The Study of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things: History, Diaspora, Hybridity, Women
Arabic Language, Literature & Culture
Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 21-31
Received: Apr. 3, 2019;
Accepted: Jun. 3, 2019;
Published: Jun. 17, 2019
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Shiva Zaheri Birgan, Department of English Language and Literature, Boroujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd, Iran
Sayyed Rahim Moosavinia, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
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From the fifteenth century to the twentieth century, the Europeans colonized the lands in other continents. In the nineteenth century, the main political purpose promoted the newly-born genre named ‘novel’. In developing the dominance of colonization, writers played a main role. Knowledge and power are the dominating themes that over-rule the deep nature of imperialism and literature. These themes indicate the superior literature, culture and tradition as the standard form of acceptance. Colonization is a period of time. This is history itself. In the result of the colonization, the migration and transition were not avoidable issues. Therefore, in this displacement, the new identity has been made. People’s customs, cultures and beliefs are mixed with colonizers’ unconsciously. India is a multicultural country. There are many various cultures in this country. And also during the colonization and the dominance of Britain over India, the changes were made in its customs and cultures. Arundhati Roy is an Indian writer and female activist. The plot of Roy’s novel is made from the ancient history of the Syrian-Christian community and the complex intermixture of their faith with local Hindu social structures. In such society, people married other people with different beliefs. The present research intends to analyze the mentioned novel based on postcolonial studies. The concepts that can be mentioned in this novel are history, diaspora, hybridity, the role of women in Indian society, globalization, and resistance.
Post Colonialism, Resistance, Diaspora, Hybridity, Orientalism
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Shiva Zaheri Birgan,
Sayyed Rahim Moosavinia,
The Study of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things: History, Diaspora, Hybridity, Women, Arabic Language, Literature & Culture.
Vol. 4, No. 1,
2019, pp. 21-31.
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