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International Journal of Research in English

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

Examining chosen partition narratives within transacting spaces


N Ashok Kumar and Dr. P Sartaj Khan


Using classic novels like "Ice Candy Man" by Bapsi Sidhwa, "Clear Light of the Day" by Anita Desai, and "Difficult Daughters" by Manju Kapur as a case study, this study explores Partition narratives in literary books. This study aims to decipher the complex interrelationships between narrative and place in the representation of India's 1947 Partition. This research attempts to reveal the manner in which these writers employ geographical dimensions to portray the socio-political complexity, personal experiences, and communal memories connected to Partition using a multidimensional approach. The study aims to explore the ways in which spaces—both real and imagined—can effectively communicate issues related to trauma, displacement, identity crises, and the search for identity amidst the turmoil of Partition. This study aims to offer light on the various viewpoints and voices present in Partition literature by investigating the relationship between space and narrative devices like setting, imagery, and symbolism. By closely examining the text and applying critical interpretation, it aims to provide fresh perspectives on how literary representation might influence how historical events and human experiences are understood. By clarifying the ways in which spatial dynamics and narrative techniques interact to produce rich and complex representations of one of the most important periods in South Asian history, this study ultimately seeks to further the conversation on Partition literature.

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How to cite this article:
N Ashok Kumar and Dr. P Sartaj Khan. Examining chosen partition narratives within transacting spaces. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2024;6(1):97-103. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2024.v6.i1b.170
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