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The Shadow Lines: A Novel ebook download |The present paper is an attempt to examine the postcolonial impact on identity, culture and society. Amitav Ghosh does not restrict himself from describing the perilous days undergone during the partition of Bengal. He has interwoven and scrutinized the impacts of colonialism on the culture and society of two main neighboring cities, namely Calcutta and Dhaka. This novel throws light on the suppression faced by the people in the hands of the oppressors. The agony they felt has been realistically portrayed in the novel. Throughout the novel, the writer explicitly traces the postcolonial principles to show his interest in depicting the aftermath of colonization especially in an era after the emancipation.
The Shadow Lines (Amitav Ghosh)
Amitav Ghosh 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. Written when the homes of the Sikhs were still smouldering, some of the most important questions the novel probes are the various faces of violence and the extent to which its fiery arms reach under the guise of fighting for freedom. Ghosh's treatment of violence in Calcutta and in Dhaka is valid even today, more than ten years after its publication. What has happened recently in Kosovo and in East Timor show that answers still evade the questions which Ghosh poses about freedom, about the very real yet non-existing lines which divide nations, people, and families. Much has been written about Amitav Ghosh's novels.
The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh(BOOK REVIEW)
You're lying, I shouted at her. That can't be a staircase because it's flat, and staircases go up, they aren't flat. And that can't be upstairs because upstairs has to be above and that isn't above; that's right beside the drawing room. I dropped to my knees and began to scrabble around in the dust, rubbing out the lines, shouting: You're lying, you're mad, this can't be a house. You're stupid, she said. Don't you understand?
The narrator of The Shadow Lines is endlessly fascinated by the relationship between memories as they exist in people's minds and memories that are transformed into stories and passed on through the spoken word. As a child, he lives for the stories his uncle Tridib tells him of living in England, as well as other stories about the Price family, which is the family that Tridib and his parents stayed with. The narrator grows up idolizing Tridib, mostly because Tridib is an exceptional storyteller. He can craft worlds and situations with great detail—and the narrator takes the stories to heart to such an intense degree—that as an adult, the narrator is able to find his way around parts of London he's never been to, based purely on his uncle's stories and the mental maps Tridib created for him. This illustrates how, for the narrator, Tridib's memories and stories are extremely real—something that the narrator's cousin, Ila , doesn't understand.
Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world's best literature guides. The Persistence of Colonialism. When Ghosh's novel, The Glass Palace , won the Best Eurasian Novel award of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, he famously withdrew the novel from consideration, citing objections to the term "Commonwealth" and his belief that the award's English-language requirement is unfair. Which guides should we add? Request one! Sign In Sign Up.