“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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dc.contributor.advisor Tratner, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Schneider-Krzys, Emily en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-28T20:25:15Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-28T20:25:15Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/649
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Bryn Mawr College. Dept. of English en_US
dc.format.extent 100038 bytes en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Roy, Arundhati. God of small things
dc.subject.lcsh Roy, Arundhati -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Postcolonialism in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Language and languages in literature
dc.title “For practical purposes in a hopelessly practical world…”: Towards a New Postcolonial Resistance in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US


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