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Volume 2 Issue 12

September 2015

Existential Challenges of the Subalterns in Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason
Mr. E. Suresh, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Government Arts and Science College, Tiruvadanai, 
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
Postcolonial literature has stamped its greatness by mixing up the traditional and the modern in production of art, especially in fiction. In recent times, the transmission of postcolonial literature attracts more hearts, especially when it is read in the view of subaltern concepts. The interest in postcolonial literature lights a burning thirst in the writers which turned their thoughts and technique to innovate new form and style of writing. The novels written in 20th and 21st century have postcolonial subjects, mostly the existential challenges of the subalterns. Postcolonial novelist like Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Arundhati Roy, Anitha Nair, Shashi Tharoor, and Amitav Ghosh are the markers of new strategies in producing fiction with postcolonial thoughts and emotions. Amitav Ghosh has created his fictional world differently by using history along with the challenges of subaltern in the anthropological view. This paper explores existential challenges of subaltern in Amitav Ghosh’s novel, The Circle of Reason.
Keywords
Postcolonial Literature; Transmission; Subaltern; Anthropological; Existential Challenges.
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