collected from the class notes, websites and library books. Please don't forget to share your valuable comments. Thanks in advance..

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  1. 1. Prepared and Presented by Parth Bhatt Roll no. 2 Sem.1 (2011-12) P.305: Post Colonial Literature Orientalism: Introduction by Edward Said
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Orientalism </li></ul><ul><li>Orient: East, esp. China & Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Occident: West, esp. Europe & US </li></ul><ul><li>European Colonization and Under Developed countries of East </li></ul>
  3. 3. The European Mindset <ul><li>West </li></ul><ul><li>Occident </li></ul><ul><li>Civilized </li></ul><ul><li>Me </li></ul><ul><li>Superior race </li></ul><ul><li>Human beings </li></ul><ul><li>East </li></ul><ul><li>Orient </li></ul><ul><li>Uncivilized </li></ul><ul><li>The Other </li></ul><ul><li>Inferior race </li></ul><ul><li>Nonhuman beings </li></ul>
  4. 4. Edward Said Argues <ul><li>Their definitions, boundaries & beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Occident wanted to civilized Orient </li></ul><ul><li>Misrepresentation of Oriental attributes, </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretation & factionary characters by Literature, Media and Science </li></ul><ul><li>Infusing biased opinion & prejudice </li></ul>
  5. 5. Edward Said Argues <ul><li>Orientalist – scientists studying the Orientals – Darwin Theory – They were superior </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with western culture such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Pakistan : terrorists </li></ul><ul><li>Arab : cruel violent people </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conclusion “ The difference between reality and appearance” - William Shakespeare
  7. 7. Thank you The presentation is submitted to Department of English, Bhavnagar Questions or suggestions pls.