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REPRESENTATION OF POSTCOLONIAL WOMEN IN AMITAV GHOSH’S NOVEL THE SHADOW LINES
Dr. Nibedita Phukan
(Associate Professor of English,Namrup College (Affiliated to Dibrugarh University))
The postcolonial women in Amitav Ghosh’s novel ‘The Shadow Lines’ are strong and active with an identity of their own, procreated by themselves from the situations. The grandmother in the novel is a refugee in one sense and Ila is a rootless in this modern world. The anti-imperialist and jingoistic grandmother’s national faith is based on her sincerity and loyalty both to her nation and family. Ila’s identity is based on diaspora and conceited colonialist superiority.
Keywords: Identity, Postcolonial, Anti-Imperialist.