The Narrator’s Perception of Cosmopolitanism in Amitav Ghosh’s “The Shadow Lines”
“The whole world is a man’s birthplace.” This quote by the Roman poet Publius Papinius Statius shows us the basic idea of cosmopolitanism. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines it as “the i
Post-Colonial Melancholy: An Examination ofSadness in Amitav Ghosh’s
The Shadow Lines
The article undertakes a study on melancholy and sadnessin Amitav Ghosh’s
The Shadow Lines
, concentrates on theforlorn ﬁgures of Tridib and the narrator in an attempt to analyse and eval
The story of Tridib in ‘Shadow Lines’ remain incomplete without the influence, or rather we should say the contribution, of the women characters in the novel.
Main women characters in the novel namely Ila, May and the grandmother of the narrator, have a great influence on the coming-of-age of
In this tutorial I question the ideas of ‘language’ and ‘othering’, removing any preconceived notions from my mind, starting a fresh research and pondering process to form an opinion. I debate both sides of the coin, fully cognizant of the fact that it is more like a multi-faceted dice and t
After reading many novels throughout my life I would place, The Shadow Lines, by Amitav Ghosh, in my top 10 list. The novel is based on the narrator who was English educated but Indian born. The narrator illustrates and shares his views of foreign countries which he has never been to with other ch
According to the Oxford English Dictionary realism is defined as ‘close resemblance to what is real; fidelity of representation, the rendering of precise details of the real thing or scene.’ Phrases in the definition like ‘fidelity of representation’ or ‘rendering of precise details’ ten
Difference in Memory
Sociology, Binghamton University, SUNY
Everyone lives in a story . . . because stories are all there is to live in, it was just a question of which one you chose . . . (Amitav Ghosh, The Shadow Lines)1
The study of popular memory is necessarily
The Shadow Lines (1988) is a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novel by Indian-Bengali writer Amitav Ghosh. It is a book that captures perspective of time and events, of lines that bring people together and hold them apart, lines that are clearly visible on one perspective and nonexistent on another.
The Shadow Lines by
Such moments are rare indeed these days when one takes a book in the hand and is completely captivated by it after reading the first few pages. That happened to me recently when I started reading "The Shadow Lines" by Amitav Ghosh. "The Shadow Lines," Ghosh's second
The main objective of working on Ghosh is to reinterpret this huge iconic figure in contemporary Anglo Indian literature who has raised and answered a lot many questions about the identity of the subjugated in this world. His readings give us insights into the plight of émigré. In order to reach t
Amitav Ghosh can be seen as the flag bearer of the fearlessness and
freedom that the contemporary Indian writer in English embodies. Although
Salman Rushdie is the pioneer who put the post colonial scene on the literary
map, yet Amitav Ghosh has become one of the central figures...
Amitav Ghosh (born July 11, 1956), is a Bengali Indian author best known for his work in English fiction
Life : Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta on July 11, 1956 in a Bengali Hindu family, to Lieutenant Colonel Shailendra Chandra Ghosh, a retired officer of the pre-independence Indian...
Kanai Dutt: Indian, 42 years old; translator; knows 6 languages; at around 10 was sent to Lusibari to be “rusticated” when speaking back to the teacher; unmarried; lives in New Deli; runs a bureau of translators;
Piyali Roy: Indian by descent; does not speak Bengali; from Seattle b
The Janus - Faced Amitav Ghosh : the Earlier Novels and The Ibis Trilogy
Amitav Ghosh , in spite of his fixed home is an itinerant. By nature he is a traveller, in his mind he is a voyager and he divides hi