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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

Cultural studies approach of reflections of Shashi Tharoor’s the great Indian novel and V. S. Naipaul’s an area of darkness

Author(s):

Sonakshi Tak and Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar

Abstract:

India represents a big amalgamation of numerous cultures. Because India is split into racial, liturgical, caste, linguistic, and other groups, the heterogeneity of races, faiths, languages, costumes, rituals, and principles adds to the complexity of its culture. This research investigates the influence of democracy and temporal standards on Indian culture, using Shashi Tharoor's "The Great Indian Novel" and V.S. Naipaul's "An Area of Darkness." However, it tackles the dividing issues that impede national unity. Its purpose is to disclose India's ethos, accomplishment, and the political components that hold the homeland together. It also depicts the government systems that exist in Indian political and cultural life, using Shashi Tharoor's “The Great Indian Novel" as a reference point. V. S. Naipaul's principal mission is to tell the truth, because poets are humanity's unacknowledged legislators. V. S. Naipaul's non-fiction work "An Area of Darkness'' presents India's cultures and postcolonial characteristics in a more honest and realistic manner. Nonetheless, it is a nonfiction work that has been extensively investigated, discussed, and critiqued. Shashi Tharoor's "The Great Indian Novel" emphasizes the significance of cultural studies in revealing authoritarian attitudes. It addresses fundamental cultural studies problems such as representation, discussion, identity, and philosophy, all of which have proven valuable in evaluating the book. V. S. Naipaul took the new genre to unparalleled heights and achievements. He is of Indian heritage and is known for his bleak novels set in impoverished nations. He traveled to India multiple times, as did Pearl S. Buck and E. M. Forster. So his portrayal of Indian religion, society, culture, and politics is really genuine. His perspective and concepts are quite similar to present thoughts and visions from both the East and West.

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How to cite this article:
Sonakshi Tak and Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar. Cultural studies approach of reflections of Shashi Tharoor’s the great Indian novel and V. S. Naipaul’s an area of darkness. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2024;6(1):73-76. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2024.v6.i1b.164
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