Narrative Style, Myths, Language Code Mixing and Code Switching in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide and The Calcutta ChromosomeJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2021-09-05
Authors : Dr Candace Jessin Graceta C;
Page : 1364-1368
Keywords : Postcolonial writing; Myths; Intertextuality; Language and culture;
In Postcolonial fiction, the past, the present and the future are fused along with the imperial and colonial cultures, which are made to revolve around transposed time with the intention to subvert the imperial purpose in the ongoing course of narration. Colonization gives rise to freshly shaped transcultural forms known as hybridity. Hybridity takes linguistic, cultural, racial and political forms. Language and culture go hand in hand, but language also has the capacity to accept new cultures and take intense pleasure in it. In his novels, Ghosh mixes up many genres, explores them, merges them and makes the divisions of genres blur and fade away. Amitav uses complex narrative techniques with many layers of meaning displaying power relations. He narrates like a poet, merging family chronicle with personal history.
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