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Volume 3 Issue 7

December 2017

Symbolism in Manohar Malgonkar’s Combat 0f Shadows
Ms. Brahmjot Kaur, 
Researcher, 
Department of English and MEL, 
University of Lucknow, 
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Abstract
Writing chiefly about the colonial and early post-colonial India, Malgonkar employs various tools in his works to weave an interesting tale depicting psychological, emotional, social and political power struggles. Like many other post-colonial writers he too makes use of symbols to convey various ideas and bring out the distinction between the two sides, natives and masters. Malgonkar’s symbols range from simple artifacts, to symbolic names and also to symbols from animal world. Combat of Shadows is replete with the use of symbols that aid in the development and knitting of the plot as well as further the reader’s understanding of the times. This paper shall attempt both to enlist various symbols used and comprehend their meaning.
Keywords
Manohar Malgonkar; Colonization; Native; Oppression; Beliefs; and Love.
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