“For practical purposes in a hopelessly practical world…”: Towards a New Postcolonial Resistance in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

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“For practical purposes in a hopelessly practical world…”: Towards a New Postcolonial Resistance in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

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Title: “For practical purposes in a hopelessly practical world…”: Towards a New Postcolonial Resistance in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things
Author: Schneider-Krzys, Emily
Advisor: Tratner, Michael
Department: Bryn Mawr College. Dept. of English
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 100038 bytes78347 bytes
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: As an Indian writer writing in English, Arundhati Roy struggles to free her text from the influence of Western colonial and economic powers. Through her use of language, bodies, and performance, Roy seeks to create an alternative world in which the constructs of colonizer and colonized, First World and Third, no longer limit her. Roy’s resistance to defined boundaries is her first step towards creating such a world and takes many forms in The God of Small Things. Yet, it is only through valuing all of these forms, despite their seemingly oppositional nature, that Roy will find the means to create an alternative space in which she and her text can finally be free.
Subject: Roy, Arundhati. God of small things
Subject: Roy, Arundhati -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Postcolonialism in literature
Subject: Language and languages in literature
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Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/649

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Schneider-Krzys, Emily. "“For practical purposes in a hopelessly practical world…”: Towards a New Postcolonial Resistance in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things". 2005. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/649.

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